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Coffee County CHS Baseball Holds Off Franklin County

Hayden Skipper of CHS baseball

The Coffee County CHS baseball welcomed district Franklin County to Powers Field on Tuesday.  Coming off a split with Tullahoma, and a 3 and 1 record in this past weekend’s tournament, the Red Raiders were looking to keep the momentum alive in their final district series of the season.  The Red Raiders held off a 7th inning rally to capture a 4 to 3 win.

The Red Raiders scored single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings before adding a 2 spot in the 4th to seize a 4 to 0 lead.  Coffee County made the most of their 7 hits in that 3 inning span and got a dominant pitching performance from Hayden Skipper.  Skipper allowed only 2 hits while striking out 9 in his 6 innings of work for the win.  The Coffee County bullpen surrendered 3 runs prior to Griffin Meeker coming to the mound to get the final 3 outs and the save.

At the plate, Skipper had a double and a triple and drove in 1 run.  Kael McCall added a pair of singles with 1 RBI.

The Raiders will travel to Winchester on Wednesday for game #2 in the series.  First pitch is set for 6 PM at the Gamble Sports Complex.