A walk-off RBI single by Grace Pippenger in the bottom of the 5th inning secured a 5 to 4 win for the Lady Raider softball team of Coffee County Middle on Tuesday at CCMS. Pippenger drove home Kyla Craig with the bases loaded to lift the Lady Raiders over a scrappy North Franklin team on 8th grade night. Haley Richardson was 3 for 3 on the night as she pitched the last 2 innings to get the win. Amanda Mukai was 2 for 2 with a walk and a double while Jayden Scheller was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. After the game, 8th graders Haley Richardson, Shannah Frame, Erin Ferrell and Sierra Mahar were honored.
Warren County Middle School broke open a 2 to 2 game in the 4th inning with 2 unearned runs as they dropped Coffee County 5 to 2 in baseball action on Tuesday night at CCMS. After the Pioneers scored 2 runs in the first inning against starting pitcher Harley Hinshaw, the Raiders answered back in the 3rd inning. Coffee County got 4 straight singles with one out in the inning as Clayton Lowell and Bryson Hullett crossed the plate on an RBI single from Tyler Serber and an RBI fielder’s choice by Colton Kerber. That was all the offense that the Raiders could muster as they stranded scoring opportunities in the last 3 innings. Trace Bryant was the 2 for 3 at the plate for Coffee County as they fell on 8th grade appreciation night. After the game, the 14 Red Raider 8th graders were honored. The Raiders travel to White County on Thursday night before ending the regular season at home on Friday against Warren County. The district tournament is set to begin a week from Thursday in Sparta.
A Cole Hawkins penalty kick was the only offense the Coffee County CHS soccer team could muster in a 3 to 1 loss to Oakland on the home pitch Tuesday night. The Raiders missed a 1st half PK attempt and saw Oakland score in the last minute of the first half to take a 2 to 0 lead in the half. Hawkins railed his PK past the Patriot keeper in the 62nd minute, only to have Oakland answer that goal one minute later. The Raiders will attempt to return to their winning ways as they return to district action on Thursday playing host to Tullahoma. In addition to playing for the Coffee Cup, Thursday’s game will also be Senior Night for the Raiders. The opening kick is set to happen at 7:00 PM at the Raider Soccer Field.
The Coffee County Middle School soccer team dropped a 5 to 0 decision on Tuesday night in Fayetteville to Lincoln County. The Raiders battled the Falcons tough but could not convert a scoring chance. With the loss, Coffee County Middle finishes the season with a record of 6 and 4 on the season which is good enough to host a CTC Conference Tournament game on Thursday. The Raiders will play host to South Franklin on Thursday in a 5:00 PM match at the Coffee County Middle School.
With injured Raider golfer Samuel Prater on the shelf for the immediate future, the Coffee County Middle School golf team used their depth to defeat Fayetteville and Westwood on Tuesday afternoon at Fayetteville Country Club. Austin Farris and Josh Perry each shot a 49 whiel Matthew Hale got around in 55 strokes. Jake Melton carded a 70 as he stepped up to varsity play for Coach Holly Rodriquez’ squad. Westwood was led by Christopher Robinson as the 6th grader shot an impressive 58. The golfers will take off next week for TCAP testing before returning to Willowbrook on Monday, May 4th for a match with Liberty and Harris. The match will begin at 4:00 PM.
The Lady Rockets bats came out of their recent slump to plate 9 runs in a losing cause at Woodbury on Tuesday night. Westwood dropped a hard fought 13 to 9 decision to Cannon County. Sarah West was 4 for 4 on the afternoon to lead the Rocket attack. Haley Miller was 2 for 2 and Danielle baker was 2 for 4 for Westwood. The Rockets will return home on Wednesday for a rematch with Cannon County. First pitch will be at 4:30 PM at Lady Rocket Field.