Brianna Jones was named the Gateway Tire and Service Player of the Game. The freshman pitcher struck-out 9 batters and got help from fellow freshman Brycen Hunt combining for a no-hitter.
Taylor Gullett had a homer and knocked in 2 runs. Chelsea Howell and Anna Spellings also had 2 runs batted in.
Coffee Co. will be back in action Friday and Saturday in the Hendersonville tournament.
Coffee Co. kept things close with Tullahoma in the opening game of the year for baseball teams. Trailing only 1-0 going to the bottom of the 6th the Raiders saw the Cats get 2 runners on and Justus Sheffield hit a 3 run bomb to centerfield. Sheffield also picked up the win on the mound.
Sean Davis pitched a strong 5 innings for Coffee Co. before being replaced by Kyle Douglas at the start of the 6th. Davis had turned his ankle in covering 1st base in the 4th inning.
Coffee Co. will host Lavergne today starting at 5:30pm.
Thunder Radio will have live coverage of Coffee Co. softball tonight at 7pm.
CHS Varsity Results (3-0-1 for the day):
Marshall Co. 0
Goals by Baltazar Barrera and Dallon Lush
Goals by Ricky Ramirez
Goals by Baltazar Barrera, Ricky Ramirez, and Pedro Martinez
Smith County 0
Goals by Ricky Ramirez (2) and Will Duke
CHS JV Results (1-1-2):
Goals scored by Michael Garcia, Hector Beana, Alex Constantaras,
Abilene Barrera, and Cole Hawkins
The Motlow Bucks stood toe-to-toe with the Columbia State Chargers for 40 minutes, but when the final horn sounded the top-seeded Chargers had escaped the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament championship game with a 59-56 victory that sends them to Hutchinson, Kansas for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament. For the Bucks (17-11) it is a bitter pill to swallow, receiving the silver ball runner-up trophy for the second consecutive year. Motlow’s Andrew Scofield hit a three-pointer with 58 seconds to play to cut Columbia’s four point lead to one. However, Charger guard Masceo Harmon, who led all scorers with 19 points, drained a bucket to extend the lead back to three with 30 seconds remaining. John Taylor, who was named to the All-Tournament team along with Bucks teammate Sean Gardner, found the basket with 13 seconds left to again cut the lead to one at 57-56. The Bucks then fouled Devonta James of Columbia State and James sank both free throws, setting up a final shot for the Bucks with the Chargers leading 59-56. Raul Tutton’s three-point attempt didn’t connect at the buzzer though, and the Chargers celebrated.
The Walters State Senators won the opening game of a TCCAA three-game series by handing the Motlow Bucks an 8-4 loss Friday afternoon in baseball action at the Driver Baseball Complex. In doubleheader play on Saturday the Bucks fell 10-6 and 5-4.
Clicking on the ice is no problem for the reunited Kostitsyn brothers. Sergei Kostitsyn found his brother Andrei twice on the power play, and the Nashville Predators edged the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Saturday night. Goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots. The Preds are back in action tonight at Phoenix.
Vanderbilt claimed its first postseason title since winning the 1990 NIT and first SEC Tournament championship since 1951 with a 71-64 victory over No. 1 Kentucky on Sunday. Vanderbilt trailled by seven with 5:22 to play before going on a 14-1 run to open up a 69-63 lead with 23 seconds to play and the previous-once beaten Wildcats (32-2) could not recover. It was Vanderbilt’s eighth all-time win against No. 1-ranked teams and first since defeating Tennessee in 2008. Jeffery Taylor led Vanderbilt (24-10) with 18 points. John Jenkins and Festus Ezeli each scored 17.