The Coffee County Lady Raiders are headed back to the TSSAA State Tournament. The softball ladies defeated Cookeville 2-1 Friday night to punch their ticket to the Spring Fling in Murfreesboro.
Brianna Jones struck out 12 allowing just one run as she picked up the win. Jones added a hit and knocked in Kaylee Skipper for an RBI. Anna Spellings scored the second run on a throwing error on the Cavalier catcher. Jones was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the Game.
Cookeville scored its only in the sixth on a solo home run by Sydney Price.
Head Coach Terry Floyd said after the game he was very proud of his team. He said despite only having one senior this team has done everything a coach can expect. Floyd added the Lady Raiders have just continued to get better and better as the season went along.
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Coffee County at (29-13-1) will play Gibbs (46-4) in the first round of the state tournament Tuesday night 6pm at Startplex in Murfreesboro. The Lady Raiders will play Wednesday at either 10am or noon depending on Tuesday’s outcome. The Wednesday game will be played at McKnight Fields. Thunder Radio will carry all games live.