Chelsea Howell, Ginny Clayborne and Bricen Hunt all had homeruns. Coffee County had 12 hits with Bethany Baker leading the way with 4 and Brianna Jones and Hunt held the Lady Eagles to just 5 hits on the day.
Clayborne and Baker were named Co-Gateway Tire and Service Players of the Game.
In game 2 of the day Coffee Co. took on Beech the #1 team in the state and ranked as high as #1 in the nation with the winner moving onto play in the semi-finals.
Beech got the scoring started early wit 2 in the first but the Lady Raiders battle back with 2 in the 2nd inning behind a solo homer by Senior SS Taylor Gullett. The Alabama-Huntsville signee would do again later in the game with hit to centerfield that chased 2 runners home as Coffee County took a 5-2 lead.
In the top of the 7th Beech would not go down without a fight getting a 2-run double from Heather Montgomery. As she tried to stretch the hit to a triple Montgomery would collide with Taylor Gullett as she waited for a throw from CF Juli Layne. The umpire called obstruction and Montgomery was awarded 3rd base. Freshman pitcher Brianna Jones continued to work hard and worked out of the jam as the Lady Raiders won the game 5-4.
Gullett was named the player of the game.
Tonight on Thunder Radio Coffee County will play Soddy Daisy in the TSSAA state championship semi-final at approximately 7pm, don’t miss it.