Lady Raiders Win District Championship

(L-R) Brianna Jones, Taylor Gullett, Juli Layne, Karlie Benedict (championship trophy), Niki Campbell and Chelsea Howell... Photo by Barry West

Coffee County your 2012 District 6-AAA Champs... Photo by Barry West

For the 5th year in a row the Coffee County Lady Raiders are district champs. After a 6-3 come from behind win last night (Wednesday) over White County the ladies are District 6-AAA champions for the 3rd year in a row. Coffee County has never been beaten in the district after 33 games. The Lady Raiders fell behind 3-0 after the first half inning but came back to tie it at the end of one. Niki Campbell hit a solo homerun in the 5th to give Coffee County the lead. Campbell had 2 hits, 2 RBI’s and scored a run. The Lady Raiders scored 2 more times in the 6th to finish off the scoring. Freshman Pitcher Bricen Hunt came into the game with 2 outs in the 1st inning and allowed only 2 hits the rest of the way as she picked up the win. Juli Layne added 3 hits for the ladies. Hunt and Campbell were named the Co-Gateway Tire and Service Players of the Game.
After the game the Lady Raiders learned they will host Walker Valley on Monday night in the Region 3-AAA tournament.
In the post game awards Niki Campbell was named the District 6-AAA Defensive Player of the Year. Juli Layne and Taylor Gullett were name Co-Offensive Players of the Year. Brianna Jones was given the Pitcher of the Year honor and Chelsea Howell was named MVP.