Big Weekend Of Sports

Austin Harmon and Deontae Williams talk in the on-deck circle before the bottom of the 7th... Photo by Dennis Weaver

Austin Harmon and Deontae Williams talk in the on-deck circle before the bottom of the 7th… Photo by Dennis Weaver

Westwood pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 7th to defeat Huntland 4 to 3 on Saturday in the Play-In game of the Duck River Valley Conference Baseball Tournament. Carlos Medina pitched out of a jam in the top of the 7th with 2 strikeouts as Huntland had 2 runners in scoring position. In the bottom of the 7th, the Rockets got singles from Austin Harmon and Deontae Williams before Dakota Finchum drilled the 1st pitch he saw up the middle to score the speedy Harmon and lift the Rockets to victory. Jeremiah Franklin started the game on the bump for Westwood before Medina came in the 5th inning to get the win. Harmon finished the game 2 for 3 at the plate with 2 runs scored and Finchum was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI. Westwood will take on Fayetteville in the first round of the Duck River Valley Conference Baseball Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 PM at Liberty Middle School in Shelbyville.

The CHS soccer team fought to a 1-1 draw on Friday night at Thompson, Alabama in game #2 of their spring break trip. Thompson got a first half goal before Pedro Hernandez punched in the equalizer in the second half off of an assist by Marcos Villegas. The Raiders are nursing some injuries having 2 starters miss most of the contest. The Raiders will return to district action on Tuesday as they will travel to take on Lawrence County for a 6 PM match.

Brianna Jones struck out 20 batters, but it wasn’t enough to carry the Coffee County Lady Raider softball team to a win on Saturday, as the Lady Raiders fell to Dickson County at home 4-2 in 11 innings.
Jones pitched all 11 innings and allowed no earned runs on five hits. Jones leads the state in strikeouts with 190 and she is 3rd in state in earned run average at 0.59. Her 190 K’s is 25th best in the nation.
Bethany Baker led Coffee County at the plate going 4 for 6 and knocked in a run. Jones added two hits.
The Lady Raiders tied the score in the 7th to send the game to extra innings. In the 11th Dickson County scored 3 runs on two Coffee County errors to take the lead. The Lady Raiders score one in the 11th but left the bases loaded. The Lady Raiders left 12 runners on base for the day.
Coffee County will host Lincoln County on Tuesday night at 7pm in a huge District 8-AAA game. You can hear the game live on Thunder Radio.

In Friday night high school baseball action, Central Magnet plated 5 runs in the 4th inning only to see Coffee County battle back to send it to extra innings and steal a road win 8 to 7 in 10 innings in Murfreesboro. Peyton Meeker started the comeback with a 5th inning grand slam and Coffee County added 2 runs in the 6th inning on a Tyler Cavender double. In extra innings, Coffee County pushed 2 runs across on a Cavender single that drove home Trace Freidlein and Meeker singled home Kyle Douglas in the top of the 10th. Douglas pitched the 10th inning in relief to get the win and complete the comeback. On the night, Meeker was 3 for 6 with 5 RBI and Cavender was 4 for 6 with 3 RBI.

John Reese Gilmer gets a hit in a recent game

John Reese Gilmer gets a hit in a recent game

The Coffee County Red Raider baseball team battled Wilson Central to a 1 to 1 tie thru 4 innings on Saturday at Powers Field, but the visitors plated 8 runs in the last 3 innings to send the Raiders to a 9 to 2 defeat. The Raiders banged out 7 hits on the night, but only 2 in the last 3 innings. Wilson Central roughed up the Coffee County pitchers for 14 hits, including 6 extra base hits. Coffee County was led in hitting by J.P. Duncan who was 3 for 3 on the afternoon. Duncan also recorded the Web Gem play of the day with a diving stop and throw to 1st base in the 2nd inning. The Raiders will travel to Lawrenceburg on Tuesday for a district game. First pitch will be at 5:30 PM.

The CHS track teams competed at the District 8 meet at Tullahoma on Thursday. The Lady Raiders brought home a first place finish as they got points from 10 different athletes.

Top finishers for the girls were:

Heather Fox: 1st – 1600M, 2nd – 800M, 3rd – Triple Jump

Lexee Miller: 1st – Discus, 3rd – High Jump, 4th Long Jump

Taylor Deberry : 1st- 300M Hurdles

Haley Banks: 1st – Shot Put

Karson Young: 2nd- 400M, 2nd – Long Jump, 2nd – Triple Jump

Cameron Davis: 2nd – Discus

Cursten Vaughn: 3rd-200M

Sarah Hollis: 3rd – 800M

McKenzie Anderson: 3rd – 300M Hurdles,

Aerial Williams: 4th – High Jump

Team relays: 4×400 – 1st, 4×200 – 3rd

Top finishers for the boys were:

Anthony Jackson: 1st – High Jump, 2nd – 800M

David Keith: 3rd – High Jump, 3rd-Long Jump, 4th – 400M,

Ben Myers: 5th – 800M

Andrew Rosson: 3rd – 1600M

Parker Smith: 4th – Discus, 5th – Shot Put