Busy Night In Prep Sports On Thursday (April 17)

8th grade night for CCMS baseball.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

8th grade night for CCMS baseball.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

After spotting White County five 1st inning runs, Jacob Langham settled in and did not allow another hit the rest of the game to lead Coffee Middle to a 9 to 5 win. Langham was also 3 for 4 at the plate with a double and 3 runs scored as the Raiders got 7 runs in the last 2 innings to complete the comeback. Nathaniel Tate, Alontae Taylor, Grey Riddle and Garrett Booth all added 2 hits apiece as Coffee Middle finished the regular season with a record of 16 and 4. Following the game, the 8th grade players and their parents were recognized.

In game one of two on Thursday in the Border Battle softball tournament in Fayetteville, Coffee County took on Sale Creek. Brianna Jones struck out 8 as the Lady Raiders won 3-1 in the 5 inning time limit game. Anna Spellings and Kaylee Skipper had RBI’s.
In game 2 of softball action on Thursday Coffee County took on Oakland and things did not go well for the Lady Raiders as the Lady Patriots jumped to 5-0 lead after one inning. Coffee County roared back with 5 runs in the 2nd inning only to see Oakland score 3 more times in the in bottom half of the inning. Coffee County did not quit scoring as 3 runners crossed the plate in the 3rd. The Patriots scored the winning run in their half of the inning for a wild 9-8 win.
Bethany Baker had 3 RBI and Kaylee Skipper added 2.
The Lady Raiders will play LaVergne and Greenbrier Friday and Richland on Saturday morning before the single-elimination part of the tournament begins.

High school baseball action on Thursday had Coffee County on the road for district play at Lawrence County. After a low scoring game on Wednesday in Manchester the bats got going on Thursday. After just 2 innings the game was tied at three. Errors hurt the Raiders in the 5th as the Wildcats took a 6-3 lead and that score would hold up for a Lawrence County win.
Hunter Smithson, Hudson Rollman and Peyton Meeker had RBI’s.
Up next for Coffee County baseball is Franklin County at home on Tuesday.

Westwood’s Mikayla Reel rounds 2nd base headed to 3rd for a standup triple.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

Westwood’s Mikayla Reel rounds 2nd base headed to 3rd for a standup triple.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

Raven Rogers threw a 2 hitter with 9 strikeouts and Danielle Baker had a single and a triple to lead Westwood to an 11 to 1 victory over Liberty on Thursday night. The Rockets benefited from 11 walks and stole 11 bases in the dominating victory. Destiny Spaulding had 2 hits and Rogers was 1 for 1 with 3 walks and 3 runs scored. Westwood travels to Eagleville on Monday for a doubleheader.

The Westwood and Coffee Middle golf teams welcomed Fayetteville to Willowbrook on Thursday for a golf match. In girls play, Westwood got a 52 from Jordan Green and a 65 from Maggie Partin as they squeaked past Coffee Middle 117 to 122. Jacque Crossland shot a 46 for Coffee County. Fayetteville finished in 3rd place. In boys play, Austin Farris carded a 2 over 38 to lead Coffee Middle to a win. Samuel Prater scored a 48 and Josh Perry finished with a 49. Westwood got a 64 from Chance Lowery and a 68 from Jacob Garms to finish 2nd. The golf teams host Warren County on Monday.

Stephen Lovins got 2 goals and turned away every shot he faced as Coffee Middle got a 4 to 0 win over White County in middle school soccer action. Loving notched his first goal in the 4th minute as Coffee County got out to a fast start. Jalen Cummings added a goal in the 28th minute as the Raiders enjoyed a 2 to 0 lead at the half. Lovins and Benjamin Reid scored 2 minutes apart in the 2nd half to give Coffee Middle a HUGE conference win and move the Raiders into 5th place in the conference standings.