After waiting 6 days to start their season, the Coffee County Middle School baseball team traveled to Murfreesboro on Sunday afternoon to take on Whitworth Buchanan. The Red Raiders banged out 8 hits but five unearned runs negated Coffee County’s offense as the Raiders settled for a 5 to 5 tie with the Yellow Jackets. Harley Hinshaw was 3 for 3 with a walk and a run scored to lead Coffee County. Cody Esslinger was 2 for 3 on the as well. Esslinger and Hinshaw each pitched two scoreless innings in a game that was called after seven innings due to darkness. In Junior Varsity action, the Raiders fell by a final score of 7 to 3.
The Red Raiders open a 2 game series with Warren County on Monday at 5 p.m. at McMinnville. Coffee County will play their first home game on Tuesday at their new field behind the Coffee County Middle School. First pitch for varsity is 5 p.m. JV will follow both Monday and Tuesday.