In order to get away from Wednesday’s rainy forecast, the Coffee County Red Raider baseball team headed to Lawrenceburg on Monday night. In a game originally scheduled for Wednesday night, Coffee County took on Lawrence County in district baseball action. Coffee County held the Wildcats to 2 hits through 6 innings as they captured the 5 to 1 win.
Coffee County banged out 7 hits on the night as they used single runs in the 1st and 2nd innings to set the tone for the contest. A 3 run outburst in the 4th inning put the Red Raiders firmly in control. Lawrence County did lead off the bottom of the 7th with a home run before Zach Milan closed out the game on the mound. Nathaniel Tate got the start and went 6 innings allowing no runs on 2 hits with 11 strikeouts.
Offensively, A.J. Rollman had a pair of singles to lead the Raider hitting attack. Kael McCall, Jonathan Sherrill, Skylar Bratcher and Gage Edwards each added singles. Bratcher finished with 2 RBI.
The Red Raiders will host game #2 in the season series on Tuesday at Powers Field. First pitch is set for 6 PM and Thunder Radio will bring you the broadcast. The pregame show will begin at 5:45 PM.