The Red Raider baseball team returned to the diamond on Friday afternoon with a pair of games at Franklin County. The games were part of the King of the Hill Invitational which continues thru Sunday sponsored by Grundy County.
The Raiders battled to a 5 to 5 tie with Franklin County in the first game. Harley Hinshaw pitched 5 innings of 1 run, 4 hit ball but did not figure in the decision. Zach Wise was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI. Nathaniel Tate added an RBI.
In the 2nd game, the Raiders dropped an 8 to 6 decision to Columbia Post 19. Bradley King was 3 for 4 in the game for Coffee County while Noah Anderson was 2 for 3 with a double and a triple. DeAndre Wakefield finished the game 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
The Raiders continue tournament play on Saturday with a 4 PM game against Warren County at Grundy County. The finals of the tournament are set for Sunday.