With 6 outs to go and a 5 to 3 lead, the Red Raider baseball team was poised to get a doubleheader sweep at Rossview on Friday night. The home standing Hawks exploded for 7 runs to drop Coffee County by a final score of 10 to 5 in Coffee County’s 2nd game of the day. Zach Holmes, Noah Anderson and Gavin Husted each had a pair of hits to lead the Coffee County attack.
The Red Raiders rode the pitching arm of J.P. Duncan to a 4 to 1 win in the first game of the day over Northwest. Duncan got the complete game win for Coffee County as he pitched 7 strong innings. The Raiders got a pair of hits from Anderson and Wyatt Day to lead them offensively.
On Saturday morning in Clarksville the Raiders baseball team took on Hopkins County, Kentucky. After the 1st inning the game was tied at one. The boys from north of the border got their bats going after that and grabbed a 5-1 lead. The Raiders closed the gap to 5-4 after four innings. Hopkins County got rolling again as they pushed across 7 more runs to up their advantage to 12-4. Coffee County battled back again but dropped the game 13-8.
In game two on Saturday the Raiders took on Clarksville. The Wildcats jumped to an early 4-0 lead after the 2nd inning before Coffee County got on the board. A Noah Anderson double scored DeAndre Wakefield took cut the advantage to 4-1 in the third. Clarksville extended the lead to 6-1 after 5 innings. The Raiders got an RBI single from JP Duncan and a passed ball in the 6th. The Wildcats scored twice in the 6th and took an 8-3 lead into the 7th. Coffee scored twice in the 7th; Gavin Husted tripled home Brandon Haston and Noah Anderson hit a sacrifice fly to score Husted. Final score Clarksville 8, Raiders 5.
Coffee County will host district foe Lawrence County on Tuesday night at 6pm.