After a last minute schedule change, the Coffee County baseball team hosted 3 games on Friday at Powers Field as part of the Warrior Spring Classic. Coffee County played host to a pair of teams from Illinois. Coffee County dropped a 5 to 1 decision to Glenbrook South in the first game for the Red Raiders. In the nightcap, Coffee County edged Lake Park 3 to 2.
In game #1, the Titans of Glenbrook South were able to cobble together scores in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings to build a 4 to 0 lead. Coffee County was able to get runners in scoring position in each of the 1st six innings but were unable to get a run across the plate. The Red Raiders scratched a run in the 7th inning when Hayden Skipper drove home Jacob Langham with an RBI single. Skipper finished with a double and a single. Langham had a pair of walks and a single and scored Coffee County’s lone run.
In the nightcap, a walk-off single by Nathanial Tate in the bottom of the 7th inning gave Coffee County a thrilling 3 to 2 win. After the Lancers walked Skipper to load the bases, Tate lined a 2 strike pitch to centerfield to score Langham for the win. A.J. Rollman pitched 2 innings of relief with 4 strikeouts to get the win. Rollman also finished with a pair of hits and 1 RBI. Skylar Bratcher had a double and a walk.
The Red Raiders will conclude play in the Warrior Classic on Saturday. Coffee County will take on Blackman at Blackman. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 PM.