A 4 run outburst by Lincoln County dropped the Coffee County Red Raider baseball team in a 6 to 5 decision on Thursday. The afternoon contest was the opening game of the 2016 Crethan Hansert Memorial Baseball Tournament
Coffee County jumped out to a 3 to 0 lead in the first inning thanks to 3 walks, a pair of Falcon errors and a 2 RBI single from Davis Green. Nathaniel Tate also logged an RBI on a fielder’s choice. Coffee County added a run in the 4th inning on an RBI sacrifice fly from Jacob Duncan to score Grant Sadler. Coffee County tried to rally from a 2 run deficit in the last inning as Jacob Langham scored on a double steal before Lincoln County shut down the rally.
Davis Green led the Raiders in hitting with a pair of singles in 2 at bats and a pair of RBI. Langham had 2 walks, 3 stolen bases and 2 runs scored. Grant Sadler had a pair of walks and scored once.
Coffee County is back in action on Friday when they take on Warren Co at 12:30. On Saturday, Coffee County takes on Central Magnet at 11 AM and Grundy County at 6:30 PM.
Scott Hansert will be a guest on Saturday’s Coffee Coaches Show as he will talk about the tournament. The Coffee Coaches Show is heard each Saturday morning at 10 AM and is broadcast live from Al White Ford/Lincoln in Manchester.