Lady Raiders Finish 4-1 In Tournament Action

Freshman Raven Rogers fires a pitch during one of four games she pitched in over the weekend. She was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the day on Saturday... Photo by Barry West

Freshman Raven Rogers fires a pitch during one of four games she pitched in over the weekend. She was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the day on Saturday… Photo by Barry West

The Coffee County Lady Raiders beat Warren County 8-0 in five innings on Friday. The two teams are competing in the Coffee County Classic.
Haley Hinshaw and Kaylee Skipper had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s each. Hinshaw added two runs scored. They earned the Co-Gateway Tire and Service Center players of the game. Brianna Jones, Taylor Barnes and Shelby Scrivnor all contributed 2 hits for the Lady Raiders.
Jones struck out 10 and allowed just one hit to give her 246 on the season.

Megan Gravely had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s on Friday in the Coffee County Classic as the Lady Raiders defeated Lincoln County 4-3.
Both head coaches had agreed before the game to play their junior varsity players in the varsity game. The game was tied at 3 as the time-limit ended and the game moved into the international tie-breaker. The Lady Falcons had a runner at 3rd and got a hard hit groundball at 3rd baseman Alisabeth York showed her quick hands as she fielded the ball and fired the ball home to get the runner. Pitcher Raven Rogers worked through the rest of the inning to set up the Coffee County offense. According to international tie-breaker rules the player to make the last out in the previous inning goes to 2nd base with no outs. With Athena Lusk at second, Raven Rogers would jump on the first pitch to lay down a bunt. Lincoln County’s 3rd baseman threw the ball to first but it would sail into right field and Lusk scored the winning run.
Gravely earned the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game.

Senior players; Brittany Williams, Shelby Giles, Brianna Jones and Taylor Barnes hanging out at the ball field before the prom on Saturday... Photo by Barry West

Senior players; Brittany Williams, Shelby Giles, Brianna Jones and Taylor Barnes hanging out at the ball field before the prom on Saturday… Photo by Barry West

Next up for the Lady Raiders was Strong Tower Lightning from Michigan on Saturday morning. Coffee County would roll in the one hour time-limit game, 17-0.

In the single-elimination portion of the tournament the Lady Raiders opened up against Bledsoe County, playing mostly junior varsity because of Saturday’s prom.
Paige Baker hot bat and Raven Rogers’ pitching arm helped to lead Coffee County to a 10-0 win.

In the quarterfinals the Lady Raiders, again playing with mostly JV players lost to Ravenwood, 19-1.
Ravenwood would go on to beat Hendersonville and Riverdale to win the championship.
Coffee County at 24-4-1 on the season travels to Whitwell on Monday night to wrap up the regular season. The district tournament for the Lady Raiders begins on Saturday.