Lady Raiders Host Tournament

Niki Campbell swings for one of her hits... By Barry West

Coffee Co. hosted the Coffee Co. Invitational over the weekend with 19 teams competing in softball. The Lady Raiders started play Friday against Buckhorn, Ala. The game ended in a 2-2 tie because of the 1 hour 15 minute time limit. Niki Campbell had 2 hits and had 2 RBI’s and received the Gateway Tire and Service Player of the Game.

Next up for Coffee Co. was Franklin County. Niki Campbell had another big game with 2 hits, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Bricen Hunt added a hit and 2 runs knocked in the 6-0 win.

On Saturday morning White House defeated the Lady Raiders 5-0. Chelsea Howell and Taylor Gullett had the only hits for Coffee County.

The Lady Raiders played without some of their normal starters in the next game because of the prom.
Coffee County took on St Agnes Academy out of Memphis. Ginny Clayborne was the player of the game with 3 hits and she knocked in 2 runs in the 8-3 victory.

In the final game for Coffee County the Lady Raiders played Lincoln County. Coffee Co. played without 8 players because of the prom and some players played different positions than normal. Lincoln Co. scored one run in the 4th and then controversy hit. A player rounding 3rd tripped and fell on the 3rd base bag. Lincoln Co. head Coach Troy Smith argued the call saying 3rd baseman Kelsey Adams had ran into the Lady Falcon causing her to fall. Both umpires admitted they did not see the trip but ruled in favor of Lincoln Co. to allow another run to score making it 2-0. Coffee Co. in their last at bat got one run but left the bases loaded. Alaina Lusk had a hit and a run scored. Pitcher Brianna Jones earned the player of the game.
Coffee Co. will host Davidson Acad. tonight (Monday) at 7pm on Thunder Radio.