Lady Raiders Win Tough Battle

The scoreboard tells the story of a great game on Monday night... Photo by Barry West

The scoreboard tells the story of a great game on Monday night… Photo by Barry West

In a matchup that the Coffee County Lady Raiders knew would be a tough battle turned out to be as promised. The Lady Raiders hosted the Lady Tigers from Whitwell in a great pitcher’s duel. Coffee County managed 3 hits and Whitwell got only 1 hit off Brianna Jones.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the 6th when the Lady Raiders pushed across the only 2 runs of the night. With one out Rhianna Roberson pinch hitting for Haley Hinshaw singled to right. Later Hinshaw running for Roberson scored on error by the Whitwell 1st baseman. Jones reached first on the error and Brittany Williams who walked moved to 3rd. Claire Spellings running for Jones at first purposely tried to draw a throw from the catcher as she slowly moved toward second. The throw came and Williams broke for home and scored to make it 2-0 Lady Raiders.
In the 7th Jones shut down Whitwell to help Coffee County improve to 3-0 on the season. Jones had 15 strikeouts to give her 50 through only 3 games.
Roberson who got things started for the Lady Raiders with a hit in the 6th was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game.
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Coffee County travels to Shelbyville for 7pm first pitch on Tuesday night.