Banging out 10 hits for the game and scoring 2 runs in the top of the first inning is usually a recipe for success for the CHS Red Raider baseball team. Unfortunately, an 8 run inning for Lincoln County saw Coffee County drop Wednesday’s district contest by a final score of 10 to 2. Stanton Keele and Deandre Wakefield pushed runs across in the first inning with no one out, but Lincoln County got out of the bases loaded jam and tied the score in the bottom of the first to send the tie game into the 4th. 5 hits, 4 walks and an error in the 4th inning dropped Coffee County to 0 and 4 in district play on the season. Zach Wise had 2 doubles for Coffee County while Trace Freidlein, Stanton Keele and Peyton Booth all rapped out a pair of singles. Stanton Keele was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the game.
The JV Raiders saw Bradley King pitch a 1 hitter and Noah Anderson drive home Case Giles for the only run of the game as Coffee County dumped Lincoln County 1 to 0 in JV action.
The Raiders will return home this weekend for JV/varsity doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday. On Friday night, Warren County comes to town. The JV game begins at 4:30 with varsity set to start at 6:30. On Saturday, Independence visits Powers Field for an afternoon doubleheader. The JV game will begin at noon, with the varsity starting at 2:30 PM.