On Tuesday night in Shelbyville, the Coffee County Lady Raiders defeated Shelbyville’s Golden Eaglettes 10-0 in softball play.
In the first inning, Coffee County got their offense started by scoring three times. Ella Arnold knocked in two.
In the second inning, Chesnie Cox added an RBI single, and in the third, the Lady Raiders scored three more times. Savannah Cooper doubled in one run, and Madison Pruitt singled in two.
In the fourth, Coffee County crossed the plate three more times. Kaitlin Davis hit a long homerun to rightfield. Jalyn Moran added an RBI, and Savannah Cooper singled in a run.
Davis pitched the first innings, allowing no runs, one hit, striking out five, and didn’t allow a walk. Katelyn Anderson threw the final two innings in relief and allowed only one hit, and struck out three.
Sammie Brown suffered the loss for Shelbyville, and Lilly Brown, along with Ja’mya Anderson, had one hit each for the Eaglettes.
Coffee County racked up 13 hits on the night. Arnold, Madison Pruitt, Davis, and Cooper each had multiple hits for the Lady Raiders. Arnold went 3-for-3 as the Lady Raiders improved to 10-4 overall and 1-0 in district play. Shelbyville fell to 2-5 overall and 1-1 in the district.
Coffee County travels to Franklin County on Thursday for a district game. Rooster 101.5 will provide coverage beginning at 6:50 PM. The Eaglettes play host to Blackman on Wednesday at 7 PM.
Both pitchers were red hot on Tuesday night in Shelbyville when the Eagles hosted the Coffee County Red Raiders in high school baseball.
Eagle pitchers Jaquai Beverly and Carston Williams gave up only four hits on the night.
Marquis Williams scored the only run of the ballgame after he reached on an error and later crossed the plate for a 1-0 win.
Jacob Holder was outstanding on the mound for the Red Raiders. The right-hander allowed only one hit over six and third innings, striking out 11.
Cole Pippenger went 2-for-3 at the dish to lead the Coffee County offense.
Caleb Molder led Shelbyville with one hit in three at-bats.
The Raiders will travel for a baseball classic in Knoxville on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They open play against Christian Academy of Knoxville at 5 PM on Thursday before two games on Friday and one on Saturday.
Top photo by Barry West: Kaitlin Davis rounds the bases after hitting her fifth homer of the year. Her career 27 is a school record.