Despite a challenging day on defense, the Coffee County Lady Raiders’ offense was red hot on Sunday afternoon in Tullahoma.
The Lady Raiders committed seven errors in the game, but the bats helped Coffee County power past the Lady Cats 18-7.
Savannah Cooper had two hits, including a grand slam, as she knocked in 5 runs and scored two times. Willow Carden led off the game with a home run, scored three times, added another hit, and had 2 RBI. Paisley Campbell hit her team-leading 6th homer, plus two other hits, knocked three runs, and scored twice. Jalyn Moran 4-for-5 at the plate with 2 RBI. Kaitlyn Davis was 3-for-5 and had an RBI. Coffee County had a total of 18 hits in the game.
Down 11-0 in the bottom of the 5th inning, Tullahoma rallied for five runs thanks in part to 4 Lady Raider errors in the frame. Kaitlin Gattis, Aleigha Raby, Ragan Norman, and Mallorie Stone all drove in runs. Gattis was the only Lady Cat with more than one hit and had two singles.
Davis was the winning pitcher for Coffee County. The right-hander gave up five hits in 5 innings of work, striking out seven and no earned runs. Katelyn Anderson threw the final inning in relief.
Coffee County (14-5) will host Franklin County on Tuesday at Terry Floyd Field beginning at 7 PM. You can hear the game starting with the pregame show at 6:50 PM on The Rooster 101.5, www.rooster1015.com, or on the Rooster 101.5 app.
Tullahoma (10-7) will travel to Lincoln County on Monday; game time is set for 5:30 PM in Fayetteville.
Photo provided: Savannah Cooper holds her home run ball. It was the sophomore’s first long ball of her high school career.