The Coffee County Middle School baseball team opened up their season on Wednesday with a home doubleheader against White County. The Red Raiders got a pair of strong pitching performances to capture a pair of 5 inning wins. The Red Raiders won the first game 10 to 0 before grabbing the 2nd game by an 11 to 1 score.
In the first game, the Red Raiders erupted for 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to end the game due to the 10 run Mercy Rule. Cole Pippenger got the win on the bump as he tossed 5 innings surrendering 1 hit while striking out 12. At the plate, Pippenger had a double and drove in a run while scoring twice. Brendon Sheppard had a pair of singles and walked twice while Colter Neel had a pair of singles and 2 RBI.
In the 2nd game, the Red Raiders jumped out to a 5 to 0 lead in the 2nd inning and rolled up 11 runs in the win. Evan Kirby and Jayden Fellers combined to strike out 10 batters while surrendering only 2 hits. Kirby got the start and went 3 innings to get the win. Fellers threw 2 innings without surrendering a hit. Coffee Middle got 10 walks in the game led by Trey Turner who walked 3 times. Blane Myers had a double, scored twice and drove in 3 runs.
The Red Raiders will return to the diamond on Monday when they travel to McMinnville to take on Warren County. That conference game will get underway at 5 PM. The JV team will host the Warren County JV on Thursday. That game will get underway at 5 PM at CCMS.