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HS BASEBALL: Raiders win thriller in extra innings over Tullahoma

Coffee County Central’s Red Raiders gave up the lead in the bottom of the 7th, but rebounded for 2 in the top of the 9th inning to beat Tullahoma 8-7 at Grider Stadium Saturday night.

A Brady Nugent bunt single combined with a Tullahoma throwing error pushed Trey Turner and Cole Pippenger across the plate to push the Raiders on top 8-6 in the second extra inning.

The Wildcats got a sacrifice fly to score a run in the bottom of the inning but Brady Nugent slammed the game shut on the mound for the Raiders.

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Nugent earned the win on teh mound.

Jacob Sherrill started and pitched the first 4 innings for the Raiders. He allowed 4 unearned runs while striking out 4 and allowing just 2 hits. He was in line for the win before Tullahoma scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game.

Freshman Cole Pippenger had a big night at the plate. Pippenger rattled off 4 hits, an RBI, scored twice and was hit by a pitch. Caleb Moran, Jacob Holder and Andrew Dawson (2) also notched RBIs for the Raiders, who improve to 3-5 win the win.

Coffee County will have a 2-game District 6-4A series with Warren County Monday (away) and Tuesday (home). First pitch is set for 6 p.m. both nights.

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