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REGION TOURNAMENT: Raider baseball, softball play in region semi-finals Monday

Both the Coffee County Central baseball and softball teams will play in the Region 3-4A semi-finals Monday night, May 16.

These are elimination games. If they win, they will play for a region championship Wednesday and a sectional game Friday for a chance to go the the TSSAA Bluecross Spring Fling next week. A loss Monday ends the season.

Baseball to host Bradley Central

After winning the District 6-4A championship with two wins over Franklin County on Wednesday of this past week, the Raider baseball team has earned the chance to host the region semi-finals.

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Coffee County will host Bradley Central out of District 5. The bears are 22-13 on the year and finished 11-3 in their district.

First pitch is at 6 p.m. from Powers Field and you can hear the game live on Thunder Radio: 107.9 FM, 1320 AM, 106.7 FM, Manchester Go smartphone app and thunder1320.com

The Red Raider soccer team lost to Shelbyville 3-0 tonight in the district championship game. Bodey Todd was named goalkeeper of the year in the district. Josue Salinas and Aidan Abellana were named first team all district. John Martinez and Manny Gonzalez were named 2nd team all district. The Raiders will play at Ooltewah in the regional semifinals on Tuesday at 6:00 central time.

If the Raiders win on Monday, they will host the region championship Wednesday if Franklin County beats Walker Valley; or they will travel if Walker Valley beats Franklin County.

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Softball Lady Raiders at Walker Valley

After finishing runner-up in the district to Warren County, the Lady Raiders are forced to travel in the region semi-finals. They will go to Walker Valley on Monday for a 5 p.m. (Central) first pitch.

Walker Valley (27-13 / 8-4) beat Coffee County 14-10 in the regular season. However, neither team started their top pitcher in that game.

If the Lady Raiders win to keep their season alive, they will travel on Wednesday in the region championship to either Warren County or Rhea County.

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