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SOFTBALL: Lady Raiders advance to district title, region tournament

Coffee County softball is headed to the district championship.

Kaitlyn Davis tossed six shutout innings and Jalyn Moran lifted a home run in the first as the Lady Raiders shutout visiting Shelbyville 8-0 Tuesday night in Manchester – a game you heard live on Thunder Radio.

The win for Coffee County puts the Lady Raiders in the District 6-4A championship Wednesday night in McMinnville at 6 p.m. The Lady Raiders will need to beat the Lady Pioneers twice to claim a district title. Both games (if necessary) will be Wednesday night. The district champion will host the Region 3-4A semi-finals on Monday, May 16. The runner-up will travel in those semi-finals.

Tuesday night in Manchester, CHS got on the board with a 3-run first inning, powered by a 2-run home run by Moran, who went on to pick up three hits and 3 RBI on the night. She was named Thunder Radio’s player of the game (sponsored by Brett Harris with Farmers Insurance).

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Olivia Evans (2), Haidyn Campbell and Channah Gannon all picked up RBI for CHS. Kiya Ferrell picked up 3 hits and led the team with 3 runs scored. CHS outhit Shelbyville 12-2. The loss ended the season for Shelbyville.

Kaitlyn Davis was stellar in the circle for the Lady Raiders. She allowed 1 hit in the first then retired 16 Shelbyville batters in a row before allowing another hit in the sixth. Both Eaglette hits were infield singles. Davis struck out 4 over 6 innings of work. Samantha Cothran pitched a perfect 7th to close the game.

Coffee County will be at Warren County Wednesday night – first pitch in game one at 6 p.m.

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