By Ed Greif
The Coffee County Red Raiders scored all of their runs in three innings to defeat the CCHS Jets 10-3 to win the series 2-1 Tuesday night at Jet Park.
Coffee County scored three runs in the top of the first inning as they ripped four straight hits — singles by Kyle Douglas and Stanton Keele and doubles by Peyton Meeker and Tyler Cavender. J.R. Gilmer poked a one-out single, but Trace Friedlin grounded to third baseball Nathaniel Wyatt who stepped on the bag to get Keele and throw to first baseman Cameron O'Rourke to double up Friedlin.
The visitors added three unearned runs in the top of the second on a singles by J.P. Duncan, an errror, a walk, a double by Cavender and a sacrifice for a 6-0 lead off Jet starter Tayler Houston.
Houston allowed a single to Friedlin in the third, a single to Meeker in the fourth and singles to Gilmer , Friedlin in the fifth and a single to Meeker in the sixth.
Coffee County added four runs in the seventh on singles by Hunter Smithson, Duncan and Douglas, a doubles by Friedlin and Meeker, a sacrifice and an error, causing three of the four runs to be unearned.
Douglas faced the minimum number of batters (12) through the first four innings, allowing only a single by Reed Shaw in the second inning, but pinch runner Drew Vaden was erased in a double play.
The Jets scored twice in the bottom of the fifth on a singles by Shaw, Ethan Cunningham and Wyatt, a passed ball and an error; however, Wyatt was one of two Jets to get picked off at second base.
Matt Ledbetter ripped a one-out triple to deep center field in the sixth inning and score on a groundout by Houston. Bobby Uebelacker walked, but was thrown out attempting to swipe second.
With one out in the seventh, Dylan Fehr delivered a pinch hit single, followed by a single Cunningham. Both runners advanced on a passed ball, but Cunningham was picked off second. Wyatt walked, but O'Rourke struck out to end the game.
Walker Valley 11, CCHS 1: The Jets dropped an 11-1 decision at Walker Valley Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Chattanooga TimesFree Press, the Jets took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Mustangs plated nine runs in the bottom of the third and two in the bottom of the fourth to earn the victory.
Ryan Burgess had the Jets only hit off Mustang starter Chase Prince.
Matt Ledbetter was the losing pitcher, allowing 11 runs on 11 hits.
Schedule: The Jets hosted the Mustangs Thursday, weather permitting, before playing two games in Oak Ridge Saturday afternoon.