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The Jets were beaten 12-1 in game two of their best of three district tournament series with Coffee County Monday night at Jet Park. The rubber game of the series was played Tuesday night in Manchester, with the winner advancing into Thursday’s championship game at Cookeville. Senior catcher Derrek Hankins (15) fouls off a pitch during Monday’s contest.

After playing one of their best games of the year in their 6-1 win at Coffee County Saturday, the Jets dropped a 12-1 decision at Jet Park Monday night to the Red Raiders to even their best two of three tournament series at 1-1.

The rubber game of the series was played Tuesday night in Manchester, with the winner facing Cookeville Thursday for the District 6AAA Tournament championship and a berth in next week's region against either Soddy-Daisy or Walker Valley, who were playing for the District 5AAA title Tuesday night at Walker Valley.

Cookeville shut out White County 9-0 to win their series 2-0.

Coffee County scored 12 runs on 15 with hits with one walk off three Jet pitchers — starter Cole VanHorn and relievers David Stallworth and Aaron Jones.

Jacob Lund, Reed Wolfe, Peyton Meeker, Collin Baldwin, Jonathan Henegar and T.J. Cooper each cracked two hits, while Hunter Byars was the winning pitcher, allowing just one run on one hit with the three Ks and one walk.

John Bilbrey doubled and scored for the Jets.

VanHorn allowed five runs on six hits with three strikeouts in two innings, while Stallworth gave up three runs on five hits with one K and two walks in 2 2/3 innings, and Jones yielded four runs on four hits with one strikeout.

Coffee County scored half of the their runs in the first three innings — three in the first on a single by Zach Northcutt, an RBI double by Lund and a two-run homer by Wolfe.

Two more scored in the second on a triple by Henegar, singles by Cooper and Lund, a fielder's choice, a wild pitch and two stolen bases, with a solo run coming in the third on singles by Heath Sain and Baldwin and two fielder's choices.

The other half of their runs came in the fifth and sixth — two in the fifth on a single by Meeker, a double by Cooper, a hitbatsman and a walk and four in the sixth on singles by Lund, Wolfe and Baldwin, a double by Henegar and an error.

The only run Byars allowed was in the second on a double to Bilbrey and two groundouts.

He walked VanHorn in the third, who was erased in an inning-ending double play, and walked Josh Sanders and Davis in the fourth, but both were picked off trying swipe second base. Jones walked in the fifth.

The game ended after six innings due to the 10-run rule.