Red Raiders advance to title game Thursday

The Central High School baseball squad swept Warren County in the District 6-AAA semifinals with a 5-2 victory at McMinnville Wednesday.

Peyton Meeker, Hunter Smithson and Tyler Cavender all had big nights at the plate for Coffee County. Ace pitcher Kyle Douglas got the win.

Tyler Cavender, shown here during an earlier game at Warren County, knocked three hits Wednesday against the Pioneers. (File photo by Milton Stanley)

With the Cookeville Cavaliers also sweeping their bracket, the Raiders and Cavs are now set to meet Thursday at 6 p.m. in Cookeville for the district championship game.

As one of the two top district tournament teams, the Red Raiders are already guaranteed a spot in the region tournament set to begin next week.

Check back here for results of the district championship. For box scores of both games, see next week’s print edition.


Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm