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Raiders advance in district baseball tournament

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm

The Central High School Red Raider baseball team came from behind for a 6-1 victory Tuesday in the first game of a best-of-three semifinal round against Warren County.

Playing at Powers Field, the Pioneers scored in the second inning and held CHS hitless for the first three frames. Then, in the bottom of the fourth, Coffee County sent 11 batters to the plate and scored all of their runs for the game. Peyton Meeker opened the inning with a double and was joined in the hit column by Stanton Keele, John Reece Gilmer, Trace Friedlein, J.P. Duncan and Kyle Douglas, who also smacked

Second baseman J.P. Duncan beats the tag at first after the throw from deep in the hole at third drew the firstbaseman off the bag. (Photo courtesy of Keith Zahn).

a double.

Meeker struck out five and walked none in seven innings on the mound.

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The Red Raiders are set to play Warren County again Wednesday in McMinnville. If Warren County wins Wednesday, the series would be decided Thursday. Depending on the outcome district semifinal series, the District 6-AAA championship game will be played either Thursday or Friday.