Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson throws a pitch against Warren County on Wednesday (March 6). Anderson continued to show skill as a reliever Thursday, finishing the night with four strikeouts through three innings in the Raider victory.

Baseball and softball season continued to get underway at the middle school level Thursday (March 7). After some weather postponements, Westwood Middle School softball played its season opener on the road at Cannon County. Meanwhile, Coffee County Middle School baseball and softball traveled to McMinnville to take on Warren County.

Lady Rockets rout Cannon County to open season

Westwood softball wasted little time kicking off its season Thursday night in Woodbury. The Lady Rockets played a complete game on both offense and defense in a 3-inning 17-0 blowout of the Lady Lions. 

Emma Kidder pitched a no hitter, striking out eight Cannon County batters in the mercy-rule shortened game. 

At the plate, Westwood was led by Emmalise Ramer with three hits and an RBI. Overall, the Lady Rockets finished with 14 hits, eight of which came in the third inning alone.

CMS baseball defeats Warren County on the road

One day after beating Warren County 3-0 at home, the Red Raiders traveled to McMinnville for a Thursday rematch. The CMS bats were much more productive, completing season sweep of the Pioneers with a 9-1 victory.

CMS got on the board in the second inning when Jayden Fellers, England Bryan's courtesy runner, crossed the plate on a single from Cole Bryce. The Raiders followed up with a three-run fourth inning with runs from Dayne Crosslin, Cole Pippenger and Jacob Holder.

CMS followed with five more runs in the seventh inning to seal the win. 

On the mound, Aiden Robertson and Jack Anderson combined for nine strikeouts and four hits through all seven innings. 

CMS softball wins close game over Warren County

Coffee Middle softball was back on the road Thursday evening for matchup with Warren County. Lady Raider pitcher Katelyn Davis carried the team to a 1-0 victory over the Lady Pioneers, improving CMS to 7-0 on the season.

Davis finished the game with two strikeouts and allowed one hit throughout. 

At the plate, the Lady Raiders finished with six hits, two each coming from Chloe Gannon and Aleayia Barnes. 

Staff Writer

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