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Coffee County Ends Shelbyville’s Four-Game Winning Streak With Two Go-Ahead Runs In the Seventh

Noah Maddox
Posted 4/2/24

The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles' four game winning streak came to an end against Coffee County on Monday, 3-2.

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Coffee County Ends Shelbyville’s Four-Game Winning Streak With Two Go-Ahead Runs In the Seventh


The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles led the Coffee County Red Raiders 2-1 entering the seventh inning needing just three outs to secure their first win in District 9-AAAA. 

Instead, the visitors from Manchester found a way to score both Cole Pippenger and Jayden Fellers in their final trip to the plate to stay undefeated in district play.

Despite the loss, Eagles’ starter Stephen Bobo pitched admirably on the mound, going six complete innings and allowing just four hits while striking out seven batters and walking three on 92 pitches. The one run Coffee County scored with him on the mound was unearned, and he found a way to strand eight Raiders on the basepaths.

His counterpart on the bump for the Raiders, starting pitcher, Timothy Henderson, threw a complete game for the first time this season, tallying 12 strikeouts and three walks while only giving up four hits on 114 pitches to improve to 3-1 in his four appearances on the mound this year. Both runs the Golden Eagles scored were unearned, and he stranded seven runners on the basepaths.

Pippenger led off the game in the top of the first with a single, and he eventually came around to score the only run Bobo surrendered during his outing.

Shelbyville would respond in the bottom of the second with a run of their own when Nick Johnson was driven home to tie the game at 1-1. The score would remain deadlocked until the bottom of the fifth inning, when Johnson once again came around to score to put his team in front for the first time, 2-1, until that fateful seventh inning. 

Johnson was the only Eagle to score, doing it twice. He also recorded the only extra-base hit of the night with a triple, walked, and recorded a stolen base in a valiant individual effort offensively. Stephen Bobo, William Bobo, and Palmer Edwards were the only other Golden Eagles to record a base hit against Henderson, with all three being singles. 

Shelbyville Central falls to 7-8 (0-3) on the season, and will have played game two of this series on Wednesday night at Coffee County in a rescheduled matchup from Tuesday. 

Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles, Coffee County Raiders, Stephen Bobo, Nick Johnson