The Boyd Bronco baseball team was back in action on the road Friday night against Coffee County.
The Broncos suffered their second loss of the season, 6-3, to Coffee County in a game where the Broncos were sluggish from the plate. The bright spot for the Broncos was a solid game from Jace Brantley, who went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Isaiah Owens suffered the loss on the mound, going four innings, allowing five hits, and surrendering five runs.
The Broncos struggled in the top of the first, failing to score a run. Coffee County scored two runs in the bottom of the inning, thanks to a RBI double and single to go up 2-0.
Coffee County added two more runs in the bottom of the third to extend its lead to 4-0 going into the fourth.
The Broncos led off the top of the fourth with a walk by Dylan Legeune, and finally had some life for the first time. But Legeune was caught stealing second and the Broncos suffered two quick outs.
Coffee County continued to pad its lead in the bottom of the fifth, scoring two runs in the inning to make it a 6-0 lead.
The Broncos needed to mount a comeback, heading into the final innings. The Broncos finally got on the board in the top of the sixth, thanks to Jace Brantley scoring on a Coffee County passed ball, but that was the only scoring the Broncos managed in the top of the inning, now trailing 6-1.
Boyd added two more runs in the top of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough to catch Coffee County as the Broncos fell short in this one 6-3, making their record on the season 6-2.
The Broncos will be back in action Friday when they travel to Franklin to take on Franklin North, a team the Broncos lost to earlier this season. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.