|Ray Ragan returns to Lebanon|
|Wednesday, March 30, 2011|
* Ray Ragan was a sturdy catcher for Cumberland Junior College back in 1977-78 under former coaches Harry Frank and Mickey Englett.
A native of Dickson, Ray is now the head baseball coach at Dickson County High. He'll be bringing his Cougars to Lebanon's Veterans Field Friday to participate in the 2011 Riverdale Warrior Spring Classic. Veterans Field and Mt. Juliet High are among nine satellite sites for the 30-plus team tournament.
Dickson County is scheduled to play Middle Tennessee Christian at 5 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. game vs. Lebanon High.
* Rain is KILLING the local softball and baseball schedules. Wednesday's Watertown at FCS softball game was postponed as was Gallatin at Lebanon (baseball) and Mt. Juliet at Beech (baseball).
Check www.wilsonpost.com or go to our Facebook page to get the make-up dates for these and other games.
* I'm working on a story about LHS graduate Garrett Fanchier who's leading the Belmont pitching staff in ERA. Look for that report later next week.
* Here's what was so impressive about Lebanon's 2-1 baseball win over Beech Tuesday night. Three sophs and two freshmen were in the starting lineup for the Blue Devils. One of the sophs, rightfielder Jack McKeon, gunned down a Beech runner in the top of the first who was trying to go from first to third on a hit. McKeon threw a LASER on the fly to 3rd baseman Dent Burger who applied the tag. The kid was dead by four feet. BIG TIME ARM.
* After a rough start in the Gulf Shores Nike Classic, Friendship Christian baseball is back in form. FCS hammered Class AAA Portland 13-3 last Friday night, then pounded Red Boiling Springs 24-0 in the rain Tuesday. I know, RBS is pretty weak, but 24 runs in just four at bats is pretty impressive.
Austin Godwin drove in five runs with two doubles; Drew Erie hit two home runs and Caleb Snider threw a five-inning no-hitter. The lefty struck out 12 and for the record, 15 is all you can strike out in a 5-inning game. WELL DONE CALEB.