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Warner's World 4-9
Spring winning thing
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We have a spring winning thing going on in sports this year, and it’s great.
In multiple sports, Warren County is having an awesome spring sports season thus far in 2017, even with the weather delays and schedule changes.
In baseball, the WCMS Pioneers remain undefeated in their conference so far this year, and have only lost one game overall with an 11-1, 7-0 record so far. The WCMS Lady Pioneers are 10-2, 4-2, in softball and are doing quite well when the rain lets them play a game. Both teams are impressive to watch, and if their talent is indicative of what’s to come at the high school level, we are definitely on the right track in the baseball/softball arena.
One strong metric is pitching and both the middle school teams excel in that department. The WCMS soccer team has only lost one game this season to McCallie, but at 7-1 there’s nothing to complain about.
Warren County High School Pioneer baseball is alive and well this year with a winning record of 9-5, 5-2. Their only two district losses came from Rhea County early in the season and one from Cookeville where they split a doubleheader.
Here again, watching the games you can see we have a lot of talent. Pitching metrics are another strong suit for the Pioneers. Brooks Helton has a lot of power from the mound as he showed when the Pioneers smoked the Jets the other night at home.
We have a lot of hitters as well with Colby Elkins averaging .396, Brooks Helton .366 and Wesley Jennings hitting .341. Elkins is in the district’s top five in batting average and RBIs and Estes in RBIs as well. Noah Fann and Helton are in the top seven in district wins for pitching. The team itself seems quite fluid and works well together on the field making the transition from offense to defense seamlessly.
The WCHS Lady Pioneers are 4-3, 2-0 and have bared the brunt of most delayed/canceled games due to weather. This makes going down the stretch very busy for Warren County. Its district wins came from a matchup with White County and Stone. There are some big bats here too with Hailey Wood batting .545, Whiles .500, Neva Tackett and Grace Rains both .400.
Not often heard from, the WCHS archery team has been doing some outstanding shooting as Austin Evans came in first place in the state tournament, see story in today’s paper.
Girls rugby has been undefeated so far this season as well, and from the looks of things they’ll end up as champs again this year.
We have track and soccer teams that have been fighting the good fight, although I don’t know where they stand as the information isn’t readily available, but hopefully they are all doing OK.