The Warren County High School baseball team suffered its second loss in as many days to the Cookeville Cavaliers on Tuesday night in Cookeville. The Pioneers only mustered three hits in the 10-0 loss in five innings.
The loss sends the Pioneer record to 8-17 on the season.
Will Lupo, Wesley Jennings and Ethan Smith provided the only hits for the Pioneers, while Tyler Hollingsworth suffered the loss on the mound.
The Pioneers didn’t get anything started at the plate in the top of the first as they went down quickly, failing to take an early advantage on the road.
The Cavaliers took advantage in the bottom of the inning, scoring four runs. Two RBI singles, a sacrifice fly, and a passed ball by the Pioneers had the Cavaliers up, 4-0, after one.
Both teams had chances to score with runners in scoring position in the third inning, but failed.
The Pioneers continued to struggle at the plate in the top of the fourth and the Cavaliers put the game out of reach for good in the bottom of the inning.
The Cavaliers scored six runs thanks to an RBI double, a 2-RBI single, an RBI triple, a sacrifice fly and an error by the Pioneers, 10-0, after four.
The Pioneers had one more shot to get back in the game in the top of the fifth or risk being run-ruled. Smith and Cole Estes were at first and third with two outs, but the Pioneers failed to score.
The Pioneers will be back in action today as they host the Cumberland County Jets, a team they have beaten twice this year. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.