The Warren County High School baseball team, coming off a loss to Rhea County Monday night, suffered its second straight defeat in as many days to the Eagles on Tuesday night, falling 12-2.
With the loss, the Pioneer losing streak sits at five games and their overall record drops to 4-12.
Playing at home, the Pioneers managed only three hits in the game and Tyler Prater suffered the loss on the mound, going one and a two-thirds innings and surrendering 10 runs. The Eagles put up four runs in the top of the first inning to put the Pioneers in a hole, 4-0.
Taisei Yasunaga scored on an error by the Eagles in the bottom half of the inning, but that was the only run the Pioneers managed, 4-1, after one.
The Eagles started pulling away in the top of the second, adding six more runs to their lead thanks to timely hitting including a two-run homerun, which sparked the inning, 10-1.
The Pioneers went down in order in the bottom of the inning and didn’t manage to take any of the momentum away from the visitors.
The Eagle bats finally cooled down in the top of the third, as Tyler Hollingsworth sat the side down in order.
Neither team put another run on the scoreboard, until the top of the fifth, when the Eagles kept adding to their lead courtesy of a 2-RBI single, 12-1. The Pioneers were down to their final outs, needing an answer and a major comeback in the bottom of the inning.
The Pioneers scored on an RBI single by Colby Elkins, 12-2, but that was all the damage the Pioneers did, as they were ultimately run-ruled in five innings, 12-2. The Pioneers were in action Thursday as they started the Demarini Classic in Knoxville, which will run through Saturday, against Bearden. Results weren’t available at press time.