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Elkins slugs Pioneers past Eagles
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The Warren County Pioneers final games of the regular season ended on a high note Monday as the Pioneers went on the road to defeat the Golden Eagles of Rhea County in both games of a doubleheader.The two wins give the Pioneers a second-place finish in the district with a 7-3 record and a 14-14 overall record heading into postseason play.In the first game of the afternoon, the Pioneers were in control and cruised to an easy 11-2 victory.Pioneer Colby Elkins went 2-for-3 at the plate. Elkins blasted a solo shot in the fourth inning and smashed a grand slam in the top of the fifth that gave him a total of five RBIs.Pioneer pitcher Will Sweeton went the distance on the hill for Warren County. Sweeton allowed two runs off eight hits and struck out two in his seven innings of work.Warren County got started in the second when Isaac Golden drew a walk from Rhea County that was followed by Jett Urtubees, who got hit by a pitch, and Warren County put two on in the second with no outs.