The WCMS softball team enters every season with state aspirations, so coach Joe Damon isn't afraid to schedule tough teams. The Lady Pioneers always want to measure up against the best, but they came up a little short Tuesday at Stewarts Creek.
Warren County fell for the first time this season, losing 11-5 to the Lady Falcons. It was the team's first game in 11 days after spring break and the rust seemed evident on the road.
The Lady Pioneers fell behind 6-0 in the first inning and could never make up the early deficit, though it was able to stay even with Stewarts Creek - last year's Class AA state champs - the final six innings.
Aubrey Oleksik sparked the WCMS offense with three hits, while Amaya Martin smashed a two-run homer in the third that briefly cut the deficit to 8-4.
Ruby Denning added her second RBI single in the fourth to make it 8-5, but Stewart's Creek tacked on some insurance runs late to hold off Warren County.
Kaydence Wiser, Navaeh Duggin, Makenzie Hullett and Alexia Ross also had hits in the loss as Warren County outhit the Lady Falcons 11-9.