The Warren County Middle School baseball team improved to 9-0 on the season, thanks to a six-run fourth inning, to defeat the Tullahoma Wildcats on Tuesday for the second time in as many days, 6-4.
With the win the Pioneers stay atop of the district and keep their undefeated season alive with only six games to go.
Carter Mansfield was a big part in the Pioneer victory, going 1-for-3 with two clutch RBIs. Kasen Holder earned the win on the mound, giving up four runs, and Braden Bottoms came in for the save. The Wildcats struck early in the top of the first as they got to Holder, thanks to two RBI singles, a walk, and an error by the Pioneers, scoring four runs, 4-0.
The Pioneers were down early and that didn’t change, as both teams struggled at the plate, failing to score any runs, until the Pioneer bats came alive in the bottom of the fourth. Jack Keele started the bottom of the fourth with a single, and the Pioneers had some life.
Mansfield hit a 2-RBI single, scoring Keele and Westen Wilson, to put the Pioneers on the board, 4-2. Trace Adcock came up later in the bottom of the inning and drove in Mansfield with an RBI bunt, 4-3. Wyatt Wilson’s RBI single, a Will Rivers RBI, and an RBI double by Rylan Holder, put the Pioneers up, 6-4, after four.
The Pioneers finally had the lead and didn’t relinquish it, shutting down the Wildcats in the final three innings, to extend their undefeated streak to eight games, earning another crucial victory over the Wildcats, 6-4.
The Pioneers will be back in action today, at home, as they take on the Cookeville Cavaliers in a non-conference game, and look to keep their winning streak and undefeated season intact. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.