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Hitless at home
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Eight members of the Warren County High School softball team are eagerly awaiting graduation, but the entire softball program is counting down the days until Lincoln County pitcher Tanner Sanders walks the stage.Sanders threw a no-hitter against the Lady Pioneers Monday, ruining a home game in front of the student body at Warren County High School as the Lincoln County Lady Falcons won 9-0.Warren County fell to 8-10 this season as the team lost its fourth straight game.Sanders has been a thorn in the sides of the Lady Pioneers since her arrival at Lincoln County High School.The Lady Falcons have dominated the series the past four years, but no win was more one-sided than the one Monday. Sanders was unhittable and nearly threw her third perfect game this season.A fourth-inning walk drawn by Monica Lane was the only time the Lady Pioneers put a runner on base against the pitcher who will be heading to Lipscomb next year.Though Sanders was good from start to finish, the Lady Pioneers kept even with the Lady Falcons through three innings thanks in large part to sophomore K.B. Cantrell.Starting her second varsity game this season, Cantrell matched Sanders through three innings by shutting down the Lady Falcon bats.Cantrell used her control and offspeed pitching to confuse Lincoln County, but a little aid from the sun gave the Lady Falcons a break in the fourth inning.After allowing a lead-off single, followed by a sacrifice bunt, Lincoln County had a runner at second with one out.The next batter hit a sky-high shot behind second base, where Lane dropped back to try to make the play. Lane lost the ball in the sun as it fell in between the second baseman and outfielders Peytan Hall and Chelsea Cope.