The Southern Standard wants to take the opportunity to highlight the standout Warren County athletes. Partnering with R3 Logistics and Mud Bums Family Sports Grill, we will be honoring a Pioneer of the Week throughout the 2022-23 school year. Our honorees from March 6-12 are pitchers Daylen Holguin and Ryder Gilispie.
Daylen Holguin and Ryder Gilispie didn't have to wait long in their baseball careers to accomplish a lasting memory. The young righty hurlers for the WCMS Pioneers had nights to remember last week while dominating on the mound.
Holguin and Gilispie combined to throw a no-hitter for Warren County, leading his team to an 8-1 victory. Holguin took care of the first four innings, striking out five along the way, while Gilispie struck out three in the final three innings to complete the big night.
Both star pitchers have helped the Pioneers start the season 3-1. They aren't bad with their bats either; Holguin has four hits and five RBIs this season, while Gilispie has three hits and four RBIs. Holguin has started the season 2-0 on the bump as well, picking up his first win when WCMS topped Franklin North 11-1 on Feb. 28. Gilispie's just as effective, surrendering just one hit in six innings of work (nine Ks).
Both could be in action this Friday when the WCMS Pioneers travel to Lincoln County for a doubleheader. Action starts at 4:30 p.m. on the diamond in Fayetteville.