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Lady Pioneer softball team's bid for state stopped by Mt. Juliet
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The middle school Lady Pioneer softball team almost made it to the state tournament this year. Catcher C.J. Roberts is shown batting during a home game this season. - photo by Brad Durham

The WCMS Lady Pioneer softball team travelled to Mt. Juliet on Thursday night to play Mt. Juliet in their second play-in game for the state tournament. Warren County’s season ended with a 5-1 loss to Mt. Juliet.

Warren County went beyond its district and faced some tough teams this week. It was good experience for the team to face new teams, and exciting for the Lady Pioneers to play for a chance to reach the state tournament.

The Lady Pioneers were a tenacious team that never quit playing hard in any game. Fans could not help but like this team for its relentless style of play. The team was well-coached, and the high school Lady Pioneers will inherit some good ball players from this squad.

The Lady Pioneers finished with a 15-7 season record.


HEAD COACH

COMMENTS

WCMS coach Joe Damon reviewed the game and season. Damon said, “It was a tough loss, but when you get to that point in the season there are no easy wins. Our girls played hard like they have all season, and held a strong lineup to only five runs. I was very proud of the defense. We have not seen a team be that disciplined and hit it that well from top to bottom, and we held them in check for seven innings. Our bats just couldn’t get rolling, and when we put the ball in play, it was right at them. It’s a game of inches, and it just wasn’t our night. I felt like the girls were prepared and I am proud of the season they had.”



LADY PIONEER HITTERS

Maggy Whiles 2, Ceilee Gudat 2, Lily Rains 1, Alexia Ross 1 and Makenzie Hullet 1. Ceilee Gudate had 1 RBI. 

LADY PIONEER PITCHER

Ceilee Gudat went the distance in the circle for 6 innings with 3 strikeouts and gave up 9 hits and 2 earned runs.