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Lady Pioneers earn their first home victory
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2017 Lady Pioneer junior Hope Mullican

The Warren County High School Lady Pioneer softball team earned its first win at home this season by defeating the White County Warriorettes, 7-0 Thursday night. The win for the Lady Pioneers snapped their five game losing streak and improved their record to 7-6 on the season.
Ty Ramirez, Abby Hutchins and Skyler Youngblood led the way at the plate for the Lady Pioneers, all going 2-for-3. Lindsey Cox was almost flawless on the mound, going seven innings, allowing three hits and striking out 12 Warriorette batters.
The game was scoreless for the first inning of play but the second inning was another story as the Lady Pioneers took the lead in the bottom of the inning. Hutchins led off the inning with a single to the outfield and the Lady Pioneers were in business.
Later in the inning, Bailey Walker made it to first off a dropped third strike that scored Hutchins from third, 1-0, after one. After the Warriorettes went down quickly in the top of the third, the Lady Pioneers added three more runs to their lead in the bottom of the inning.
Youngblood hit a 2-RBI single to the outfield, scoring Neva Tackett and Ramirez, 3-0. The scoring wasn’t over for the Lady Pioneers as they added a run on an Emily Mikkola RBI single, 4-0, after three. Cox continued her domination on the mound in the top of the fourth, as she sat down the side in order.
The Lady Pioneers tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the inning thanks to timely hitting, errors by the Warriorettes and a fielder’s choice, 7-0, holding a commanding lead at home.
That was all of the run support Cox needed as she breezed through the final three innings, taking a no-hitter into the seventh; however, it was broken up in the top of the inning.  The Warriorettes were threatening to score in the top of the seventh, but failed to score thanks to Cox’s dominance and the Lady Pioneers prevailed over their rivals, 7-0.