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Lady Pioneers keep streaking
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Warren County Middle School softball defeated Harris Middle on Monday afternoon and it didn’t get any better for Harris on Tuesday.
In the Lady Pioneers final regular season game, WCMS defeated Harris by a final score of 10-0.
Lady Pioneer Maddie Cantrell got the call and went the distance for WCMS. Cantrell allowed no runs and four hits, had six strikeouts and walked one in five innings of play.
In the top of the first, Hailey Wood is almost an automatic base hit and she singled to get things started. Wood stole second and before Ashton Whiles could get the bat on the ball Wood picked up another stolen base. Whiles grounded to second base for out one, but scored Wood from third for a 1-0 lead. Emily Mikkola smacked a stand-up double to right-center field for another runner in scoring position. Bri Young singled to put another runner on for WCMS with one out. MaKenna Mason grounded to third for out number two and WCMS scored two more runs in the inning at 3-0. Marah Wanamaker and Grace Rains singled before the third out and at the end of the first inning WCMS led 3-0.
In the bottom of the first, Harris Middle started with a lead-off single, and immediately stole second base. Before Harris could get another runner aboard, the runner at second was picked off at third base on an attempted to steal for out one. The second batter drew a walk followed by a strikeout for out two. A grounder to second ended the inning for Harris with one runner left on base.
In the top of the second, Samantha Jennings led off with a double. Wood tried to stretch a single into a double for out one. Jennings scored off a single to left field by Whiles and took a 4-0 lead. Mikkola reached on an error by Harris Middle and two fly-balls for outs left Whiles and Mikkola stranded.
In the bottom of the second, Harris Middle was retired in order.
In the top of the third, Wanamaker led things off with a single and Rains reached after a sacrifice attempt advanced Wanamaker down to second base. Cantrell single to left field and scored Wanamaker from second base for a 5-0 lead. Jennings hit her second double of the game and WCMS had two on base with one out. Wood reached on an error and Cantrell scored to take a 6-0 WCMS lead. Back-to-back fly-balls for outs ended the Lady Pioneer momentum.
Harris still struggled to find hits. After starting the inning with a strikeout, Harris Middle reached on an error. The following two batters were out on a fielder’s choice and ground ball to shortstop.
Lady Pioneer Bri Young started the fourth with a double followed by Mason who reached on another Harris error. Cantrell single and picked up her second RBI for a 7-0 lead. Jennings singled and scored two more runs for a 9-0 lead and WCMS was adding to its already large lead. Another single for Wood and Whiles came before out three.
In the top of the fifth inning WCMS went down quick but not before Mason had an opportunity to scoot around the bases and the Lady Pioneers took a 10-0 lead.
Harris was down to its final at-bat and Cantrell got the first two outs by blowing pitches right past the Harris Middle batters. A grounder to second base was gathered up and recorded for the final out. WCMS defeated Harris Middle for the second time in two days by a final score of 10-0 on Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Pioneers wrapped up their regular season 11-1 as they prepare for the postseason tournament set to begin April 27 in Tullahoma.