The Lady Pioneers stayed undefeated in the district with Friday’s 10-3 win over the Lady Panthers of Stone Memorial in Crossville.
The Lady Panthers were holding onto a 2-run lead for 4 innings, until the Lady Pioneers started to power up some offense and scored nine runs in the final 2 innings to cement the win.
“We started off real slow tonight offensively and defensively,” said Warren County Lady Pioneer (5-3, 2-0) head coach Gooby Martin. “Maddie Cantrell gets a lot credit for this win. She kept us in the game with great pitching until our bats woke up later in the game. Neva Tackett, Skyler Youngblood, and Hope Mullican had good nights at the plate offensively. We still have a lot of work to do. I think these girls will be up for the challenge.”
The game was tied 3-3 going into the sixth inning as leadoff batter Hope Mullican singled on a ground ball to shortstop. Madison Mason followed suit with a line drive single to right field.
Kyra Hillis sent them both home with a long fly ball to right field, 6-3. Stone walked Hailey Wood, Emily Mikkola and Neva Tackett to load the bases and Skyler Youngblood singled with a hard ground ball to left field scoring Wood and Mikkola, 8-3.
Ashton Whiles singled on a hard shot to left field allowing Tackett to pass home, 9-3. Finally before ending the inning, Mullican singled to centerfield scoring Mason, 10-3.
Maddie Cantrell earned the win for Warren County, throwing for 7 innings, allowing 3 runs, 5 hits, 3 strikeouts and 0 walks.
The Lady Pioneers varsity collected 13 hits with Tackett and Mullican getting 3 hits each, Youngblood 2, and Wood, Mikkola, Mason, Hillis, and Whiles all getting 1 hit apiece. Hillis had 3 RBIs, Mullican and Youngblood 2 and Whiles drove in 1.