After the Lady Pioneers jumped to a 2-1 lead after one, the Lady Panthers couldn’t buy an out as Warren County scored 5 runs in the second and 9 in the third to shut down Stone Memorial after 3 innings, 16-1.
As Stone Memorial was a district foe, the Lady Pioneers add one more to the win column, currently undefeated in the district at 8-0 and 11-4 overall.
“I’m proud of the girls, 8-0 in the district is something to be proud of. We’re excited about it,” said WCHS Lady Pioneer head coach Gooby Martin. “We’ve still got some unfinished business. We have Cookeville and Rhea County the following week. Those two were the last two district champions.”
Lady Pioneer Neva Tackett led the offense going a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate, scoring 2 runs and 4 RBIs. Ashton Whiles went 2-for-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs. Hailey Wood (1 RBI), Emily Mikkola (1 RBI), Skyler Youngblood (2 RBIs), Kyra Hillis (1 RBI) and Maddie Cantrell all had 1 hit each in the contest.
Warren County collected 11 hits in all, compared to Stone’s 1.
In the circle for the Lady Pioneers was Hope Mullican who pitched all 3 innings for the win allowing only 1 hit, 1 run, 1 strikeout and 1 walk.
Warren County traveled to Cookeville to face the Lady Cavs Thursday. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Pioneers will play the Lady Red Raiders Saturday at 3 p.m. in Manchester before going on to visit the Lady Golden Eagles in Rhea County Wednesday at 5 p.m.