Gooby Martin may need to hold a fundraiser soon. The Lady Pioneers are going to need more softballs if they keep knocking the cover off the ball.
Warren County continued its roll through April, downing White County 15-0 in three innings Thursday for its sixth straight win.
“We played really well,” said Martin, whose team has yet to lose in the month. “We got the bats going and found a good groove.”
Freshman Rhealee Johnson also benefitted from the Lady Pioneers exploding offensively. Johnson recorded a no-hitter, rallying from two opening walks to retire the final nine batters she faced – five on strikeouts.
Warren County (15-4) started its April run with a win over the Warriorettes, but had to rally from a 5-0 hole to prevail. This time was much easier.
The Lady Pioneers piled up 11 runs in the third after scoring two runs in each of the first two innings.
Bri Young took a starring role in the offense, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs, two coming on a single in the third. Grace Rains also had a two-run single in the third, with hers coming with two outs and putting the Lady Pioneers up 15 – enough to enact the run rule.
Hailey Wood and Hope Mullican also had one hit and two RBIs each, while MaKenna Mason and Ashton Whiles added RBI singles in the third. Kyra Hillis and Johnson also had hits in the blowout.
Warren County was scheduled to play in a tournament in Cookeville over the weekend, but it was canceled. The Lady Pioneers return to action Monday with a home game against the DeKalb County Lady Tigers. The border battle is set to start at 5:30 p.m.