The Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneer softball team suffered its first loss on the road Tuesday night in Coffee County against the Lady Raiders. The Pioneers, coming off double-digit victories in their first three games, including a victory over Lady Red Raiders on Monday night, saw their bats go cold for the first time this year. The Lady Pioneers lost, 4-2.
The Lady Pioneers were led by shortstop Elia Atterson, who went 1-for-1 with a double and two walks. Savannah Cox and Madison Hollis added the only other two hits the Lady Pioneers managed, with two singles apiece.
Hollis, the starting pitcher for the Lady Pioneers, was also credited with the loss. The Lady Pioneers started the game off right, scoring two runs in the top of the first, courtesy of an error and a walk by the Lady Raiders. WCMS went into the bottom of the inning with the lead and the momentum on the road 2-0.
The Lady Raiders had an answer for the Lady Pioneers, scoring two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, thanks to an error by the Lady Pioneers and a triple to the outfield to tie the game, 2-2.
Atterson provided the only hit for the Lady Pioneers in the top of the second with a double to right field, and that was the only thing the Lady Pioneers managed to do in the top half of the second and the Lady Raiders took advantage. Coffee County took the lead by way of an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to make the lead 3-2, going into the third.
WCMS tried to capitalize on an error by the Lady Raiders in the top of the third. After a Samantha Jennings walk to start the inning, the Lady Pioneers went down in order.
The Lady Raiders added another run to their lead in the bottom of the inning, making it 4-2 in favor of the home team. In the fourth, the Lady Pioneers couldn’t capitalize on an error by the Lady Raiders, leaving a runner stranded on base, keeping the score 4-2.
The Lady Pioneers had one more chance to keep their undefeated streak alive, but failed to do so in the top of the fifth and lost 4-2.
The Lady Pioneers will look to get back on the winning track as they will be back in action at home Monday against the Prescott South Lady Bulldogs. First pitch is set for 5p.m.