After destroying Stone Memorial, 9-1, in the first game of the doubleheader on senior night at WCHS thanks to superb pitching by Lindsey Cox and timely hitting, the Warren County High School softball team needed a game two victory to complete the sweep of the Lady Panthers.
The Lady Pioneers did just that defeating the Lady Panthers, 7-3, in game two to improve their overall record to 11-8 on the season and complete the sweep.
Senior Ty Ramirez led the charge at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Neva Tackett also contributed two hits, while Marah Wannamaker and fellow seniors Bailey Martin and Bailey Walker added a hit apiece.
Ashton Whiles earned the win on the mound in game two, going two innings, allowing three runs on three hits and striking out one. Maddie Cantrell came on in relief, going three innings, allowing no runs, on a hit and striking out two.
The Lady Pioneers were the away team in game two since they were the home team in game one.
In the top of the first inning, the Lady Pioneers got two runners on base but didn’t break the scoreless tie, heading into the bottom of the inning. The Lady Panthers didn’t take advantage early on the road, failing to score as well and that trend continued for both teams until the top of the third.
Ramirez hit an RBI single to the outfield, scoring Hope Mullican, to break the scoreless tie, 1-0. Skyler Youngblood came up a few batters later and added to the Lady Pioneers lead with an RBI double, scoring Ramirez, 2-0.
After the Lady Panthers didn’t cut into the lead in the bottom of the inning, the Lady Pioneers scored a run in the top of the fourth, when Ramirez hit another RBI single to the outfield, scoring Walker, 3-0.
The Lady Panthers tied things up in the bottom of the inning, scoring on a 2-RBI single and a steal of home, 3-3, after four.
The Lady Pioneers pulled away from the Lady Pioneers in the top of the fifth, scoring four runs on a Wannamaker RBI single, a Lady Panther fielder’s choice, and a Kyra Hillis 2-RBI double, 7-3.
Cantrell sat down the Lady Panthers in order in the bottom of the inning, giving the Lady Pioneers the sweep on senior night, 7-3.
The Lady Pioneers will be back on the diamond this Tuesday as they play host to the Cumberland County Lady Jets. First pitch is set for 5p.m.