The Warren County High School Lady Pioneer softball team, coming into Friday with a 6-1 record, played a doubleheader Friday night against the DeKalb County Tigerettes.
In game one of the doubleheader, the Lady Pioneers were defeated by the Tigerettes, 5-0, in a game where the Lady Pioneers didn’t do much at the plate. A three-run fourth inning helped DeKalb pull away.
Neva Tackett, Emily Mikkola and Abby Hutchins, had the only hits for the Lady Pioneers. Lindsey Cox suffered the loss on the mound for the Lady Pioneers, giving up five runs in five innings.
Both teams struggled in the first inning, failing to score a run. After the Tigerettes went down quickly in the top of the second, the Lady Pioneers tried to make some noise in the bottom of the inning. With one out, the Lady Pioneers had two runners on base, but didn’t capitalize on the opportunity, as they suffered two quick outs, ending the inning.
No team scored until the top of the fourth when the Tigerettes scored three runs thanks to timely hitting and a two-run error by the Lady Pioneers, 3-0. The Lady Pioneers needed to dig themselves out of the hole they were in. The Lady Pioneer bats continued to not be a factor in the bottom of the inning, as they went down in order and failed to cut into the Tigerette lead, 3-0.
The Tigerettes, put more pressure on the Lady Pioneers in the top of the fifth, adding another run, 5-0, and giving the Lady Pioneers one last chance to mount a comeback. The comeback for the Lady Pioneers didn’t happen, as they went down quickly, not getting any runners on base, ultimately losing game one, 5-0.
The Lady Pioneers record after game one went to 6-2 on the season.
Game two coverage can be found on 2B.