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Lady Pioneers win second game in friendly confines
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Being at home may have been all the Warren County High School softball team needed to get back to playing Lady Pioneer softball.After dropping five of their first six, all on the road, the Lady Pioneers defeated the Franklin County Rebelettes 4-1 in their season opener at home.Warren County (2-5) started the season as road warriors. The Lady Pioneers played Oakland and Coffee County on the road to begin the season, both two-run losses, then played four games in a Cookeville tournament.When the Lady Pioneers finally got to suit up at home, the team looked reinvigorated under the lights in Warren County.Senior Gabi Keith pitched a complete game, going the distance while giving up one run on four hits and striking out five.Even the bats, which have managed a paltry 10 runs in the last five games, seemed to wake up.The Lady Pioneers scored four runs on five hits, the biggest coming from junior Mahaley Keele who drove in two runs with a single in the fourth to give Keith the cushion she needed to pick up her second victory in the circle.Warren County started in an early hole. The first batter for Franklin County drilled a shot deep in the right-field gap for a triple.The next batter hit a two-hopper to Taylor Grissom at first.