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Lady Pioneers win thriller
Youngblood HR caps extra-inning comeback
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Lady Pioneer Skyler Youngblood punctuates the Lady Pioneers comeback rally Tuesday with a three-run, inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the eighth.

Giving no quarter, the Lady Pioneers refused to let visiting Cookeville leave with a win Tuesday.
Down 6-3 in the bottom of the eighth, Warren County made a stand, and in an epic comeback rally scored 4 runs, 3 off a Skyler Youngblood inside-the-park HR to right field, to capture the win, 7-6.
Youngblood, a WCHS senior and standout player, suffered a leg injury coming into home on the winning run. Youngblood is batting .429 with 12 RBIs and 3 home runs so far this season and has signed her letter of intent to play for Motlow next year.
“I’m just glad how the girls competed throughout the game,” said Warren County High School coach Gooby Martin. “We had a couple of bad innings defensively and we were fortunate enough to overcome those mistakes and get a win. It’s hard to be too excited until we know the extent of Skyler’s leg injury. We hope she’ll be OK and it’s nothing major.”
Cookeville jumped to an early 3-0 lead, hanging on to it until the fifth inning when the Lady Pioneers would score 2 runs off an Ashton Whiles fly ball to centerfield scoring Emily Mikkola and Neva Tackett, 3-2.
Warren County evened the game at 3-3 in the seventh after a Whiles sacrifice fly scored Tackett, 3-3.
The Lady Cavs went to the top of the eighth taking advantage of everything the Lady Pioneers would give them, scoring 3 runs with 8 at-bats, 6-3. Sloppy Lady Pioneer defense enabled the rally.
Down 3 runs, the Lady Pioneers didn’t show any quit as Mikkola doubled on a hard  ground ball to center field scoring Kyra Hillis, 6-4, and Skyler Youngblood got a huge hit to right field scoring Hailey Wood and Mikkola before crossing home for the winning run, 7-6.
Both offenses were strong at the plate as Warren County collected 11 hits and Cookeville 8 in the contest.
Lady Pioneer pitcher Ashton Whiles earned the win for Warren County throwing for 2 innings, giving up 3 runs, 3 hits and striking out 3, with 0 walks. Maddie Cantrell started the game for Warren County pitching 6 innings, with 3 runs, 5 hits, 1 strikeout, and 0 walks.
Tackett went 3-for-4 at the plate, Mikkola had 3 hits, 1 RBI, Whiles 2 hits, 3 RBIs, Wood, Youngblood (2 RBIs) and Madison Mason each had 1 hit.
The Lady Pioneers traveled to White County Thursday to play the Lady Warriors. Results were not available at press time. Their next game will be in Tullahoma as they take on the Lady Wildcats on Saturday, April 15. Game time is 2:30 p.m.