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Off and running
WCMS softball team run-rules Harris Middle
Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneer Kaydee Rains, left, gets caught in a third-base-to-home-plate rundown in practice as catcher Halo Armstrong goes for the out.
Scoring 11 runs in the first three innings, while only allowing 1, earned the WCMS Lady Pioneers a big run-rule road win over Harris Middle School’s Lady Eagles, 12-1.Rhealee Johnson was on the mound for the Lady Pioneers, and pitched a near-perfect game allowing 3 hits and only 1 run as the only pitcher Warren County would field.Running scared of Samantha Jennings’ big bat, the Harris Middle pitcher walked her all night, giving Warren County a base on balls each rotation.Juju Pyburn also had a stand-out night for the Lady Pioneers going 3-for-4 at the plate and stealing 3 bases.“Scoring most of our runs with two outs shows our resiliency and our toughness,” said Warren County Middle School coach Marc Pyburn. “It was a good to sweep them and start our season out the right way.”The Lady Pioneers scored 9 or their runs when facing down 2 outs.Scoring runs for the Lady Pioneers were Johnson and Jennings each with 3, Pyburn crossed home twice, and Elia Atterson, Sadie Simmons, Aleya Esparza and Taylor Swann all scored one run apiece.The Lady Eagles' only score came in the top of the third inning.Due to a rain-out Tuesday, the Pioneers played at home on Thursday night against Coffee County. Results were not available at press time.