With Aiden Miller dealing on the mound and Jax King pacing the Pioneer offense, Warren County got back on the right track in Crossville Friday night. The Pioneers defeated the Jets 7-3, snapping a two-game skid to improve to 7-3 overall.
On the bump for just the second time this season, Miller was able to settle down after a shaky start to dominate. The junior righty allowed two runs in the first, but was lights out the rest of the way as the Jets couldn't touch his stuff. Miller had two strikeouts in four consecutive innings after the first frame, ultimately finishing with 11 Ks.
Warren County made sure he pitched with the lead most of the way. The Pioneers scratched one across in the first one an RBI groundout by Baler Melton, then Easton Denning's two-run single highlighted a four-run second frame when Warren County went up 5-2. Melton and Hayden Collins had RBI singles in the second, while King - who finished with a team-high three hits - had a run-scoring single in the fifth and added an RBI on a sac bunt in the sixth.
The Pioneers will try to stay hot when they start a district series with Franklin County at home Monday (6 p.m. start).