The Warren County High School baseball team, coming off a loss to Greenwood on Saturday, lost its third consecutive game Monday on the road in Rhea County against the Eagles, 6-1.
With the loss, the Pioneers fall to 4-11 on the season. Fielding errors and missed opportunities at the plate contributed to the loss.
Isaac Golden provided two of the Pioneers four hits, going 2-for-3 with two singles. Cameron Shaw suffered the loss on the mound, giving up two runs in four innings pitched.
After Taisei Yasunaga started the top of the first with a single, the Pioneers went down quickly, hitting into a double-play, to end the top half of the inning.
The Pioneers had life in the top of the second when Will Lupo advanced to third on a passed ball by the Eagles, but the Pioneers didn’t manage to score and take advantage of a huge opportunity.
The Eagles made the Pioneers pay in the bottom of the inning, scoring on an error by the Pioneers, 1-0. The score remained the same until the top of the fourth when the Pioneers tied things up, thanks to an error by the Eagles, 1-1.
The game didn’t stay tied for long, as the Eagles answered with a score of their own in the bottom of the inning, courtesy of an RBI triple, 2-1, after four.
The Pioneers didn’t cut into the lead in the bottom of the fifth, and the Eagles kept adding to their lead in the bottom of the inning. The Eagles scored three runs, scoring on two passed balls by the Pioneers and an RBI single, 5-1.
The Pioneers till didn’t have an answer at the plate in the top of the sixth, as they went down in order.
The Eagles added a run on an RBI single in the bottom of the inning, 6-1. The Pioneers had one last chance in the top of the seventh, but fell short, ultimately losing the game, 6-1, and suffering their third straight defeat.
The Pioneers were back on the diamond Tuesday night at home against these Eagles, looking for a way to get over the hump with the regular season coming down to its final weeks. Results of the game weren’t available at press time.