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Pioneers secure third straight win
Ethan Smith scoots down the first-base line during action against Cumberland County earlier in the week. Smith and the Pioneers won their third consecutive game Thursday night by defeating the DeKalb County Tigers, 4-3.

Winning has become a habit for the Warren County High School baseball team this week as it won its third consecutive game and avenged a loss earlier this season to DeKalb County.
The Pioneers beat the Tigers on the road Thursday night, 4-3. The Pioneers are peaking at the right time and seem to have finally figured things out as the regular season heads down the stretch.
The Pioneer record sits at 8-15 with 10 games remaining in the regular season
Isaac Golden drove in three crucial runs as he was the leader for the Pioneers at the plate. Noah Fann had a dominating night on the mound, going seven innings, allowing three runs and striking out four Tiger batters.
The Pioneers didn’t waste any time in the top of the first inning, scoring two runs. Golden’s 2-RBI single to leftfield gave the Pioneers the lead, 2-0. Brooks Helton added to the lead with an RBI single, 3-0, heading into the bottom of the inning.
The Tigers opened the bottom of the inning with a double to the outfield but Fann calmed down on the mound, not surrendering any more hits and the Tigers ended the first without scoring a run. Both teams went down in order in the second and the Pioneers added to their lead in the top of the third.
Colby Elkins scored on a throwing error by the Tigers, pushing the lead to 4-0 and keeping the momentum on the Pioneers side. After the Tigers failed to score in the bottom of the inning, both teams didn’t do anything at the plate until the bottom of the sixth when the Tigers inched closer to the Pioneer lead.
The Tigers scored on two Pioneer errors in the infield, cutting the Pioneer lead to 4-2 after six. The Pioneers went down in order in the top of the seventh and the Tigers had another chance to steal a win from the Pioneers in the bottom of the inning.
After two passed balls by the Pioneers, the Tigers managed to score a run in the bottom of the inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers prevailed, 4-3.
The Pioneers will be back in action tomorrow as they host their district rivals, the Cookeville Cavaliers, looking to make it four consecutive wins.