The Warren County High School baseball team, coming off an 8-7 win against Cumberland County on Tuesday night, followed that with a 19-4 drubbing of the Jets Wednesday night on the road.
The 19 runs were the most the Pioneers have scored all season.
The Pioneers scored a run in every inning Wednesday night, including when they exploded for 10 runs in the seventh to distance themselves from the home team.
The Pioneers were playing without Tyler Prater, who suffered a scary injury during batting practice after the game Tuesday night.
“We hate to see an accident like this happen,” said WCHS head coach Adam Childs. “We are very thankful that he is OK and will make a full recovery. We look forward to having Tyler back when he can play again.”
The Pioneers were led by Brooks Helton’s huge game at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a two-run home-run, two doubles, a single and two runs scored. Will Lupo added a homerun, three RBI and two singles in his 3-for-5 night.
Tyler Hollingsworth earned the win, going four innings, striking out three Jets, and allowing four runs.
Colby Elkins hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the first, scoring Taisei Yasunaga, to put the Pioneers ahead, 1-0. The Jets answered in the bottom of the inning with a run of their own courtesy of an RBI single, 1-1, after one.
The Pioneers untied the game, when Brooks Helton crushed a 2-RBI homerun over the leftfield fence, 3-1. The score remained the same until the top of the third when Elkins scored on a balk, 4-1. The Jets didn’t get anything going in the bottom of the inning and the Pioneer bats remained hot in the top of the fourth.
Yasunaga’s RBI double in the top of the inning, scoring Helton, put the Pioneers up, 5-1. The Jets didn’t go away though, scoring three runs in the bottom of the inning, to make it a ballgame, 5-4, after four.
Will Lupo hit a solo shot to leftfield in the top of the fifth and the Pioneers added three more runs in the top of the sixth thanks to precision hitting, 9-4, heading into the bottom of the inning.
The Jets bats remained cold in the bottom of the inning and the Pioneers put the game away for good in the top of the seventh.
The Pioneers had one of their best scoring innings of the season in the top of the inning, exploding for 10 runs thanks to multiple errors by the Jets and clutch hitting. The score put the game out of reach, 19-4, sending the Pioneers to their second consecutive win over the Jets.
With the win the Pioneers record sits at 7-15 on the season. The Pioneers were back in action on the road in DeKalb County on Thursday night, looking for their third consecutive win. Results of the game weren’t available at press time.