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Pioneers sitting second in district
Warren Countys Lucas Rogers, shown batting this season, is hitting .295 on average and has 16 runs.
Midway through the 2017 season, the Warren County High School Pioneer baseball team is heading into the stretch with a solid 9-5 overall record and 5-2 in the district, second only to the undefeated Rhea County Golden Eagles.The Pioneers hope to become the spoilers for Rhea County as they have two upcoming games with the Golden Eagles, one Monday at home and Tuesday away. It would be a golden opportunity for the Pioneers to make a move in the district with a set of wins here.With two victories over Rhea County, Warren County would make a statement in District 6-AAA. The two teams played the first game of the season as the Pioneers went on the road and fell behind early in the contest, 8-4, after two innings. A big inning by Rhea County in the bottom of the fourth cemented its 13-8 victory.Despite the loss, the Pioneers collected 8 hits in the ballgame and Colby Elkins homered in the first for Warren County, which had the lead 4-2 after one.District wise, the Pioneers have been playing great baseball so far and have been able to come back in several contests for the win, as the team seems to find a way to make a play all across the roster.The big bats of Elkins .396, Brooks Helton .366, and Wesley Jennings .341 have complemented a crew of talented players who find a way on base.