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Pioneers split pair of games
Tyler Prater swings for the fences in action earlier this year. Prater and the Pioneers lost 10-0 in game two of the Demarini Classic against Centerville, Ohio, after winning game one against Bearden Friday night sending their record to 5-13 on the year.

 After winning game one against Bearden, 10-8, ending its recent losing streak at four games, earlier Friday night in the Demarini Classic in Knoxville, the Warren County High School baseball team lost the second game of the Classic Friday night against Centerville, Ohio, at Bearden High School in Knoxville.
The Pioneers ultimately lost to Centerville, 10-0.
The Pioneers’ only three hits came from Isaac Golden, Will Lupo and Brooks Helton. Trevor Collins suffered the loss on the mound for the Pioneers.
The Pioneers went down quickly in the top of the first and Centerville took advantage in the bottom of the inning. Centerville scored two runs on two RBI singles, 2-0. After Golden reached base on a single to start the top of the second, the Pioneers suffered three quick outs.
Centerville added another run in the third, 3-0.
The Pioneer bats remained cold in the top of the fourth, keeping them scoreless and Centerville kept adding to its lead in the bottom half of the inning. Centerville scored two runs in the bottom of the inning thanks to an error and a wild pitch by the Pioneers, 5-0.
Centerville put the game away in the bottom of the fifth, after the Pioneers struck out in order, in the top of the inning, scoring five runs thanks to three RBI singles and a 2-RBI single, ultimately winning the game, 10-0.
The Pioneers had two remaining games in the Demarini Classic, but results from those games weren’t available at press time. The Pioneers will be back on the road Monday at Cumberland County. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.