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Pioneers suffer first district loss
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Monday night’s game at Patrick Ramsey Field was a matchup of the two top teams in District 6-AAA. Warren County came in with a perfect 2-0 record in district play, while Cookeville had split its opening series with Coffee County.The Cavaliers evened the standings at the top with a 4-3 win over the Pioneers in a back-and-forth game that featured several miscues on each side.Cookeville and Warren County combined for eight errors, many of which allowed runs to score.Warren County (9-7) allowed two unearned runs, both coming in the top of the third when Cookeville took the lead and never gave it back.The Pioneers were the first to get on the scoreboard. Austin Green reached scoring position on a two-base error by the Cavaliers, then ended up scoring on another error by Cookeville.Warren County gave the run right back though, and then some.With senior Derek Brumley on the mound for the Pioneers, Cookeville began the third with a double and single to put runners on the corners.The first error of the inning allowed a run to score, then a ground out made it 2-1 Cookeville.With a runner on third and two outs, Brumley had a pitch get away from him. The Cavaliers plated their third run on the wild pitch, capitalizing on the bad inning for the Pioneers.Errors continued to be the theme of the game in the bottom of the third.