Continuing a game started Monday in White County, the Warren County Pioneers won both ends of a doubleheader Wednesday night at home, 5-2, in game one and a 3-0 shutout in game 2.
“We knew in the continuation game we didn’t have much time, so we needed to make some moves quickly,” said Warren County High School coach Adam Childs. “We were able to do that in the sixth and put some pressure on them and break through. It was a good win for us to come back and beat them.”
“The second game Noah(Fann) continued to throw well and we played really good defense,” Childs continued. “We also had some good base running and did just enough. It was two big wins for us to keep pace in the district standings.”
The Pioneers are now 8-3 in the district, and 15-9 overall.
Warren County 5
White County 2
White County had grabbed a 2-run lead, 2-1, early on Monday, but the rain delay was good to the Pioneers as they finished off the game strong Wednesday in McMinnville, grabbing 4 runs in the sixth inning for the win.
On Monday, Cole Estes scored off a pop fly to center by Colby Elkins who is batting .385 on average and has 33 RBIs on the season.
In the top of the sixth, Peyton Norris scored of an error, 2-2, Isaac Golden scored off a Nick Willamson fielder’s choice bunt, 3-2, and Hunter Adams and Ethan Smith scored off a Taisei Yasunaga line-drive single to center field, 5-2.
Tyler Hollingsworth earned the win for Warren County as he threw for 3 innings, allowing 0 runs, 1 hit, and 2 strikeouts. Brooks Helton started the game for Warren County. He went 4 innings, allowing 2 runs, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts, and 1 walk.
The Pioneers collected 10 hits. Isaac Golden went 3-for-4 at the plate and Elkins had 2 hits and 1 RBI. Yasunaga, Estes, Brooks Helton, Wesley Jennings and Smith all had 1 hit apiece.
Warren County 3
White County 0
Warren County dominated from the mound in game 2, as Noah Fann threw a shutout for the Pioneers allowing just 4 hits in 7 innings, striking out 1 and walking 3.
The Pioneers scored their 3 runs relatively early in the ballgame with 2 runs in the second and 1 in the third.
Golden scored of a Williamson sacrifice fly and Jennings made it 2 by crossing the plate off a Smith grounder. Estes then scored in the third off a Rogers sacrifice for the final run.
Warren County had seven hits with Helton and Estes going 2-for-3 at the plate. Yasunaga, Elkins and Jennings all had 1 run apiece and Rogers and Williamson had 1 RBI each.