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Pioneers win final tune-up
WCHS Pioneer Trevor Collins slides into third and just beats throw Monday night at Patrick Ramsey Field.
The Warren County High School freshman baseball team had to take the field early Monday as the Coffee County varsity players had a bus delay and got in six innings before calling it a ballgame where they held a 6-4 lead going into the top of the seventh.The Pioneer varsity team occupied Patrick Ramsey Field next, taking the late game instead of the early one. Up until the sixth inning the game was scoreless.The Pioneers had to pitch their way out of bases-loaded jams twice as Brooks Helton started on the mound for Warren County.Eventually, the Pioneers rallied in the last three innings winning, 5-0, getting ready for their season opener next week.The starting lineup for the Pioneers was Taisei Yasunaga, shortstop, Cole Estes, right field, Colby Elkins, third base, Lucas Rogers, second base, Brooks Helton, pitcher, Isaac Golden, centerfield, Wesley Jennings, first base, Nick Williamson, catcher and Ethan Smith, left field.Substitutes were Will Cantrell, Dylan Ward, Tyler Prater, Trayton Rackley, Trevor Collins, Trace Adcock and Will Rivers.Prater, Noah Fann and Tyler Hollingsworth made up the relief pitching team.The Pioneers travel to Rhea County this Monday, March 13, to open their season. The first home game is Tuesday at Patrick Ramsey Field against the White County Warriors.