The Warren County Middle School baseball team picked up its second win Tuesday, beating Central Tennessee Conference rival Franklin South 7-1 at home.
The Pioneers, who are now 2-3, used a five-run sixth inning to shut down the Trojans. Many of the runs came with two outs, when the pressure didn’t seem to faze the home squad.
Logan Earls and JJ Jacobs each came up with clutch doubles, piling up the runs on Franklin South. Jay Bogle was also vital in the frame, jump-starting the rally with a single and scoring later.
Warren County took an early 1-0 lead thanks to Brayan Holguin. The Pioneer third baseman started the second inning with a single, then proceeded to steal three bases, including swiping home.
Wesley Sherrell, the winning pitcher, helped his own cause in the third. With the game tied 1-1, Sherrell connected on a double and was able to come around to score on a passed ball.
Earls and Jacobs each finished with two hits, while Bogle and Holguin had one hit apiece.
Sherrell, Earls and Kayden Coates combined to strike out eight in the victory, including Sherrell retiring the side on his own in the third inning.
The Pioneers were scheduled to go on the road Thursday night, but the game was postponed due to poor weather.