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Successful sendoff
Pioneers prevail on senior night
Warren Countys Colby Elkins was honored on senior night Saturday. Elkins is a big bat for the Pioneers with 32 RBIs and an average of .370.
Warren County senior night honors were successful all the way around Saturday, as the eight graduating members of the Pioneer baseball team were presented plaques before the ball club defeated visiting Tullahoma, 8-5. That was followed by a trip to Cumberland County on Monday where the team wrought havoc taking both games by shutout, 10-0 and 21-0.Following their last two wins over Cumberland County, the Pioneers were third in the conference with an overall record of 20-11 and 11-4 in the district.Losing eight seniors is considerable for a team to replace, but the future has some bright stars on the horizon as the WCMS Pioneers battle for CTC status this week after winning the conference regular-season title Saturday.Graduating this year are Colby Elkins, third base, son of Beth Elkins and the late Rickey Elkins, Colton Smith, pitcher, son of Jamie and Tina Smith, Isaac Golden, centerfield, son of Eric and Nancy Golden, Lucas Rogers, second base, son of Keith and Theresia Rogers, Nick Williamson, catcher, son of Rhonda and Jerry Williamson, Noah Fann, pitcher, son of Jason and LaDonna Fann, Peyton Norris, left field, son of Jason and Lisa Norris and Taisei Yasunaga, shortstop, son of Hideaki and Kumi Yasunaga.While we can only speculate on who’s going to fill all those big shoes, the season record of the Pioneers is testament to their success as a team.“This has been such a great group of seniors. I have really enjoyed coaching all of them for the past four years,” said WCHS Pioneer head coach Adam Childs.