A home run in the first inning helped Tullahoma jump to an early homefield lead over the Lady Pioneers Saturday, and the pitching battle which ensued cemented a 4-0, non-district win for the Lady Wildcats.
The Lady Wildcats drove in 2 runs with a left-field homer and then one more off an error, 3-0, after one.
After scoring 1-more run in the bottom of the second, the Lady Pioneers (8-4, 5-0) ended the inning with a double play and their D and pitching held Tullahoma to the 4 runs already scored.
Ashton Whiles took the loss in the circle for the Warren County Lady Pioneers, throwing four innings and allowing 4 runs, 7 hits and 3 strikeouts. Maddie Cantrell came in for relief, allowing 0 hits, 0 runs 0 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Emily Mikkola, Whiles and Hope Mullican each collected 1 hit to lead the Lady Pioneer offense.
Tullahoma didn’t commit an error in the contest.
The Lady Pioneers take the field again Thursday in a district game as they play host to Rhea County. Game time is 5 p.m.