Making moves for District 6AAA crowns on the diamond have been dampened this week. Not by losses, but by lack of play.
The Pioneer baseball team and Lady Pioneer softball team each had pivotal district games postponed due to rain this week, spoiling each team’s chances of cementing their status atop the standings.
The Pioneers were set to play a home-and-home series with Rhea County, which currently sits third in the district standings with a 5-4 record. Warren County holds the second spot at 7-3, trailing leading Cookeville’s 9-2 mark.
Warren County (12-11) lost the first matchup with the Eagles 3-0 in March, but is hoping to bounce back with a sweep in its final two district games. The games have been moved to Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., weather permitting. The first game is set to be played at Patrick Ramsey Field, while the Pioneers hit the road Thursday.
The Lady Pioneers currently sit in the top spot in District 6AAA, controlling their destiny in hopes of back-to-back district titles. Warren County got some help from Rhea County last week when the Lady Eagles downed Cookeville in extra inning 5-4, handing the Lady Cavaliers their second district loss.
Warren County currently is 5-1 in district play, splitting its season series with Cookeville and already owning a 9-7 victory over Rhea County. The Lady Pioneers were set to play at home Tuesday against Stone Memorial, but the game has now been moved to next Tuesday, May 1. The first pitch is set for 5 p.m.