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WCHS baseball plays for a cause
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Although they didn’t win every game, the WCHS Pioneers were all winners as they played in the Cure 4 Cancer tournament over the weekend in Gatlinburg.
The tournament is held to raise awareness of and to help raise money to combat cancer. The Pioneers showed their support for pediatric cancer research with a fundraiser called Lace up 4 Pediatric Cancer and wore yellow shoelaces to remind fans about the drive.
Warren County Pioneers website for their drive is and anyone interested can find out more or donate on their site.
The Pioneers ended up going 1-2 in reported tournament results, defeating Hardin Valley in game one, and dropping game two to Gibbs County and game three to Bradley Central.

WCHS Pioneers 12
Hardin Valley 2
Summary – Warren County took an early lead and would score 9 runs before Hardin Valley found its first run in the bottom of the fifth inning, 9-1. The Pioneers kept the heat on and scored three more runs in the top of the sixth before retiring Hardin Valley, which mustered one more run in the bottom of the inning, 12-2.
The Pioneers had 10 hits in the game. Brooks Helton, Colby Elkins, Cole Estes, and Lucas Rogers each collected 2 hits.
Estes led the RBI count with 4 at bats getting 1 run, 2 hits and 4 RBIs. Elkins and Ethan Smith both had 2 RBIs.
Estes earned the win for the Pioneers. He pitched six innings, giving up 2 runs, 3 hits, and 3 strikeouts.

Gibbs High School 5
WCHS Pioneers 0

The Pioneers struggled with Gibbs, out of Corryton, looking for hits in what turned into a pitching battle. Pitching was strong for Gibbs as Steele Abino earned the win for Gibbs, pitching 7 innings, allowing 0 runs, 2 hits and 4 strikeouts.
Tyler Hollingsworth pitched for Warren County, giving up 5 runs, 6 hits, 6 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Pioneer Taisei Yasunaga and Isaac Golden both got 1 hit in the low-scoring contest.

Bradley Central 12
WCHS Pioneers 6
Leading, 6-5, at the top of the fifth, Bradley Central rallied in the bottom of the inning to score 7 runs against the Pioneers, sealing the deal, 12-6, for a win.
Starting pitcher for Warren County was Trevor Collins who held the mound for 4 innings, allowing 5 runs, 6 hits, 7 strikeouts and 4 walks. Jack Keele came in for relief, with 6 hits, 7 runs, 3 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Lucas Rogers led Warren County with 2 hits and Cole Estes, Brooks Helton, Isaac Golden, Wesley Jennings and Nick Williamson all got 1 hit.
The Pioneers went on the road to Stone Memorial on Tuesday night.
Results were not available at press time.
The next home game will be Saturday, March 25, as the Pioneers play host to Hixson. Game time is 2:30 p.m.