The Warren County High School baseball team matched its win total from last season with a thrilling 11-10 win over the Tullahoma Wildcats on Thursday night at Patrick Ramsey Field.
In a battle of bat power which saw the teams put up 21 runs and combine for 28 hits, it was the relief pitching of juniors Derek Brumley and Connor Dixon that helped the Pioneers prevail.
Brumley entered in the second inning and pitching into the seventh to pick up the win, while Dixon battled out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh to pick up the save.
Shortstop Dylan Barnes had a big night at the plate, getting the Pioneers started in the first inning with a two-run triple and sparking the offense in the bottom of the sixth.
Barnes started the sixth with a double and scored on a single by Collin Hutchins to give the Pioneers the insurance run they needed in the final inning.
Dixon relieved Brumley with one out in the seventh and the bases juiced while trying to protect a 11-9 lead. Dixon walked the first batter, but struck out the next. His last pitch to Justice Sheffield was lined hard into right field, but senior Christian Gonzalez caught it for the final out.
The Pioneers improve to 5-10 and will travel to Livingston Academy on Saturday for a varsity doubleheader. The games begin at noon.