The Warren County High School softball team avenged two early losses this season to the DeKalb County Tigerettes, defeating them, 3-2, in DeKalb County on Friday night.
The Lady Pioneers improved their record to 9-7 and seem to be heating up at the right time with the end of the regular season nearing.
Emily Mikkola led the Lady Pioneers at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Neva Tackett, Ty Ramirez, Bailey Walker and Abby Hutchins contributed a hit apiece for the Lady Pioneers.
Lindsey Cox earned the win on the mound, going four innings and allowing only one run and Ashton Whiles was solid in relief, going three innings and allowing a run to preserve the win.
The Lady Pioneers got the scoring started in the top of the first, scoring three runs thanks to an error by the Tigerettes, a steal of home by Mikkola, and a Hutchins RBI single, 3-0.
The Tigerettes went down quickly in the bottom of the inning, failing to score a run and the score remained the same until the bottom of the second. The Tigerettes cut into the Lady Pioneer lead with a sacrifice fly to put them on the board, 3-1, after two.
Both teams had chances to score in the third but left runners on base, keeping the score 3-1 after three.
After the Lady Pioneer bats remained cold in the top of the fourth, Whiles entered in relief of Cox in the bottom of the inning and picked up where Cox left off by sitting the Tigerettes down quickly.
That remained the case for both teams in the fifth and sixth innings and the Tigerettes didn’t get on the board again until the bottom of the seventh. Whiles got into a jam to start the bottom of the inning as the Tigerettes had several runners reach base but it didn’t phase her.
Whiles settled down and the Tigerettes managed to score only a run in the bottom of the inning and the Lady Pioneers earned the victory, 3-2.
The Lady Pioneers were back in action Tuesday as they traveled to Cookeville to take on the Cookeville Lady Cavs. Results weren’t available at press time.