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WCHS softball weekend games
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After suffering a 9-0 loss to Rhea County in their first game Saturday in the District 6AAA Tournament, the Lady Pioneer high school softball team advanced to its next round matchup against White County.
The Lady Pioneers made just enough plays and they defeated White County by a slim 3-2 margin to stay alive in the loser’s bracket.
Erin Hollis got the start for Warren County and she went six innings in the circle and allowed two runs off five hits. She walked two and struck out five in her six innings. Lindsey Cox threw the final inning and closed out the game and allowed no runs, no hits, and struck out two of the three batters she faced.
Headed into their final at-bat and the score locked at 2-2, Warren County was up in the bottom of the seventh. After the first initial out, Ty Ramirez drew a walk and Neva Tackett was hit by a pitch for the first two base runners with just a single out.
Kyra Hillis reached on a fielder’s choice and Ramirez advanced to third base and Tackett was out at second. Bailey Walker stepped to the plate with two outs and runners at the corners, Walker hit a ground ball single to right field and Ramirez scored the game-winning run for a final score of 3-2.
The game remained scoreless until White County took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth. Warren County did not respond in the bottom of the fifth. The Warriors fired back again for the second straight inning and White County led 2-0 in the middle of the sixth.
Warren County had seen enough and matched their opponents after leading off the inning with an out. Bailey Walker was hit by a pitch followed by Hollis who was also hit by a pitch for the first two runners of the bottom of the sixth. After the second out, Abby Hutchins hit a line drive to left field and scored Walker from third and courtesy runner Bethany Porter from second to knot the score at 2-2.
Cox entered to try and slam the door on the White County offense. After the first two Lady Warriors reached first and second the Lady Pioneer defense stepped in and picked up the first out on a sacrifice bunt. Out number two came at first base after a dropped third strike and White County was down to its final out with runners in scoring position. Cox got the final out with a strikeout to end White County’s opportunity for additional runs.
Warren County was dropped to the loser’s bracket by Rhea County as the Lady Golden Eagles blanked the Lady Pioneers 9-0.
Pitching duty was shared by Erin Hollis who was called on to start inside the pitching circle. Hollis lasted four innings and allowed five runs off eight hits. She walked two and struck out one in her four innings. Sarah Knowles pitched the final two innings for Warren County and Knowles allowed four runs off eight hits.
On the offensive side, Warren County never really got much going. The Lady Pioneers only had four hits and two walks over the seven-inning game. Neva Tackett, Hope Mullican, Kyra Hillis, and Lindsey Cox were the only Lady Pioneers to make contact for a base hit versus Rhea County. Lexi Locke and Mullican each drew a walk during the game.
Rhea County wasted no time putting up a run and the Lady Golden Eagles took a 1-0 lead after one inning.
Warren County was retired in order its first two times at the plate and in the bottom of the second inning Rhea County added two more runs and took its lead to 3-0.
In the top of the third, Mullican drew a walk after a ground ball out for Warren County. A strike out for the second out of the inning was followed by a single from Cox, but out three came and the two Lady Pioneers were left stranded.
In the bottom of the third, Warren County’s defense responded and held Rhea County, which went three up, three down for the first time in the game.
In the top of the fourth, Hillis singled to centerfield and Youngblood reached on a fielder’s choice for the second out. A fly ball followed for out three and ended another Warren County inning with a runner on base.
Rhea County went back to work and scored two more in the bottom of the fourth inning and took a 5-0 lead and by the bottom of the fifth inning the Lady Golden Eagles led 8-0 and the Lady Pioneers could not find the answers.
Tackett was the only offense in the top of the sixth for Warren County and Rhea County scored its final run in the bottom of the sixth and took a 9-0 lead.
The Lady Pioneers were down to their final at-bat and Locke drew a walk. Mullican singled and Locke advanced to second base with two outs. Locke and Mullican advanced on an error but the final out came on a strikeout and Warren County left two on in its final at bat.
Rhea County defeated Warren County by a final score of 9-0 to drop the Lady Pioneers to the loser’s bracket.