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WCHS softball whips Warriorettes
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Any doubts about the Lady Pioneer offense seemed to disappear once the team started District 6AAA play. Warren County pounded White County on the road Tuesday night, winning 9-0 to start its district title defense.

Ashton Whiles moved one step closer to a school record with her 14th career home run, while Hailey Wood finished a home run short of the cycle as the Lady Pioneer bats warmed up against the Warriorettes. The offensive outburst backed up a magnificent effort from freshman Madison Hollis, who allowed just one hit and struck out eight for her third victory.

"It's always good to get a win in district. I thought the girls swung the bat better today than they have in a long time," said coach Gooby Martin. "We still have a lot of work to do. We had a lot of productive at-bats. Defensively we played well. Madison threw the ball well and MaKenna called a great game.

"We made some mental mistakes late and we have to erase them - especially with some seniors making them."

Warren County (5-4-1) got rolling in the fourth inning, breaking open a scoreless affair with seven runs. Whiles was the catalyst, with her booming two-run shot over the left-field fence starting the scoring. It was Whiles' second home run this season, bringing her three shy of the school record (17) held by Lauren Wilkinson. 

Elia Atterson added a two-run double to make it 4-0, scoring Rhealee Johnson and Shelby Roberts. 

Wood capped the fourth with a two-run double off the fence. Wood, who singled to start the game, added a triple off the left-field fence in the fifth inning to finish 3-for-4 and raise her average to .344.

Calyn Damon, Atterson and Johnson all finished with two hits in a game where Warren County finished with a season-high 12.