With the way Warren County treated Cookeville this week, it won’t be a shock if the Lady Cavs look to take a break in the series next year. The Lady Pioneers simply dominated their longtime foes on the diamond, particularly on the road Tuesday night.
Warren County completed a sweep of Cookeville in empathic fashion, winning 11-1 in five innings on the road. It came just one night after the Lady Pioneers topped the Lady Cavs at home 6-2, leaving Warren County with major bragging rights over its former District 6AAA foes.
Freshmen Ceilee Gudat was a star in the circle, allowing just two hits and striking out six in her debut at WCHS. The freshman fireballer was backed up by offensive fireworks, including homers from seniors Kora Forbes and Alyssa Mosley.
“It was good to play back-to-back solid games. That’s a positive sign,” said coach Gooby Martin. “Ceilee was dominant in the circle – she threw a lot of strikes and the defense was solid behind her. If our upperclassmen continue to lead offensively, that will be very beneficial for our team. That takes pressure off the younger players to produce - they can relax, adjust and continue to work hard as we work toward district play.”
Forbes is one of the upperclassmen tearing the cover off the ball right now. She finished with a career-high six RBIs in the victory, including a three-run homer during a five-run fourth inning for the Lady Pioneers and a bases-clearing double in the fifth to push the Lady Pioneers up double figures.
Forbes already has two homers and 12 RBIs through five games, including two RBIs in a 6-3 win over Science Hill Thursday (more coming on the Lady Pioneers’ matchups in the Southern Warrior Classic this Sunday).
Mosley is just as hot at the plate for the Lady Pioneers. She sent the second pitch of the third inning sailing into straight center, with the no-doubter serving as her first homer of the year. Mosley is now hitting .429 this year after a two-hit performance Tuesday, only topped by fellow senior Jessie Young (who had two hits in the win and is hitting .538 in five games).
Senior Dallis Melton also had a hit, giving the seniors seven of Warren County’s nine hits in Tuesday’s victory. Maggy Whiles and Addison Smith added one hit each.