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WCMS baseball can't keep up with Coffee
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Brody Womack took the mound Monday night for the WCMS Pioneers against Coffee County.
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Coffee County’s Cole Pippenger slides in head first at home plate, just beating the tag from WCMS catcher Keynai Bryan. The score put Coffee County ahead 4-1 in the third inning.

Warren County Middle School didn’t have the horsepower to compete with a high-octane Coffee County team Monday night in McMinnville.

Coffee County hit a home run over the fence in the top of the first and never lost momentum in a 14-3 win over the Pioneers.

WCMS played well in spurts, but little inconsistences added up over the course of the whole ballgame. For example, the Pioneers had a great chance to escape the third inning without allowing a run, but a grounder that looked like it could have been a double-play ball was misplayed and rolled into the outfield. Two runs scored to push the Coffee County lead to 4-1.

Brody Womack pitched a solid game and manufactured a run in the bottom of the second. With a 3-2 count, Womack fouled off what seemed like a half dozen pitches before drawing a walk. He then stole second and third base and scored on a Tyler “T-bone” Adams infield grounder. T-bone collected an RBI and the Pioneers were down just 2-1.

Evan Kirby was an effective pitcher for Coffee County. He kept the Pioneers off balance with a blend of fastballs and off-speed pitches.

Cole Pippenger was a stud for the Red Raiders. He blasted a HR over the fence in right-center field and later showed his speed by scoring from 1B on a hit to the gap. He’s also said to be the best pitcher for Coffee County, which improved to 3-0 with the win.

WCMS falls to 1-3 with the loss. Next up for the Pioneers are two games against Grundy County this Thursday and Friday.