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WCMS baseball squeaks out win over Wildcats
WCMS Pioneer Ty Martin makes the play at second base in plenty of time to thwart the Tullahoma runner.

The Warren County Middle School Pioneer baseball team – still undefeated in the conference – won a squeaker Tuesday, as they played host to the Tullahoma Wildcats and in the ensuing pitcher’s duel took a 2-1 win. 
“It was a battle until the end. The guys showed resilience and did not give up,” said WCMS baseball coach Chad Young. “I put pressure on our guys by playing small ball. We stole a base or two, sacrificed bunted and had a squeeze bunt all in the last inning. They executed everything I asked and did not buckle under pressure.”
The game stayed static until the bottom of the third when the Pioneers (8-1, 5-0) walked Tullahoma’s Jacob Dixson who was pushed around the bases with two more hits by the Wildcats, 1-0, the only run the Wildcats would get.
One run might have been enough as both teams' pitchers were throwing three-and-outs until the seventh.
Jace Brantley was starting pitcher for Warren County throwing for 4 innings, with 17 at-bats, 1 run, 2 hits, 6 strikeouts and 3 walks. Omari Harris came in after 4 innings for relief and threw 3 innings facing 12 batters, allowing 0 runs, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts and 3 walks.
The Pioneers started at the top of the seventh with a lead off hit from Kason Holder. Wyatt Wilson then reached first on a bunt down the first-base line to move Holder around to second.
Jace Brantley drew a walk to load the bases. Clean-up hitter Westen Wilson drew a bases-loaded walk, walking in the tying run. Omari Harris laid down a perfect squeeze bunt to score what would be the winning run.
For Warren County, the only two hits came from Holder and Wyatt Wilson but it was enough for the Pioneers to hang on for the win.