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WCMS baseball starts strong
Jack Keele winds up for a pitch in a game last season. Keele earned the win and contributed four strikeouts in Mondays 18-7 victory against Harris Middle School.

The Warren County Middle School baseball team traveled to Shelbyville on Monday to face the Harris Middle School Eagles. The Pioneers started the year off right and won 18-7 after a big seventh inning which saw 10 runs cross the plate to help the Pioneers prevail.
Left fielder Rylan Holder led the Pioneer charge as he went 4-for-4, with 2 runs scored and a RBI. Starting pitcher Jack Keele picked up his first win, going 3-2/3 innings. He allowed six runs and struck out four.
Kason Holder came in for his first save of the season in the bottom of the third and would go 3-1/3 innings, striking out four batters and only allowing one hit with no earned runs.
The Pioneers got the game started in the top of the first with a single from centerfielder Omari Harris, followed by a single from shortstop Wyatt Wilson. Harris and Wilson scored on passed balls by Harris starting pitcher Mason Landers and the Pioneers would lead 2-0.
The host Eagles could not get anything going in the bottom half of the inning and the Pioneers would continue to lead 2-0 going into the second frame.
The Pioneers added one run in the second and third innings to go up 4-0 before Harris fought back in the bottom of the third to make it 4-3.
The Pioneer lead continued to grow in the fourth after a double to start the inning from Ryland Holder, who scored on a single by right fielder Trace Adcock. The inning would be capped by an RBI double from Harris.
The Pioneers led 7-3, but could not shake the Eagles who answered right back with three runs of their own, making the score 7-6 after four innings.
The Pioneers clung to a one-run lead, 8-7, going into the final inning. The bats came alive in the top of the seventh for the Pioneers as they batted around and scored 10 runs to pull away from the Eagles.
The Pioneers were led by a strong game at the plate from Bottoms and Weston Wilson, who had 3 RBIs apiece. Wyatt Wilson went 3-for-5 with two more RBIs, while Omari Harris went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI. Carter Mansfield and Kason Holder had one RBI each.
The Pioneers will be back in action tonight in game two of the season against the Harris Middle School Eagles with first pitch set for 5 p.m.