The WCMS baseball team defended both the house and their undefeated record Monday, playing host to White County and defeating the Warriors, 5-2, after a breakout third inning.
“I am proud of our guys. We are taking it one game at a time. We can take it easy after we reach our goals for this year,” said WCMS coach Chad Young. “We are all having fun while playing a game that we love and the players are performing up to my expectations more each game.”
The first 2 innings were pitching battles for both teams, and on the mound for the Pioneers (13-1, 9-0) was Westen Wilson who would get the win throwing for 4 innings, facing 17 batters, giving up 1 hit, 2 runs, 5 strikeouts and 3 walks. Kason Holder came in for relief tossing for three, facing 12, with 1 run, 3 hits and 8 strikeouts.
With containment in place from the mound and the Warren County defense, the Pioneers broke things open in the bottom of the third, as Kason Holder led off the inning with a single to right. Holder stole second and third and scored on a Wyatt Wilson bunt single.
Westen Wilson smashed a two-run HR over the left-field fence, 3-0, as the Wilson brothers crossed the plate. Braden Bottoms drew a walk and Jace Brantley hit a left-field double, scoring Bottoms, 4-0.
The Pioneers never looked back holding off the White County Warriors after adding another run in the bottom of the sixth. Pioneer pitching and defense continue to hold opponents to minimal scoring as the Pioneer bats come up with a couple of big innings at the plate each game.
Hit leaders for the game include: Ty Martin 2-for2, 1 run scored, Westen Wilson 1 for 3 (HR), 2 RB1, 1 run scored, Kason Holder 1 for 4, 1 run scored, Wyatt Wilson 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, Jace Brantley 1 for 2, 1 RBI and Braden Bottoms 1 run scored.
The Pioneers traveled to White County on Tuesday night. Results were not available at press time..