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WCMS baseball wins opener
Warren County Middle School Pioneer pitcher Kason Holder winds up before the big game. Holder pitched a picture perfect game over Harris allowing no runs and only one hit Monday.

The WCMS Pioneers came up with their own 5-for-4 combo Monday night at home as they scored five runs with five at-bats in the bottom of the fourth that brought the score up to 9-0 over the visiting Harris Middle School Eagles.
The Pioneers secured the game in the sixth when lead-off batter Kason Holder hit a zinger to center field for double while John Garrett batted him home with a hit to center field to clinch the game, 10-0, as Warren County run-ruled the Eagles.
“There are two things that you will not find at Pioneer Park during a middle school baseball game and they are peanuts and sawdust,” said WCMS Pioneer baseball head coach Chad Young “I am very proud of our guys tonight. They were very disciplined and aggressive against Harris. We are going to stay humble and approach every game like it’s our last. I ask for no regrets and 110 percent effort and that is what we got.”
Holder not only shined in the batter’s box, but pitched a near-perfect four innings to start the contest, giving up only one hit with nine strikeouts in facing 16 batters. Relief pitcher Omari Harris kept the drive alive as he pitched the last two innings in perfection with no hits and three strikeouts.
The Pioneers started early as Wyatt Wilson took one for the team getting hit by a pitch and gaining first base, but wasn’t content to stay there as he stole second in the bottom of the first. Braden Bottoms hit to left field and drove in Wilson for a 2-0 lead after one inning.
Warren County made it 4-0 after three innings with runs in the second and third innings as Ty Martin and Bottoms – who had stolen second base after a base hit – crossed home after some solid hits by John Garrett, Bryson Elrod and a sacrifice by Harris.
As far as Harris Middle goes, there wasn’t much going on thanks to the stout Pioneer defense and superlative pitching by Holder and Harris, who only allowed 1 hit against 22 batters.
The Pioneers played Upperman on Thursday night at home. Results were not available at press time. The next home game will be Tuesday, March 7, as Warren County plays host to Coffee County.