The Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneer softball team went on the road Tuesday night and defeated the White County Warriorettes, 8-1.
With the victory, the Lady Pioneers are now winners of five straight and improve their record to 8-1 on the season.
Samantha Jennings led the Lady Pioneers with a dominating performance at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and a triple.
Madison Hollis was flawless on the mound, going four innings, allowing no runs and striking out four Warriorette batters.
The Lady Pioneers jumped in front from the start, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning.
A triple by Makenna Mason started things for the Lady Pioneers and two batters later, Mason scored on a 2-RBI triple by Jennings, 2-0.
Jennings scored later in the inning thanks to an error by the Warriorettes and the Lady Pioneers had momentum, 3-0.
The Warriorettes didn’t cut into the Lady Pioneer lead in the bottom of the inning and neither team scored, until the Lady Pioneers came up in the top of the third.
A leadoff single by Rhealee Johnson had the Lady Pioneers in business. Johnson later scored thanks to an RBI double by Kylie Young, 4-0.
The Warriorettes still didn’t have an answer for Hollis, as she was dealing on the mound, retiring the Warriorettes in order.
The Lady Pioneers went down quickly in the top of the fourth, but the Warriorettes went down in order yet again, failing to take away any of the Lady Pioneer momentum.
The Lady Pioneers added four more runs to their lead in the top of the fifth thanks to timely hits by Jennings, Young, Taylor Swan and Shelby Roberts, 8-0.
Danika Reno entered in relief of Hollis in the bottom of the inning.
The Warriorettes managed to finally put a run on the scoreboard, but it was too late, as the Lady Pioneers prevailed, 8-1.
The Lady Pioneers were looking to keep building on their recent winning streak, when they played White County at home Thursday night. Results weren’t available at press time.