The Warren County Middle School softball team became CTC champions Saturday at Coffee County Middle School when the Lady Pioneers defeated the host Coffee County Lady Raiders, 10-2, in the championship.
The Lady Pioneers lost the first game of the championship series, 3-2, to the Lady Raiders but bounced back strongly in game two to capture the title.
The win gives the Lady Pioneers the regular season and tournament championships.
A six-run fourth inning helped the Lady Pioneers pull away from the Lady Raiders for good. Elia Atterson and Shelby Roberts led the Lady Pioneers at the plate in the final game as they both went 2-for-2 with two singles. Calyn Damon, Rhealee Johnson, Samantha Jennings, Kylie Young, Kadence Ledbetter and Sadie Simmons added a hit apiece.
Damon also got the win on the mound for the Lady Pioneers, going five innings and allowing two runs in her final game for the Lady Pioneers.
The Lady Raiders got on the board quickly in the top of the first thanks to a solo home run over the leftfield fence, 1-0.
The Lady Pioneers answered in the bottom of the inning with a run of their own courtesy of a Samantha Jennings RBI double, 1-1, after one.
Damon shut down the Lady Raiders in the top of the second and the Lady Pioneers added three more runs to the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning.
MaKenna Mason reached base on an error by the Lady Raiders to start the bottom half of the inning. Mason later scored on a Robert’s RBI single, 2-1. The Lady Pioneers added two more runs to their lead thanks to two more RBIs, 4-1.
The Lady Raiders scored a run in the top of the third off a Lady Pioneers fielder’s choice, 4-2 but went down quickly in the top of the fourth. The Lady Pioneers put the game away for good in the bottom of the inning.
The Lady Pioneers batted around, putting up six runs in the bottom of the innings thanks to timely hitting, 10-2, with the CTC championship within reach.
Damon cruised through the Lady Raider lineup in the top of the fifth as the Lady Raiders went down in order once again and the Lady Pioneers became the CTC champions, prevailing, 10-2.