The Warren County Middle School baseball team added another notch to its bats with a big Friday night win, 5-3, over neighboring DeKalb County.
The Pioneers struck early with a run by Kason Holder who singled to left field and made it home after a hit to left field by Westen Wilson, 1-0.
The Tigers surged back in the second scoring 2 runs off 0 hits as two runners advanced getting hit by pitches and then a sacrifice allowed 2 runs to score.
Pioneer John Garrett started the game for the Pioneers allowing 2 runs on 0 hits. Braden Bottoms took the mound for mid-relief pitching 3 innings with 7 strikeouts, 0 hits and 1 run, while Omari Harris came in for relief and pitched the seventh, giving up 0 runs and 0 hits.
The Pioneers took advantage of DeKalb County’s miscues in the bottom of the sixth, scoring 3 runs to cement the win. The Tigers allowed base runners on 3 errors and one HBP.
Hit leaders for the game were Westen Wilson (2 for 4 with 2 RBIs), Ryland Holder (2 for 4 with 1 RBI), Kason Holder (1 for 4) and John Garrett (1 for 3).
With the win, the Pioneers move to 9-1 and stay at 5-0 in the conference.
Next up for the Pioneers is a home game against Whitworth-Buchanan JV action. Game time is 6 p.m. The Pioneer varsity team will play Stewart’s Creek this Saturday, April 8, with game time being 11 a.m.