After a week layoff, the Warren County Middle School baseball team extended its winning streak to seven games Monday night by defeating the Tullahoma Wildcats on the road 4-2.
Thanks to a three-run sixth inning, the Pioneers, were able to pull away from the host Wildcats and keep their undefeated season alive.
Omari Harris had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI. Braden Bottoms chipped in a 2-for-3 day with a single, double and two runs scored.
On the mound for the Pioneers, Jack Keele picked up another win, going seven innings and striking out eight Wildcats.
The Pioneers got on the board first in the top of the fourth.
A line drive to left field by Bottoms put a runner in scoring position for Keele with two outs in the inning. Keele hit an RBI single to score Bottoms and the Pioneers led it, 1-0. The Wildcats continued to struggle at the plate in the bottom of the inning, thanks to Keele’s dominant performance on the mound. The score remained 1-0 after four.
The Pioneers had runners on base with two outs in the top of the fifth, but didn’t get anyone across the plate to score. The Wildcats went down in order, in the bottom of the inning, failing to cut into the lead, and the Pioneers increased their lead in the top of the sixth.
The Pioneers scored their first of their three runs in the inning, thanks to an error by the Wildcats. That was followed by another error by the Wildcats to score Keele that was followed by an RBI sacrifice bunt by Harris to increase the Pioneer lead, 4-0.
The Wildcats were shut down by Keele in the bottom of the sixth, continuing their trend on the night. After the Pioneers went down in order in the top of the seventh, the Wildcats finally got on the board in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs, but it wasn’t enough, and the Pioneers won on the road, 4-2.
The Pioneers were back at home Tuesday night, trying to stretch their winning streak to eight. Results of the game weren’t available at press time.