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WCMS softball eliminated by Siegel Middle
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Coach Joe Damon talks to the Lady Pioneers after their season-ending loss to Siegel on Tuesday. Damon has helped lead the team to a successful season, going 14-9. - photo by Taylor Moore

The WCMS Lady Pioneer softball team got knocked out of the TMSAA sectionals after falling to Siegel Middle 5-3 on Tuesday. 

Third baseman Kyaira Sharpe led Warren County with 2 hits off 3 at-bats and Makenzie Hullett dominated the bases with 2 runs.

WC let one run slide in the first inning, but their defense picked up with Sharpe catching a fly out in foul territory and pitcher Nevaeh Duggin making a play at first. Duggin followed this up pitching 2 strikeouts in the second inning.

Unfortunately, Siegel made contact a few times at the plate in the third to score 3 runs, putting them up 4-0. WC responded in the bottom of the inning with a run. Hullett walked, but she advanced to third on a single by Sharpe. Ruby Denning then hit a fly ball to first base where the defender dropped the ball, allowing Hullett to score a run.

WC’s defense came back in the fourth with a line drive catch by Duggin and two catches in a row by shortstop Alexia Ross. Despite Siegel scoring another run in the fifth, Hullett scored for the Lady Pioneers as well off another hit by Sharpe.

After the fifth inning, WC kept Siegel from scoring with the outfield enjoying some pop flies with Aubrey Oleksik and Lola Wells making a play each in the sixth. 

Warren continued in the seventh with another lineout by Ross and a pop out in foul territory by catcher Maddox Adams. 

The Lady Pioneers were down 5-2 in the final inning. Oleksik started the inning off with a triple on a line drive to centerfield. With Hullett up to bat, Oleksik scored on an error, giving the Lady Pioneers hope, but Siegel’s defense was also strong with 2 catches to end the game.

The WCMS Lady Pioneers end their strong season going 14-9.