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WCMS softball splits doubleheader
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The Lady Pioneers saw their winning streak snapped on the same night where it reached five games.

The Warren County Middle School softball team split its doubleheader with visiting White County, winning the first game 8-1 before falling 10-9 in the final at-bat in game two.

Warren County (15-3) only had three hits in its victory, but took advantage of four errors and four walks to put the game away.

All of the Lady Pioneer hits came in the second inning, when Warren County went ahead 3-1. Cadi Todd gave the Lady Pioneers the lead, flaring a two-run single over third base to score Gracie Randolph and Dallis Melton.

Warren County plated two more runs in the third, getting an RBI groundout from Callie Roberts before Alyssa Mosley scored on an error.

A throwing error on a bunt allowed Jessie Young and Bella Bain to score in the fourth. Roberts plated the final run, using a squeeze bunt to bring in Mosley.

Kora Forbes didn’t need much support to pick up the victory. After allowing a double and RBI single to the first two batters, Forbes allowed just three hits the rest of the way. She struck out five in the win.

The Lady Pioneers looked poised to sweep the doubleheader after scoring six runs in the fourth to lead 8-5 in the second game, but White County struck back late.

Melton ignited the fourth-inning rally with a blast to centerfield. The triple allowed Forbes and Randolph to score, drawing Warren County within one at 5-4.

Young knotted the score with a single, allowing Melton to score with ease. Bella Bain followed with a two-run single before an error made it 8-5 in favor of the Lady Pioneers.

The lead was short-lived. White County rallied back in the bottom of the fourth, using a three-run single to go ahead 9-8.

The Lady Pioneers tied the game in the fifth with Brooklyn Cope laying down a squeeze bunt to bring in Ky Damon before White County put the game away with a run-scoring single.

Forbes led the offense with two hits in the second game. Young, Bain, Roberts, Randolph and Melton had one hit each.