Thanks to a three-run fourth inning, the Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneer softball team won its fourth straight game Wednesday night, defeating the visiting Tullahoma Lady Wildcats, 3-2.
With the win, the Lady Pioneers improve to 7-1 on the season.
Elia Atterson propelled the Lady Pioneers to victory with an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the fourth. Atterson led the Lady Pioneers at the plate, going 2-for-3, including the game-winning RBI.
Rhealee Johnson had a strong showing on the mound, earning the win. Johnson allowed two runs, with five strikeouts in five innings pitched. Both teams had runners on base in the first two innings, but didn’t manage to get any runs across.
The visiting Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the top of the third, scoring the first runs of the game, 2-0. The Lady Pioneers didn’t have an answer as they kept leaving runners stranded on base to keep the score 2-0 after three.
Johnson was in a groove on the mound, settling down after giving up two early runs. She sat down the Lady Wildcats in order to start the fourth.
The Lady Pioneers capitalized in the bottom of the inning with three runs. Madison Hollis got the bottom of the inning going by hitting a single to centerfield.
Following a walk and a strikeout by the Lady Wildcats, the Lady Pioneers had two on base with only one out, and Sadie Simmons came up to bat, hitting a RBI single, to finally put the Lady Pioneers on the board late in the game, 2-1. A few batters later, Shelby Roberts hit a RBI single to leftfield, 2-2, with Atterson coming to the plate.
Atterson came up clutch, hitting an RBI single, which ended up being the game winner, after the Lady Wildcats didn’t score in the top of the fifth, to give the Lady Pioneers the victory, 3-2, in a comeback effort.
The Lady Pioneers will be back on the diamond Tuesday when they take on the White County Warriorettes on the road, looking to improve on their 7-1 record.