Thanks to a six-run explosion in the third inning, the Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneer softball team improve its record to 6-1 on the season, defeating the Tullahoma Lady Wildcats on the road 9-6, in a high-scoring affair.
The win makes it three in a row for the Lady Pioneers, who previously had a three-game winning streak earlier in the season. Calyn Damon led the charge for the lady Pioneers, going 2-for-3 with a single, double and 2 RBI.
With Tullahoma leading 1-0, the Lady Pioneers struck in the top of the third with an offensive explosion.
Damon hit a single to start the inning for the Lady Pioneers that was followed by two more singles, and the Lady Pioneers were in business, with the bases loaded and only one out. After errors by the Lady Wildcats, and a double to leftfield by Madison Hollis, the Lady Pioneers had a comfortable lead, 6-1.
The Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the bottom of the inning, but that’s all the damage they did, making the score after three, 6-3. The Lady Pioneers added to the lead in the top of the fourth, courtesy of a Rhealee Johnson single, 7-3. The Lady Wildcats went down in order in the bottom of the inning, failing to cut into the Lady Pioneer lead.
The Lady Pioneers added insurance to their lead, tacking on three more runs in the top of the fifth. That was matched by three runs by the Lady Wildcats, but it wasn’t enough, as the Lady Pioneers prevailed, 9-6.
The Lady Pioneers will be back in action today as they host these same Lady Wildcats looking to exceed their longest win streak of the year. First pitch is set for 5p.m.