The WCMS Pioneer baseball team made it two in a row Thursday night, downing the visiting Upperman Bees, 5-3, on a chilly night on Pioneer Field.
The Pioneers were up 5-0 before the Bees finally started to show some life in the top of the sixth where they scored 2 runs before turning over the batter’s box to Warren County.
“It was a full team effort against a good Upperman team,” said Warren County Middle School head coach Chad Young. “We battled all night in a pitchers’ duel. Our pitching and defense behind the plate was dominant. Our base running and small game ball was spot on. The coaching staff is very proud of both varsity and junior varsity teams.”
A pitching battle it would become as the Pioneers scored five runs off 4 hits. Hitting doubles to drive the offense were Jace Brantley, Westen Wilson, Bryson Elrod and John Garrett.
Warren County’s Brantley, Elrod, Wyatt Wilson and Westen Wilson all scored in the fourth and Brantley added another in the fifth after gaining first base on balls, stealing second and getting driven in by Westen Wilson.
Pioneer Omari Harris was awarded the win, with 10 strikeouts, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, Westen Wilson came in for middle relief with 2 strikeouts and Warren County closed with Jace Brantley who got the save with 2 strikeouts.
Upperman changed pitchers in the fourth inning after the Pioneers had jumped up 4-0.