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WCMS takes CTC championship
Run-rule victory clinches first place in regular season
Warren County Middle Schools Westen Wilson pitched all 5 innings for the Pioneers in the conference championship 10-0 win over North on Saturday.

North threatened the Pioneers in the top of the first Saturday in CTC play.
The WCMS baseball team would have none of it as Pioneer Omari Harris made a diving catch from centerfield which led to a double play retiring the Gators.
Harris’ catch sparked a beginning of excellence as he also was first at-bat, hitting for a single, and the Pioneers went on to run-rule North 10-0 after Jace Brantley hit a 3-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to end the game.
With the win, the Pioneers clinched first place in the CTC and are season champs, earning a bye in the first round of the CTC postseason tournament which begins Wednesday, May 3, at Pioneer Park.
“These boys came out to play. They gave me 110 percent today. We showed up a few hours before game time to work out and the intensity level of these guys was unreal. We were looking forward and were ready for this fight with North,” said WCMS Pioneer coach Chad Young. “We live by the motto ‘no regrets’ and the boys laid it all on the line today. The coaches and I are so proud of the team. They deserve to be season champs.”
The Pioneers finish the season at 11-1 in conference play and 15-2 overall.
The Pioneers were hitting on all cylinders right out of the gate, scoring a run in the first inning as Harris was advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Wyatt Wilson. Harris crossed the plate to make it 1-0 on a Kason Holder single to right field.
In the second inning, the Pioneers kept the intensity up as Jace Brantley reached first on a hit batter and stole second. John Garrett reached on a fielding error which also allowed Brantley to score. Wyatt Wilson hit a line drive single to right field scoring Garrett, Pioneers 3-0. 
The bats remained hot in the bottom of the 3rd inning as Ryland Holder led off with a single to right field, stole second and scored on a single to left by Ty Martin. Jace Brantley reached on an error, which also scored Martin making the score 5-0.
The fourth inning was more of the same as Wyatt Wilson led off with a single to right field followed by a single to right by Kason Holder, with both scoring on a single to left by Ryland Holder, making the score 7-0 before Brantley ended it.
Pioneer pitching was stellar as North managed only 1 hit and was held scoreless as the Pioneer defense allowed 0 runners past second base. Kason Holder started on the mound and earned the win, pitching 5 complete innings, allowing only 1 hit, 5 strikeouts, and 3 walks. Omari Harris pitched one inning in relief allowing no hits or runs.
Hit leaders for the game: Wyatt Wilson, 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, Kason Holder 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, Ryland Holder, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored, Omari Harris 1-for-4, 1 run scored, Ty Martin 1-for-3, 2 runs scored, Jace Brantley, 1-for-3 (HR), 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored.