Losing their first conference game this year, the Warren County Middle School baseball team fell to Franklin County North, 6-2, on the road Monday night.
“We did not have one of our best outings,” said WCMS coach Chad Young. “They capitalized on every mistake we made as a team. I am confident this will make us better and we will turn things around next week. I look forward to playing these guys again.”
The Pioneers (14-2, 10-1) struggled at the plate, getting only 2 runs off 5 hits. Each team scored a run in the first inning, leaving the game knotted 1-1 until the bottom of the fifth when North had a big inning scoring 4 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks, and 1 error.
In the first, Jace Brantley hit a double to left field and scored on a left-field single by Westen Wilson. WCMS would score one more time in the top of the sixth as Ryland Holder reached on a centerfield error and scored on a Wyatt Wilson double to the right-field corner.
Omari Harris took the loss for Warren County throwing for 4 innings with 3 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, and 7 strikeouts. Jace Brantley entered for middle relief, pitching .3 of an inning allowing 1 hit, 3 runs and 2 walks. Ryland Holder closed with 2.3 innings pitched with 2 hits, 1 run and 4 walks.
Hit leaders for WCMS were Ben Rivers 2-for-3, Jace Brantley 1-for-2, with 1 run scored, Westen Wilson 1-for-2, 1 RBI and Wyatt Wilson 1-for-3 and 1 RBI.
The Pioneers were scheduled to play host to Franklin North on Tuesday night, weather permitting, for a rematch.