Coming back from a 2-1 deficit after three innings, a big rally by Warren County Middle School’s Lady Pioneers in the bottom of the fourth cemented a 5-2 victory over the Lady Wildcats of Tullahoma in round one of the CTC Tournament Friday night at WCHS.
“One down and tomorrow’s going to be a long day,” said WCMS coach Marc Pyburn. “We’ve got to hit the ball better than we hit the ball today. Defensively, we pitched well but we have to clean things up to win it. We have to play cleaner than we did today.”
In the bottom of the fourth, the Lady Pioneers came alive, as lead-off batter Sadie Simmons doubled to get things going. Kaydee Rains then singled off a bunt and Danica Reno doubled off an error by the Lady Wildcat centerfielder, scoring Simmons and Rains, 3-2.
A single by Halo Armstrong – after battling a 3-2 pitch with four foul balls -- scored courtesy runner Kadence Ledbetter, 4-2, followed by courtesy runner Cadi Beth Todd scoring off a passed ball, 5-2, for the final run.
Simmons opened the game in the circle, throwing for 2.2 innings. Johnson got the save, pitching as closer.
Lady Pioneer results from Saturday were not available at press time.