Taking a rematch road trip Tuesday to White County, the WCMS Pioneers brought their A-game and for the second time in two days defeated the Warriors, 7-1, ensuring their undefeated record in the conference stayed unblemished.
Warren County (14-1, 10-0) started early with 4 runs in the first inning, while Braden Bottoms worked containment from the mound for the win, pitching 3.3 innings, garnering 3 strikeouts, allowing 1 run and 6 walks.
Jace Brantley and Omari Harris combined for relief, allowing 0 runs, 2 strikeouts and 4 walks. The Pioneer pitching staff combined for a no-hitter.
The Pioneer bats heated up from first pitch as Kason Holder led off the game with a single to right, followed by a double to left by Brantley scoring Holder. Westen Wilson drew a walk to first and Brantley and Westen Wilson both scored on passed balls.
Ryland Holder continued the rally with a single to left followed by a line drive to center by Wyatt Wilson to score Holder. After the first inning, the Pioneers had a 4-0 lead over White County. Although the Pioneer pitching staff allowed 10 base runners on walks and hit batsman, White County was held to only one run in the fourth.
The Pioneers converted 9 hits into 7 runs.
Hit leaders for the Pioneers were Wyatt Wilson 2 for 3, 2 RBIs, 1 run scored, Ryland Holder 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, Westen Wilson 1 for 3, 2 runs scored, Kason Holder 2 for 4, 1 run scored, Jace Brantley 1 for 4, 1 run scored and Ben Rivers 1 for 2, 1 RBI.
The Pioneers travel to Franklin North on Monday. Game time is 5 p.m.