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The Warren County Middle School baseball team is going through a drought at the plate and coach David Martin is ready to go back to the drawing board.The Pioneers were shut out Monday night at home against White County 4-0, dropping the team’s overall record to 2-4 this season.Coach Martin is still looking for his team to step up with runners on base, which has been a big problem during the team’s recent three-game losing streak.“We have to get back to work and get the problems fixed at the plate,” said Martin. “We’re still looking for that guy who is going to come through with clutch hits when we have guys on base.”The Pioneers failed to score for the second time this season in their first home loss.Warren County managed only three hits, two of which came in the fourth inning when the Pioneers nearly mounted a comeback.Trailing 3-0, A.D. Majors led off the fourth inning with a single. Reed Garrison followed with a single of his own, putting two Pioneers on with no outs.After two outs slowed the momentum, Dustin Hale came up with a chance to put the Pioneers on the board.Hale hit a hot shot down the third-base line, but the ball was snagged on a short hop and Majors was forced out at third for the final out.It would be as close as the Pioneers would get as the team went down in order in the fifth as the teams played a five-inning game.Dylan Tubb pitched a complete game in the loss.