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Youth baseball, softball starts
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Diamonds were the talk of the town Monday. Not the ones bought at Jared’s, but the baseball and softball diamonds at McMinnville Civic Center filled with kids as youth baseball and softball started.The Warren County Youth Baseball and Softball association started its league action Monday night, ending a month-long wait for teams which have been practicing since the last week of March.Three leagues were in action opening night as the 9-10-year-old girls junior league, 9-10 boys junior league and 11-12 boys senior league held two games apiece.Savannah Cox threw out the first pitch in the girls junior league as she pitched for TT&G Gas. Ashton Whiles outdueled Cox, pitching five innings and striking out 11 as she led Roger’s Service Group to a 11-5 victory.Whiles, Kensley Whitaker and Kadie Rains each had RBI hits for Roger’s Service Group.Hallie Jo Pennington had the lone hit for TT&G as the teams combined for 16 runs on 17 free passes.In the nightcap, Sonic defeated Ben Lomand Connect 8-6.MaKenna Mason earned the victory for Sonic, pitching two innings before Marah Wanamaker worked the final three innings.Shonacye Rutledge had a triple for Sonic, while Taylor Pegg added a two-run double.