WCMS Warriors open their week with a pair of wins
by Andy Southard | March 8, 2018 7:59 am
The White County Middle School baseball team opened up their week with a pair of wins over South Middle School. The Warriors picked up their first win of the year, on Monday night, with a 15-3 win over South and followed it up with a 14-4 comeback win on Tuesday night.
On Monday night, the Warriors got their offense rolling with four runs in the first and three in the second to take an early 7-0 lead. In the top of the third inning, South would strike for three runs to cut the Warriors’ lead to 7-3. However, the Warriors would respond with seven runs in the bottom of the third and a single run in the bottom of the fourth to secure the 15-3 win.
Seth Green, D.J. Paul, Logan Brown, and Jacob Cowen each managed a hit to lead the Warriors. The Warriors would also burn up the base paths, stealing 11 bases during the game. Paul would get the start for the Warriors going two and a third innings giving up zero hits and three runs. Green would finish the game going the final two and two-thirds innings, giving up a hit while striking out five hitters.
On Tuesday night, the Warriors would run off with the lead late in the game in a 14-4 victory over South. The game was all tied at 4, with the Warriors hitting in the top of the fourth when Cowen took a 0-1 pitch and singled, scoring one run to give the Warriors the lead.
The Warriors would secure the victory thanks to nine runs in the fifth inning. Green, Jack Guy, Logan Brown, Jeffery Loveland, Paul, and Grant Miller contributed to the significant inning with RBIs.
South would lead the Warriors 4-3 heading into the top of the fourth inning until the Warriors bats came alive.
The Warriors finished the game with 12 hits and got multiple hits from Cowen, Guy, and Miller. Cowen led the Warriors with four hits in his four at-bats.
Guy got the start for the Warriors going two and a third innings. He gave up five hits and four runs (1 earned). He struck out three and walked two. Miller came in relief going two and two-thirds of an inning. He didn’t give up a hit and struck out two.
The Warriors will return to action, on March 8, when they travel to Cookeville to take on Prescott. That game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.