After taking a brief leads on back-to-back days, Tullahoma couldn’t hang on, losing a pair of games to Warren County this week, first falling 7-2 on the road on Monday, before dropping a 9-8 home thriller on Tuesday.
On Monday in McMinnville, Tullahoma jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. Kylee Holt drew a walk to start the game, before Emeri Saunders added a single. Both runners scored when Mallorie Stone lined a two-run single into right field.
However, that was all Tullahoma could score in the ballgame, as Warren County went on to plate seven unanswered runs. The Lady Pioneers plated a run in the bottom of the first inning, before taking the lead in the third with a pair of runs, opening up a 3-2 advantage. Warren County then scored four more runs in the bottom of the fourth, to take a commanding 7-2 lead.
Zaylan Spinner tossed all four innings for the Lady Wildcats. In four innings, she allowed seven runs, six of which were earned, on six hits and a walk, while striking out four batters.
A day later, Warren County plated the first four runs of the game, before Tullahoma attempted to mount a comeback. The Lady Wildcats cut into their deficit with three runs in the bottom of the third inning, cutting the score to 4-3.
Madison Goad drew a walk to start the bottom of the third, before Holt reached on an error. Addison Snipes then singled to load the bases. After Saunders reached on a fielder’s choice, as Goad was out at home, Stone drove in Holt with an infield single.
Spinner then reached base on an error, as Snipes scored in the next at-bat. Another error on Warren County allowed Saunders to score the final run of the inning.
Warren County followed by plating three runs in the top of the fourth inning, opening up a 7-3 advantage. However, Tullahoma plated five runs in the bottom of the fourth, taking an 8-7 advantage.
Goad reached on an error to start the fourth for Tullahoma, before Holt drew a walk. Both runners scored when Saunders reached on an error, cutting the Lady Wildcats’ deficit to 7-5.
Stone followed with an RBI single that allowed Saunders to score. Spinner followed with a single, before Ava Maloney added a two-run double to left field, evening the contest at 7.
Lacee Barbeau added an RBI single, plating Maloney and giving the Lady Wildcats their first lead of the game.
Spinner again tossed the complete game for the Lady Wildcats. In five innings, she allowed nine runs, five of which were earned, on 11 hits and a walk, while striking out two batters.
Tullahoma is next scheduled to open up a series against Harris. The Lady Wildcats are slated to travel to Shelbyville on Tuesday, before hosting Harris on Thursday. On both days, start time is scheduled for 5 p.m.