By: Drew Harris

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(Cleveland) Almost half the Warrior baseball games so far this season have been decided by two runs or less. Unfortunately, they found themselves on the short end again of a close contest against Madison County on Monday night. The Red Raiders edged White County by a 2-1 score. The loss dropped the Warriors to 1-4 in region 8-AAAA.

The Warriors got another good outing from their pitching staff. Trey Cantrell started and gave up just two runs in three innings, but kept White County in the game by pitching out of trouble with minimal damage. Aaron Bennett then continued his good work by pitching three scoreless innings before Joel Pritchett came on to pitch a scoreless 7th inning.

The Red Raiders got single runs in the 1st and 2nd inning, but it proved to be all they would need. The Warriors got their run in the bottom of the 5th inning on a Tray Gearin RBI single that scored Trey Allen. Allen led the Warriors with two hits and also turned in a dazzling defensive play behind the 2nd base bag. Madison County pitcher Trent Azevedo went the distance to earn the win.

White County will look to even things up against Madison County on Wednesday in Danielsville.