Salinas catch fly v Weddington

Tristan Salinas (Sr.) tracks down a fly ball during a game against the Weddington Warriors on March 15. Salinas had four put outs and turned a double play in the game.

BOONE — On a chilly late winter evening, the Watauga Pioneers baseball team played their first home game of the season against the Weddington Warriors, falling to the visitors 5-2, but rebounded the following afternoon with two wins in a doubleheader against the Murphy Bulldogs.

The Pioneers (8-1) squad returned home after a six game unbeaten road trip to open the season, averaging over 11 runs per game. Conversely, the Warriors (5-1) are adept at limiting scoring opportunities — only allowing more than 3 runs once this season.

Riddle bat v Weddington

Cooper Riddle (Sr.) wisely checks his swing as a low pitch results in a ball outside the strike zone.

Hodges bunt v Weddington

Jameson Hodges (Jr.) bunts the ball in a game versus Weddington on March 15.

Ray bat v Weddington

Pioneer batter Johnny Ray (So.) swings early at a ball in Wednesday's contest against the Weddington Warriors.

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