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District Champs:WC defeats Northwest Rankin 2-1 to be named as district champs



WC baseball team: Photo by Keith Phillips

Warren Central High School baseball team is the Region 6-6A district champions after defeating Northwest Rankin 2-1 on Wednesday night.

“I’m very proud of the team and for this program because they believed in each other all the way,” WC head coach Randy Broome said.

The Vikings grabbed some early hits from Blake Channell, Kylan Landers, and Connor Watkins but the score remained tied at zero until the third inning. T. Davidson would get the RBI for the Cougars which gave them their lone run to take a 1-0 lead over WC.

Defense played a heavy role in the big game but Maddox Lynch and Landers both picked up some late hits as WC continued to struggle to get on the board late in the game.

Still down 1-0 in the seventh, Connor Watkins didn’t allow NWR to get any hits or runs which gave the Vikings a fighting chance as they went up to bat.

Charlie Appleton would get a single followed by a sacrifice bunt from Ismael Trujillo that put Ryan Nelson at the second base. Channell would be next to earn a hit as things began to look promising for WC especially after Landers was intentionally walked.

Seth Sterling stepped up and made a big play next as he singled which led to Nelson getting the run to tie the game at one.

A mistake made by NWR would lead to Channell scoring off a passed ball to give the Vikings the big win.

Landers and Channell both went 2 for 2 while Lynch was 2 for 3. Watkins, Appleton, and Sterling all had a hit and Landers struck out three batters in the win.

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WC senior baseball players

WC will face Terry on Friday but tonight they can celebrate as district champs.

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WC baseball team: Photo by Keith Phillips

“We get to celebrate tonight but it’s back to work tomorrow and district champions is always something that we’re after but there are some more goals out there that we will like to accomplish as well,” Broome said.

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