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Security Federal Athlete of the Week: March 20-26

Partnering with Security Federal, the Warren County Sports Authority will honor a standout local athlete each week. The WCSA and the Friendliest Bank in Town love seeing great athletic achievement and there are plenty to pick from every week in Warren County. From winter to summer, spring to fall, and on courts, fields, diamonds, dance floors and anywhere else an athlete can succeed, Security Federal and the Sports Authority are going to be on the lookout for the best of the best!

Lady Pioneer P/1B Kora Forbes

In a program that rarely rebuilds, sophomore Kora Forbes is another example of a Lady Pioneer who is always ready to keep WCHS softball reloading. Forbes has already made a huge impact while starting at first base and serving as the team's No. 2 pitcher in the rotation.

Last week was full of firsts for the youngster. Forbes had her first varsity win, first varsity hit and first varsity homer -- and they all came in a three-day stretch where she helped Warren County win three of its five games in the Southern Warrior Classic held in Murfreesboro.

Forbes broke the ice at the plate in the team's first game last Thursday, going 2-for-3 as Warren County beat the Bloomington Lady Saints from Illinois 7-1. In the night cap, coach Gooby Martin gave Forbes her first varsity start in the circle and she delivered. Forbes threw a three-hitter as Warren County topped White House 9-1 -- a victory that doubled as Martin's 100th career win as WCHS softball coach.

She never seemed to slow down throughout the weekend, emerging as one of the team's top two-way players along the way. Forbes put the final touches on a great weekend Saturday, pitching the Lady Pioneers to a victory over Castle (Indiana) while blasting off as well.

Forbes was one of four Lady Pioneers to go yard in the tournament, yet was the only one who was making the circle around the bases for the first time. Her first career longball was a no-doubter to deep center, earning her a big ovation from her teammates and a new souvenir for her trophy case.

She went on to pitch the team to a 7-5 victory, leaving her 2-0 as a starter this season. She currently boasts an ERA of 1.17 with three strikeouts and no walks over 12 innings.

Forbes also went 8-for-14 (including three doubles) in the tournament while emerging in a tie for the team lead with seven RBIs. Her .471 average this season is currently tops of the team for players with five or more at-bats.

Forbes and the Lady Pioneers have picked up an extra game in the Southern Warrior Classic on Tuesday. Warren County will make one final trip to Murfreesboro to take on Mt. Juliet at 4 p.m. The Lady Pioneers will follow it up by starting District 6-4A play at Franklin County Thursday night.

Make sure to subscribe to the WCSA website and follow our social media pages for the latest updates on the Lady Pioneer softball team.

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