STAYTON - The Warrenton Warriors picked up their first two wins of the season Tuesday afternoon, as they topped Regis 4-3 and 6-4 in a nonleague doubleheader.
Thomas McFadden led Warrenton to the Game 1 victory, as the sophomore started on the mound and pitched a solid 51/3 innings, moved to catcher and threw out two runners, and also delivered the eventual game-winning run at the plate.
McFadden's double in the top of the sixth brought in teammate Billy Kerr with the fourth run, and Kerr managed to hold off a Regis rally in the seventh, after the Rams had scored twice in the bottom of the sixth.
Regis junior Jon Lulay went 4-for-4 at the plate (all infield singles), and pitched a complete game for the Rams, allowing five hits.
Warrenton's Josh Wheatley pitched a complete-game, five-hitter in Game 2, striking out four.
Reese Johnson, Beau Torres and Kerr all had two hits apiece for the Warriors. Johnson belted a leadoff double in the top of the seventh, then scored on a double by Kerr to break a 4-4 tie.
Johnson also had a triple, while Kerr drove in three runs.
"We still made a few too many mistakes in the field and with missing signs," said Warrenton coach Lennie Wolfe, whose team committed eight errors on the day, but also turned two timely double plays. "But we were improved at the plate and once again I was very pleased with the pitching.
"McFadden had a great day," he said. "What more can you ask? He pitches five and a third, moves to catcher and throws out two runners, and drives in the game-winning run."
Warrenton (2-2) is scheduled to play a doubleheader Thursday at Dayton.