By Robbin Kiser
April 9, 2014
SIDNEY — The Lehman tennis team swept the doubles matches, but lost 3-2 to Tippecanoe Tuesday.
At first doubles, Lehman’s Noah Dunn and Josh West defeated Joe Keller and Eric Staley 6-2, 6-2. At second doubles, Kevin McElroy and Peter Comer defeated Joey Flora and Michael Gross 6-3, 6-0.
At first singles, Tippecanoe’s Michael Keller defeated Sam Dunn 6-2, 6-1. At second singles, Jacob Belcher defeated Mitchell Shroyer 6-1, 6-0. At third singles, Phillip Bullard defeated Thomas Covault 6-3, 6-0.
Buccs get win
NEW MADISON —When you haven’t been on the baseball field in six days, you will almost do anything to play.
That’s the situation Covington found itself in on Tuesday as it decided to turn a schedule home game against Tri-Village into a road contest just to get the game in.
“We just need to play,” said Covington coach Mitch Hirsch. “We haven’t been outside since last Wednesday and we wanted to do everything humanly possible to get this game in.
“Our field still isn’t ready, so we went over (to New Madison).”
And the fact that Covington hadn’t been able to practice outside showed in the first couple of innings as Tri-Village took advantage of Buccaneer miscues in the field to forge a 4-0 lead.
But, Covington rallied for a 7-5 win.
The fact that Covington was still in the game after two innings is a credit to the pitching of senior Justin Williams, who went the distance on the mound.
“Justin threw really well considering how bad we played defensively behind him,” said Hirsch. “Three of their runs were unearned.”
Covington tallied six hits in the contest with Austin Lefeld recorded three of those in four at bats. The junior also drove in two runs.
Justin Williams helped out his own cause at the plate as he wrapped a two-run double.
The win evens Covington’s record at 2-2 and moves the Buccs to 1-0 in the CCC.
Newton edges East
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Indians (3-0, 2-0 Cross County Conference) took advantage of every chance rival Miami East gave them Tuesday, particularly in the top of the seventh when they scored three runs to grab a 5-2 CCC victory at Newton.
The game was originally scheduled to be played at Miami East, but weather and lingering field conditions forced the teams to switch sites — even though Miami East (2-2, 0-1) remained the home team officially.
Laura Burden was 2- for-3 with a double and a triple for Newton — which scored its six runs on only four hits, capitalizing on numerous free passes.
Kris Bigelow hit a home for the Vikings and Taylor Miller was 2-for-3, but Miami East simply couldn’t find holes in the Newton defense.
Erin Hixon got the win for the Indians without striking out a single batter.
“We put the ball in play. They just made plays,” Kadel said.
Buccs handle TV
COVINGTON — Covington opened up Cross County Conference play on Tuesday with an impressive 12-2 run-rule victory over Tri-Village in five innings.
The win also improves the Lady Buccsí overall record to 4-1 with another huge league game slated for Thursday at Ansonia.
The game was a defensive battle as neither team could score until Covington broke the game open with eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Jessica Dammeyer led Covington off with a single followed by hits from Haley Adams and Morgan Arbogast to load the bases with no outs.
Morgan McReynolds then connected on a two-run double to break the scoreless game.
From there the Lady Buccs batted through the lineup and a Jessica Dammeyer two-run home run capped the eight-run inning.
Covington followed by putting the game away in the bottom of the fifth as Morgan McReynolds started things off with a home run and shortly thereafter Dammeyer connected on a walk-off base hit to center.
For Covington, it recorded 15 hits on the day with Dammeyer going 3-4 with a home run and three RBI. Haley Adams was 2-2 with an RBI and Morgan McReynolds was 2-3 with a home run and two RBI.
Arianna Richards went 2-2 with two RBI, Brooke Gostomsky was 2-3 with an RBI and Kara Schaffer has a pair of hits with an RBI.
Also recording hits for Covington were Morgan Arbogast and Lexi Long. Arbogast’s hit was a two-run single.
Arbogast also went the distance for Covington in the circle as she picked up her fourth win.
in as many outings.
She allowed just one hit, stuck out seven and walked three.