COVINGTON — The Covington softball team swept a doubbleheader with Indian Lake by scores of 9-2 and 14-10.
“It’s always good to win, but what I’m most proud of the girls for is how they responded to this weather,” said Covington coach Dean Denlinger. “I’m telling you, it was tough out there. It was cold, windy, just miserable weather to play in – but the effort of the girls never wavered.”
In the opening game, Covington pounded out eight hits with two hits each coming from Arianna Richards, Sarah Hubbard and Allison Babylon (before she was injured).
Warner had the home run and Megan Alexander also had a hit, while Brooke Gvstomnsky picked up the win in the circle and Kara Schaffer recorded the save.
Schaffer got the win in the second game while Brooke Gostomsky picked up the save.
Lexie Long was 2-for-2 with a three-run homer, while Justice Warner, Brooke Gostomsky and Kara Schaffer all went 2-for-3 with a double apiece. Even though she was injured, Allison Babylon was able to limp her way to a 2-for-3 day at the plate, while Sarah Hubbard had a base hit.
The two wins move the Lady Buccs’ record to 6-1 on the young season as they look for improved health (and weather) on Monday at Minster.
Trying to bounce back from a 25-0 loss to West Liberty-Salem Friday, Miami East lost a doubleheader to Tecumseh by scores of 11-1 and 10-0.
Alyssa Francis had two hits in the first game for East and Megan Caudill had a RBI double.
RUSSIA – Ashlee Voisard capped off Versailles’ comeback win with a grand slam in the seventh inning as the Tigers beat Russia 10-5.
Russia took a 4-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the first and three more in the third. Versailles tied the game with four runs in the fourth, but Russia regained the lead with a run in the fifth. Versailles tied the game once more in the sixth and scored five runs in the seventh, including four on Voisard’s grand slam, to win by five.
Versailles had 14 hits and two errors in the game. Russia had six hits and three errors.
Danielle Poor was 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs, a run scored and also was hit by a pitch. Kami McEldowney went 3-for-5 with a triple, a RBI and two runs scored. Aimee Powell was 2-for-5 with a double, a RBI and a run scored.
Brynna Blakeley was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base.
Lauren Heitkamp pitched six innings for Versailles, allowing five runs on six hits, one walk and four strikeouts. Voisard pitched a 1-2-3 inning in relief, striking out one.
Russia got three hits from Maria Herron, and a three-run homer from Lauren Monnin.
Versailles improved to 2-3 with the win.
On Friday,the Versailles softball team held off a late rally by Bradford to defeat the Railroaders 10-9 on Friday.
Sarah Gigandet led the Versailles offense by going 2-for-3 with a grand slam, a walk, four RBIs and two runs scored. Hailey McEldowney was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a RBI and a run scored. Kami McEldowney was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Brynna Blakeley went 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
For Bradford Olivia Hart was 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Amanda Brewer went 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks, a RBI and two runs scored. Bailey Wysong went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Powell pitched the complete game for Versailles to earn the win, allowing eight earned runs and one unearned run on 10 hits, four walks and six strikeouts.
For Bradford Smith pitched three innings and allowed six earned runs on seven hits, no walks, two hit batters and two strikeouts. Rosengarden pitched four innings and allowed one earned run and three unearned runs on four hits, four walks and two strikeouts.