Lady Cavs rally for NWCC win

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SIDNEY — Lehman trailed 7-2 after Ridgemont scored four times in the top of the fifth. But in the bottom of the inning, the Lady Cavs exploded for seven runs to take the lead for good and post an 11-7 victory over Ridgemont in Northwest Central Conference play at Lehman.

The win puts the Lady Cavs at 4-1 on the season.

Brogan McIver’s bat stayed hot as she had three more hits for the Lady Cavs. Grace Monnin had a single and a home run and Carly Edwards had two singles.

Lady Buccs

win in romp

ANSONIA — The Covington softball team improved its record to 7-1 on the season and 2-0 in CCC play with a 13-1 victory over Ansonia in five innings on Tuesday.

And the way the Lady Buccs dominated was pleasing to coach Dean Denlinger.

“We’ve never beaten them (Ansonia) like this on their home field, ever,” said Denlinger. “They have a very nice program over there and are much better than the score today. We just played that good.”

Covington hit the cover off the ball, pounding out 14 hits while scoring six runs in the first, five in the second and two more in the fourth.

Meanwhile, senior Brooke Gostomsky was in command in the circle as she struck out a season-high 10 batters in going the distance.

The fast start by Covington was due to a towering three-run home run by junior Lexie Long – her second homer in consecutive games.

She also doubled in the contest.

Also connecting on a big hit in the contest was freshman Makenna Gostomsky, who wrapped a two-run double in the first inning after Long went yard. The younger Gostomsky (Brooke’s sister) went 2-for-2 on the night.

The Lady Buccs have suffered from injuries early in the season, but received a big lift on Tuesday from the return of sophomore Emma Dammeyer. In her first action of the season, Dammeyer wrapped a double in her only at bat.

Recording two hits on the night were Long, Justice Warner, Kara Schaffer, Sarah Hubbard and Emma Gostomsky.

Lady Vikings

roll to victory

CASSTOWN — Miami East jumped out to an early lead on Tri-Village and captured a 12-3 victory on Tuesday.

With eight runs in the first three innings, Miami East left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

An error, an RBI single by Kati Runner, and a two-run double by Allie Shore during the first inning fueled Miami East’s offense early.

Miami East was led by Meagan Caudill’s hitting. Caudill went 4-for-55, drove in one and scored two runs. She doubled in the third inning and singled in the first, second, and fifth innings.

Megan Pettit got the win for Miami East. She allowed three runs over 3 and two-third innings. She struck out three, walked nine and surrendered two hits.

Miami East tacked on another four runs in the third. Pettit’s double got things going, scoring Ashley Covault.

Miami East added three more runs in the top of the sixth. A error scored Emily Hawkins to get Miami East on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Runner’s single, bringing home Alyssa Francis.

Russia falls

to Cardinals

RUSSIA — New Bremen plated five runs in the top of the fifth to erase a 1-0 deficit and hand the Russia Lady Raiders a 5-1 setback in non-league softball action Tuesday.

The loss left Russia at 3-2 on the year. Bremen is now 2-3.

Russia scored its run in the bottom of the first on a solo home run by Maria Herron. But that was all the Lady Raiders could manage.

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