APRIL 14, 2016 - CASSTOWN
Covington made the trek to Casstown on Thursday for a long-awaiting rivalry battle with Miami East and came away with a 13-1 victory in six innings.
"It's a nice win, but we still have work to do," said Covington coach Dean Denlinger. "It's details we need to work on."
Covington opened up the game with three runs in the top of the first, two coming off of Miami East errors with two outs.
The Lady Buccs scored a run in the top of the third on a towering home run by Lexie Long as the ball flew over parked cars and landed in the parking lot in dead center field.
"That was a shot," said Denlinger.
Miami East scored its only run in the bottom of the fourth, but Covington put the game away with three runs in the fifth and six more in the top of the sixth inning.
In all, Covington wrapped 13 base hits in the contest and didn't commit a single error. Miami East had six hits and three errors.
"We hit the ball pretty well tonight," Denlinger said. "Their left-handed pitcher gave us a different look than what we've seen and the girls did a nice job of adjusting at the plate. They brought in a little slower pitcher and we adjusted to that as well. Not a bad night at the plate at all."
Brooke Gostomsky went the distance for Covington in picking up the win. She struck out five and walked two.
Megan Pettit was tagged with the loss for Miami East.
For Covington, Kara Schaffer went 3-for-3 with a double; Lexie Long went 2-for-4 with home run; Brooke Gostomsky went 2-for-4 with a double and Justice Warner went 2-for-4.
Also recording hits for Covington were Arianna Richards, Sarah Hubbard, Ashley Cecil, Emma Dammeyer and a double by Allison Babylon.
Covington moves to 10-1 on the season and 4-0 in the CCC and hosts National Trail tomorrow night while Miami East drops to 3-6 overall and 3-2 in the CCC. The Vikings travel to Versailles tomorrow.
SCORE BY INNINGS:
Covington - 3 0 1 0 3 6 X - 13 - 13 - 0
Miami East - 0 0 0 1 0 0 X - 1 - 6 - 3