|MARCH 8, 2013 - NEW PARIS
After Tuesday's impressive victory over rival Newton, there was no letdown in focus for the Covington Lady Buccs as they run-ruled National Trail 16-0 in five innings.
"The girls seem to be enjoying the game," said Covington coach Dean Denlinger after his team improved to 23-0 overall and 11-0 in the CCC. "We have a good team atmosphere in the dugout. The girls are focused."
Which was needed as the game was delayed nearly 90 minutes due to inclement weather.
"We were worried were weren't going to get the game in," Denlinger explained. "We definitely didn't want to have to make anther trip over there. That's a long bus ride."
The bus ride was longer than the game as Covington scored in each of the five innings, while pitchers Casey Yingst and freshman Brooke Gostomsky made short work of National Trail batters in combining for a no-hitter. The duo combined to strike out 11 batters and didn't surrender a single walk.
Covington scored six runs in the first to set the tome and never looked back en route to recording 20 base hits in the contest.
"We're hitting the ball well," said Denlinger. "We hit everything on a line and found gaps everywhere."
Jessie Shilt, Casey Yingtst and Brittanie Flora all had three hits with Shilt, Yingst and Connor Schaffer recording doubles.
Morgan McReynolds and Haley Adams both tripled, while Cassidy Cain has a pair of base hits.
Jessica Dammeyer and Arianna Richards each singled.
Covington looks to keep the momentum rolling tomorrow as it travels to Troy.
SCORING BY INNINGS:
Covington ……… 6 .. 3 .. 1 .. 3 .. 3 - 16 - 20 - 0
National Trail ….. 0 .. 0 .. 0 .. 0 .. 0 - 0 - 0 - 2