APRIL 9, 2021 - DAYTON
The busy schedule for the Covington continued on Friday with its fourth game in five days as the Lady Buccs traveled up Interstate 75 to take on Northridge, a future Three Rivers Conference opponent.
And the young Lady Buccs took care of business with a convincing 19-6 victory over the Polar Bears as freshman Karyanne Turner captured her first career win in the circle in place of Meg Rogers, who was awarded a much-deserved break.
Turner threw very well in her first varsity outing in the circle. She allowed just seven hits and struck out three batters. She also helped out her own cause at the plate by going 3-for-4, driving in three runs and scoring twice.
The Lady Buccs assisted Turner at the defensive end by recording two 4-6-3 double plays in the game. Plus, senior right fielder Rai’Shell Reed gunned down a runner at first from right on a hard hit ball in her direction.
Allie Garman continued to show her senior leadership by connecting on two hits on three at bats and scoring three runs. She also showcased her impressive speed by stealing two bases.
Nigella Reck had a monster game by going 4-for-4 with a double and six RBI, while Reaghan Lemp and Mara Newhouse both doubled in the contest.
Also, Meg Rogers enjoyed her evening while resting her potent throwing arm by going 2-for-4 at the plate.
The win improves Covington’s record to 7-2, an extremely impressive mark considering the youth on the team and a lost season of a year ago.
The Lady Buccs look to continue their progression of drastic improvement tomorrow at Russia. The game has been moved up to 10am due to what is expected to be poor weather in the afternoon.