MINSTER – In what was a big test for Covington, the Lady Buccs overcame a 2-0 deficit by breaking through in the fifth and sixth innings en route to a 6-3 win over Minster on Monday.
Minster had things going its way through four innings as it held a 2-0 lead after a home run in the bottom of the fourth by Hannah Oldiges. Covington hit the ball well through the first four innings, but it seemed every hit went right to a Minster defender.
That changed in the sixth as the Lady Buccs broke through with three runs in the inning – two coming on a two-run triple by Karyanne Turner after Mara Newhouse drove in a run on a fielder’s choice.
The Lady Buccs followed with three more runs in the sixth on a two-run triple by Meg Rogers and an RBI double by Newhouse after Reagan Lemp led off the inning with a double.
Minster scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, but the Lady Buccs were able to record the outs needed to preserve the win.
Covington had seven players contribute to the ten hits recorded in the contest. Mara Newhouse and Reagan Lemp at two hits each and both doubled once. Erika Gostomsky singled twice, while Karyanne Turner and Meg Rogers both recorded triples. Maggie Anderson and Jayda McClure singled as well.
Meg Rogers put together a stellar performance in the circle as she allowed just four hits and three walks, while striking out 15 batters. The defense behind her was outstanding as the Lady Buccs played error-free ball in the field.
Covington improves to 4-0 with the victory and travels to Northridge tomorrow (Tuesday).