WEST MILTON — Even with a shifted lineup, the Milton-Union Bulldog tennis team is still dangerous, a fact they showed Wednesday in a 4-1 victory over Chaminade Julienne.
At first singles, Matt Brumbaugh won 6-3, 6-3. At second singles, Phillip Brumbaugh won 6-0, 6-1. At third singles, Kenton Dickison won 6-0, 6-2. And at first doubles, Logan Dickison and Luke Ferguson — normally the second doubles team — won a three-setter, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
CJ picked up its lone win at second doubles, defeating Trey Barnes and Miguel Cortes 6-0, 6-2.
TROY — With the Greater Western Ohio Conference tournament on Saturday, the Troy Trojans faced the league’s top team in preparation on Wednesday, falling to Springboro 5-0.
At first singles, Luke Oaks lost to Zach Berry 6-1, 6-4. At second singles, Connor Oaks lost to Kack Diehl 6-1, 6-3. At third singles, Matt Schmitt lost to Ishan Rola 6-1, 7-6 (5).
At first doubles, Matt Alexander and Ian Stutz lost a tough three-setter to Mic Ruscello and Eshan Bhatt 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. And at second doubles, Aaron Coon and Carter Hench lost to Collin Riddle and Derek Savnice 6-2, 6-1.
“Springboro has the best singles player in the area and one of the best teams,” Troy coach Mark Goldner said. “We had a good team effort but just came up short in some of the closer matches.”
Troy (14-3) hosts Centerville Friday.
Covington 10, MV 0
COVINGTON — Morgan Arbogast struck out nine and threw a one-hitter as Covington (15-5, 10-0 Cross County Conference) run-ruled Mississinawa Valley 10-0 Wednesday.
Brooke Gostomsky was 3 for 3 with two doubles, Arianna Richards was 3 for 3, Arbogast was 2 for 3 and Ashley Cecil was 3 for 3 with a double. Haley Adams added a double.
Covington travels to Newton today.
Madison 10, M-U 0
MIDDLETOWN — Milton-Union, which earned the top seed in the upcoming sectional tournament, is still looking to recapture the magic from its 11-0 start to the season, and they hit a low point on Wednesday in a 10-0 loss at Madison.
Brittany Courtright was 2 for 3 in the game as the Bulldogs scattered six hits.
“This is one of those that you’d like to forget,” Milton-Union coach Curt Schaefer said. “We need to get into tournament mode now. We got the No. 1 seed, now we need to play like one.”
Milton-Union travels to Greenville Saturday.
M-U 5, Springfield 4
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union improved to 11-13 on the season Wednesday, scoring three in the bottom of the sixth to come from behind and defeat Springfield 5-4.
Shane Staas got the win and also went 2 for 2 in the game, while Adam Gunston went 2 for 3 for the Bulldogs, who host Bellefontaine Friday.
Covington 11, MV 1
COVINGTON — Covington scored six in the bottom of the fifth inning to put an early end to an 11-1 run-rule victory over Mississinawa Valley in Cross County Conference play.
Justin Williams got the win, walking one and giving up only two hits. He was also 3 for 3 with three doubles and four RBIs, Nathan Blei was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and Austin Lefeld was 2 for 2 with an RBI.