By Josh Brown
CENTERVILLE — The Covington softball team had to rally early Wednesday after Centerville jumped out to a three-run lead after two innings.
The Elks were forced to plate a run in the seventh inning to stay alive.
In the end, though, Covington’s Emma Dammeyer hit an RBI sac fly in the top of the eighth inning and the Buccaneer defense was able to seal it from there, preserving a 7-6 victory in extras to keep Covington undefeated at 4-0 heading into Thursday’s big Cross County Conference matchup against Newton.
With the score tied 6-6 after seven innings, Justice Warner led off the eighth with a double and moved to third on a bunt by Lexie Long. Dammeyer then flew out to center, allowing Warner to score the eventual game-winning run.
Dammeyer also got the win on the mound in relief of Long, who pitched 3 2-3 innings. Warner finished with four hits in the game and Long and Dammeyer had two apiece as Covington outhit Centerville 13-8.
Miami East 3
SIDNEY — Winless Miami East stayed with Lehman through three innings Wednesday, but the Cavaliers scored three in the fourth and five in the fifth to put away a 13-3 victory over the Vikings.
Sophie Jacomet and Allie Shore each had an RBI for the Vikings, who equaled Lehman’s four hits in the game — but committed four errors on defense and issued seven walks to Cavalier hitters. Grace Monnin was 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs to lead Lehman.
Preble Shawnee 3,
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union dropped its second matchup in a row against Preble Shawnee Wednesday in Southwestern Buckeye League play, falling 3-2 — the same score the Arrows won by in the series opener on Monday.
Olivia Brown took the loss on the mound, with Taylor Jacobs finishing the game in relief. Milton-Union (1-3, 0-2 SWBL Buckeye) took a 2-1 lead after three innings, but the Arrows (2-2, 2-2 SWBL Buckeye) scored two in the top of the fourth and held on from there.
“We’re just not hitting the ball well right now,” Milton-Union coach Curt Schaefer said. “Hopefully we can come out of it soon.”
Miss. Valley 3
UNION CITY — The Covington baseball team plated seven runs in the top of the fifth Wednesday against Mississinawa Valley, putting away its first victory of the season in a 10-3 win.
Buccaneer starter Tristin Sowers went 5 1-3 innings to get the win on the mound, striking out seven and walking four, with Kenny Atkinson finishing off the game.
Ty Freeman had two of the Buccs’ five hits in the game, including a two-run single in the big fifth inning. Mason Dilley and Sowers each also had two RBIs.
Covington improved to 1-2 and 1-0 in the Cross County Conference with the win.
Other scores: Milton-Union (3-1, 2-0 SWBL Buckeye) 9, Preble Shawnee 8. Tippecanoe (1-2) 13, Decatur Heritage (Al.) 4.
SIDNEY — The Milton-Union tennis team made it two wins in as many days Wednesday afternoon, shutting out Sidney 5-0 in non-league play on the road to improve to 2-0 on the season.
At first singles, Philip Brumbaugh defeated Prem Dev 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Nathan Brumbaugh defeated Doichi Ureta 6-0, 6-3. At third singles, Matt Brown defeated Chance Cheek 7-6, 6-2.
At first doubles, Caleb Black and Nick Brumbaugh defeated Michael Ferre and Logan Searcey 6-3, 6-1. At second doubles, Adam Knepper and Shawn Ruby defeated Jersain Bruce and Nabel Zhou 6-2, 6-0.
CENTERVILLE — Lehman (2-1) dropped its first match of the season Wednesday on the road, falling to Centerville’s black team 4-1.
At first singles, Griffin West defeated Druv Gallamudi 7-5, 6-0.
At second singles, Sam Ritze lost 6-1, 6-2. At third singles, Elijah Jock lost 6-0, 6-0. At first doubles, Ryan Goettemoeller and Danny Lins lost, and at second odubles Sean Toner and Elias Bezy lost 6-0, 6-0.
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