County team falls at TheodorePublished 12:00am Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Covington County’s 16-to-18-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team fell in three games over the weekend at Theodore High School in Mobile.
The host team of the upcoming World Series lost to the Rawdogs 10-2, Bombers 8-0 and the Red Necks 4-1.
What cramped county’s style was a lack of hitting, infield and outfield play, coach Jonathan McKinney said.
“We’ve got to get better on the hitting and controlling the ball in the infield and outfield,” McKinney said.
As a result of Covington County losing three games in Mobile, it played a practice game against former high school and Babe Ruth players Tuesday night at LBWCC.
Covington County will be back in action Friday and Saturday for two doubleheaders at LBWCC.
County will play Brewton on Friday, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday’s twin bill begins at 10:30 a.m. against a team out of Pensacola, Fla.
Rawdogs 10, Covington County 2
Rawdogs scored one run in the first inning, two runs in the second, three runs in the third, one run in the fourth and tacked on three in the seventh.
Covington County scored its only runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Chase Short went 1-for-3; Brandon Smith went 1-for-3 with an RBI single; Cody Marler went 1-for-2 with a single; and Justin Scherzinger went 2-for-3 with two singles to lead Covington County.
Bombers 8, Covington County 0
Trea Lewis went 1-for-2 with a double to lead Covington County.
The Bombers scored one run in the second, three runs in the third and four runs in the fourth.
Red Necks 4, Covington County 1
Johnny Owens went 1-for-2 with a single; Short went 1-for-3 with a single; and Smith went 0-for-2 with an RBI to lead Covington County.
The Red Necks scored four runs in the second inning. Covington County scored one run in the top of the fourth.