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County 12s finish runner-up

Bottom row from L to R: Shane Jones, Jacob Whatley, Cole Harris, Dalton Charlton, Eli Wood and Johnathan Driver. Back row from L to R: Daryl George, Jeffrey Perdue, Gage Worley, Ty Ballard, Mason Greathouse and Jordan Whitman. Coach Heath Ballard and manager Kenneth Jones. | Courtesy photo

The Covington County 12-year-old All-Stars baseball team finished runner-up at the Cal Ripken state tournament in Childersburg earlier this week.

On Monday, Covington County lost to the No. 1 seed Linden, 6-3 in the championship game.

Covington County’s trip to the championship game on Monday was a good one, as it defeated No. 2 seed Attala 3-2.

In earlier action at the tournament, Covington County began in pool play on Saturday and beat Childersburg 3-2; an 8-7 loss to Attala sent them to the loser’s bracket, where they lost to Linden 8-2.

Linden 6, Covington County 3

Covington County’s Gage Worley started on the mound and allowed three runs.

In the game, Shane Jones scored on a double from Worley; Jeffrey Perdue scored on a single by Daryl George; and George scored on a single from Jones.

Covington County went in to the fifth inning with a 3-1 lead, but Linden scored five runs in that inning and Covington County didn’t score any runs in the sixth.

Covington County 3, Attala 2

After six innings, Covington County came out on top to win 3-2.

George earned the win, pitching five innings, and allowing two runs.

Jacob Whatley came in relief and the game was closed by Worley. Whatley, Mason Greathouse and Cole Harris scored one run each for Covington County.

To top off the win, Covington County executed an unassisted double play by Jones, who caught a pop fly, and then tagged a runner out.

Attala 8, Covington County 7

Seven runs in one inning wasn’t enough for Covington County win over Attala.

Johnathan Driver, Jones, Worley, Ty Ballard, Whatley, Eli Wood and and Harris scored one run each in the fifth.

Linden 8, Covington County 2

Perdue and Jordan Whitman scored one run each for Covington County.

Covington County 3, Childersburg 2

Whatley, Whitman and Ballard scored one run each in the win.

George earned the win on the mound allowing one run in four innings.

Ballard earned the save, allowing one run in the fifth inning.

Editor’s note: The information and picture for this article were provided by Shea Worley.