PLAYING LIKE CHAMPIONS: County 12U softball splits pool play games

Published 12:05 am Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Covington County 12U All-Stars played their hearts out as they split games in Friday’s pool play action at Johnson Park.



In the opening game of the day, the Roanoke All-Stars held off a late rally from Covington County to pick up a 15-11 victory.

Kennedy Bullard got the start in the pitcher’s circle for Covington County and she struck out the first two batters she faced.

She got the next batter to ground out to second to end the top of the first.

In the bottom of the first inning, Megan Pinson got things started with a lead off walk.

Paris Centner followed with a walk to put runners on the corners with no outs.

After a few wild pitches, Pinson and Centner came around to score to put Covington County on top 2-0.

Roanoke bounced back in the top of the second inning as they plated three runs off of two walks and a few wild pitches.

Despite surrendering three runs, Bullard struck out three batters in the inning.

Covington County came right back in the bottom of the second inning and reclaimed the lead.

Hailey Ward reached first with a walk and later tied the game when she scored on a passed ball.

Covington County got the lead back when Centner drove in a run with a fielder’s choice.

Roanoke responded with four runs in the top of the third inning to got up 7-4.

Roanoke increased their lead to 9-4 in the fourth inning and then went up 14-4 in the top of the fifth inning.

Covington County kept the game going when Bullard drove in Aubrey Pittman in the bottom of the fifth inning.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Covington County never gave up the fight, but they came up just short in a 15-11 loss.



In the final game of the day, Covington County made short work of Lineville as they rolled to a 13-3 victory.

Pinson walked to start the game, but Covington County was unable to get a run in the opening frame.

Lineville took advantage of a couple of walks and wild pitch to go on top 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning.

Covington County battled back in the top of the second inning.

Ivy Youngblood drove in Centner to put Covington County up 4-1.

Lineville got a run back in the bottom of the second inning before Covington County opened up the flood gates.

The bats for Covington County came to life as they quickly built an 8-2 before there was even an out in the top of the third.

Centner doubled with a two outs and then scored off a double from Youngblood.

Youngblood then moved to third and then came around to score on back-to-back wild pitches.

Lineville got another run in the bottom of the third inning before Jade Wiggins struck out the final two batters to end the inning.

Covington County added to their lead in the top of the fourth inning.

Pittman got in a rundown between third base and home and ended up scoring to put Covington County up 11-3.

Covington County continued to take on runs as Addi Hughes drove in a run to go up 12-3.

Hughes then came around to score to give Covington County a 10-run lead.

The Covington County All-Stars sealed the deal with a 1-2-3 bottom of the fourth inning to complete the mercy-rule victory.

Younblood took over in the pitcher’s circle and made short work of the Lineville batters.

Younblood wasted no pitches as she struck out the side to complete the 13-3 victory.

The Covington County All-Stars will be back in action today at 8 a.m.