Covington softball tops Williamsburg 10-0 for D-IV district softball title


KINGS — The Covington softball team won the school’s 11th D-IV district title Friday at Kings High School, with a 10-0 win over Kings in five innings.

Covington, 27-4, will play TRC rival Riverside,-10 in regional semifinal at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Northmont High School.

Riverside advanced with a 2-1 win over Fort Loramie in 10 innings Friday.

The Lady Buccs did with a combination of great offense and timely defense.

It started in the top of the first with one out and a runner on first.

Williamsburg hit a line drive up the middle.

Covington shortstop Nigella Reck not only got to the ball, but stepped on second and threw to first for an inning-ending double play.

The Buccs quickly took the lead in the home first.

Pitcher Meg Rogers started things with a double.

Reck then drew the first of three straight intentional walks.

Maggie Anderson — in a trend that would continue — foiled the strategy with a two-run double and Taylor Foutz added a two-run single later in the inning to make it 4-0.

Covington made it 6-0 in the second and 8-0 after three innings.

The Buccs ended the game in the home fifth inning.

Rogers was hit by a pitch and Reck was intentionally walked.

Anderson drilled a RBI double and Mara Newhouse ended the game with a line shot to the fence to easily score Reck from third base.

Rogers pitched a two-hitter with four strikeouts for Covington.

She helped herself at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and scoring four runs.

Reck scored four runs, while Anderson was 4-for-4 with five RBIs.

Foutz added two RBIs.

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