BRANDT – When Meg Rogers is on her game where she is hitting her spots and the defense behind her plays flawless, the Covington Lady Buccs are extremely hard to beat.
That’s what Bethel ran into on Thursday as Rogers was dominant in the circle by hurling her second straight one-hitter on consecutive nights. The Lady Bucc defense was phenomenal as well as they didn’t commit a single error in a 10-0 run rule victory over the Lady Bees in five innings.
Covington started out fast in the top of the first by scoring three runs with the big hit coming on a home run by Nigella Reck – her 12th home run on the season.
The Lady Buccs plated two runs in the third and five in the fifth to push the lead to 10-0, which gave Covington coach Dan Cain another opportunity to give his younger players some time to get experience on the field.
Meg Rogers, who trains extremely hard at No Name Athletics, threw all five innings for Covington and allowed just one hit and walked one batter. She struck out two batters, which led to 13 times Bethel – a good hitting team – made contact to where the Lady Bucc defense made plays in the field.
The Lady Buccs pounded out 13 hits in the game with Maggie Anderson leading the way with three hits on four at bats. Meg Rogers, Karyanne Turner and Erika Gostomsky had two hits each, while Nigella Reck, Mara Newhouse and Reaghan Lemp all connected on one hit.
Nigella Reck drove in four runs in the game and Meg Rogers scored three times.
Covington improves its record to 14-2 overall and 7-1 in the TRC and will compete in Cancer Classic at Newton on Saturday against Tri-Village and Northwestern.