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Germantown edges Covington in baseball season opener

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As has been the custom for the past several seasons, Covington baseball opened its season on the road in the Lewis Harris Memorial Tournament in Memphis. 

Taking on the Germantown Red Devils on the road on Monday afternoon, CHS erased a 1-0 Devil lead with three runs in the top of the third inning, but lost 9-8.

Covington fell behind 5-3 when Germantown (1-0) answered with four in the bottom of the frame.

The Chargers came right back with a five spot in the fourth, but could not hold the lead as the Devils tied it with three in their half of the inning. 

Germantown scored in the seventh for the win. 

Joseph Rogers (1-0) was the winner, surrendering eight runs on five CHS hits. 

Covington's John Michael Spoon gave up eight runs, two of which were earned, in four innings of work. He struck out seven and walked three. 

Matt Folk (0-1) came on in relief and took the loss. He allowed one hit and one run with three strikeouts and a walk.

Bradyn McClain scored twice with a single. Spoon scored twice and had an RBI, as did Hunter Taylor. Dalton Carlton and Brad Walker had a pair of RBIs each.

On Tuesday, CHS fell at Arlington 7-2. 

The Chargers managed only four hits in the game, while the Tigers finished with 11 hits. 

John Hayden Bowers allowed six earned runs in 5.2 innings of work with five strikeouts and three walks. Spoon, Walker, Taylor and Hunter Francis had a hit apiece.

CHS plays at Collierville at 6 p.m today and has a double header at New Hope, Miss. on Saturday, playing New Hope at 1 p.m. and Tuscaloosa High at 4 p.m.

The Best Of the West Tournament opens at Don Chandler Field on Monday and runs through Saturday with games at 4 and 6:30 p.m. each day and three games on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. 

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