The Chargers blitzed Haywood Wednesday night in Ripley 9-1 taking the District 15-AA crown and the first postseason step toward a third straight trip to the Spring Fling.

CHS (27-7) used a nine-hit attack that saw them jump out to an 8-0 lead after three innings.

Ty Warmath led off with a first-inning single. He eventually scored on an Austin Baskin double. Baskin would steal third and come home on a sacrifice fly by Brock Lomax. With two outs, Noah Walls singled in the second innings and was joined on base by Stanton Connell, who walked. Warmath plated Walls with a single.

Covington broke the game open with a five-run fifh inning. Baskin, who had three hits, doubled to open the inning and scored on a pair of passed balls. After walks to Lomax and Christian Delashmit, Carter Davis picked up an RBI on an error. A Walls (three hits, three RBIs) single drove in pinch runner Josh McGarrity and Davis and Warmath added another run with a sacrifice fly.

After Haywood picked up two-out run on two singles sandwiched around an error in the top of the fifth, Walls got his game leading third RBI in the bottom of the frame.

Christian Delashmit got the win to improve to 3-1 in an injury-shortened season. He went six innings allowing five hits and a run with nine strikeouts. Baskin pitched the seventh and struck out the side.

Warmath was named the regular season MVP and he shared the tournament MVP with Baskin. Davis, Martin, Lomax and Delashmit were named all-tournament and Hendren, Baskin, Delashmit and Martin were all-district.

The Chargers will host the Region 8 semifinal on Monday against a team from Memphis.

Jeff Ireland is The Leader's sports editor. To contact him, call 901-476-7116 or email jireland@covingtonleader.com.​

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