covington softball

The Lady Chargers picked up a win over Dyersburg earlier this week.

Covington remained unbeaten in District 15-AA play with a 12-4 blowout of the Millington Trojans on Tuesday night at Millington.

The offense was clicking, pounding out 14 hits to back up Christian Delashmit, who got his first start and second win of the season since he was injured last month.

Two big innings propelled the Chargers (19-5, 5-0). Three first inning runs got it going. With two outs, Brock Lomax, who had three hits, singled, scoring Landon Myers. Rob Hendren (three hits, three RBIs) followed with a double and both came home to score on a Weston Martin double.

Six runs in the fourth sunk the Trojans hopes. The first seven batters in the inning reached base before the first out was recorded. A Martin single, a walk to Delashmit and a hit by pitch to Noah Walls loaded the bases to open the inning. Stanton Connell popped a single to left to score two. Ty Warmath singled home a run. Whitmer was hit by a pitch, again loading the bases. Austin Baskin drove in a run and Hendren closed out the inning with a two-RBI single to boost the advantage to 9-1.

Delashmit went five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks. Carson Ruffin took over the final two innings, giving up a run on two hits with a strikeout.

In other Covington sports action:

• The Lady Charger softball team improved its season record to 18-7 with a 13-2 rout of the Dyersburg Lady Trojans on Monday night.

Kalynn Howard (four hits, three RBIs), Brooke Johnson (three hits, three RBIs), Ali Gover (three hits, two RBIs) and Charleigh Cole (three hits, three RBIs) powered a 19-hit attack that overwhelmed the Lady Trojans.

Leah Beasley went two innings and was credited with the win. She allowed three hits and a run and struck out one.

• Covington soccer defeated Gibson County 3-2 on April 12. Justice Mack turned the hat trick, scoring on two penalty kicks and a strike from 30 yards. 

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