The Arlington Tigers came to town on Wednesday night and, despite being out hit by Covington 10-4, snapped a 10-game Charger winning streak with a 6-4 win.
CHS (19-6) jumped out to a 3-0 lead with single runs in each of the first three innings. The potential was there for more, but Covington came up empty with runners aboard.
Starting pitcher Brock Lomax, who took the loss, helped himself in the first inning, tripling home Landon Myers, who had singled. Consecutive singles by Weston Martin, Carter Davis and Noah Walls produced a second-inning run. A ground out and two pop flies left two on base.
Austin Baskin scored in the third after leading off the inning with a double. Lomax followed with a single and Rob Hendren doubled to score Baskin. Davis reached on a walk, but the offense stalled, leaving two more on the base paths.
After Lomax singled in the fifth, Hendren continued his hot hitting since returning to the lineup, picking up an RBI with a double that cut the margin to 5-4. A double play followed to end the Chargers' last threat.
Arlington (11-12) did all its damage in the top of the fourth inning, scoring five runs significantly aided by a break down in the Covington defense. A wild pitch and a double added a fifth run and chased Lomax (3.2 innings, three hits, three walks, four strikeouts, no earned runs).
Covington has a District 15-AA home and away against Ripley today and tomorrow, a rainout make-up at Bolivar on Wednesday and the regular season home finale with Munford on Thursday.
In other CHS action:
• The track teams were in competition at MUS on April 16, placing in several events.
Hailey Landers, Covington’s long-distance threat, came in second in the 1600 with a time of 5:44. Michael Shelvin (5:30) was seventh in the same event on the boys' side. Na’Kya Gilliam (13.2) placed third in the 100-meter dash and Otto Williams (2:16) took third in the boys' 800-meter run. The team of Williams, Donovan Dotson, Mario Hayslett and Josh Tyus were fifth in the boy’s 4X400 m relay with a time of 3:44.
CHS is in competition next at the JV West meet at Germantown tomorrow.
• In soccer, CHS fell to Trenton Peabody 4-1 on April 15. The team plays Rosemark on the home pitch today at 5:30 p.m.