• Carson Ruffin brings a pitch to the plate during action vs. Brighton. Photo by David Perry

Tipton-Rosemark came to Covington last Thursday having lost two run-rule contests to the Chargers earlier in the season.

The third time wasn’t charming for Covington.

TRA scored eight runs in the final two innings in an 11-1 win. The Rebels outhit the Chargers 9-3 and benefited from six CHS errors to boot.


Noah Roland put together a stellar pitching performance for the Rebels. He struck out 13 and allowed just four hits and one walk over seven innings.

Zach Seward doubled in a pair of runs for Rosemark and Tucker James added an RBI-double. Eli Ramsey was 2 for 2 with an RBI and Porter Hughes had a pair of hits.

Holden Warmath, Reed Chipman, Carson Ruffin and Brennen Forbess each had one single for CHS. Ruffin (3-1) took the loss. He went five innings, allowing five hits and four walks with three strikeouts and five runs. Braden Gover tossed two innings, allowing four hits and two walks with two strikeouts and six runs.

The following night in Brighton Covington’s bats again were virtually silent in a second consecutive 11-1 loss.

Jake Buchanan got the win in five innings. He walked one and struck out five while scattering three hits. Andrew Davis was 3 for 4 with an RBI and Luke Perkins, Bennett Stutts, Colton Bryant, Ethan Pfieffer and Luke Olivette each single for the Cardinals.

A Gover single, a Landon Myers double and an RBI-single by Chipman produced the lone CHS tally in the second. Hayden Stegall (4-1) took the loss. In 4.1 innings he allowed 11 runs on seven hits and two walks and with one strikeout.

Steve Holt
Author: Steve Holt