OAKWOOD – The visiting Covington baseball teams scored first, but in the end, Oakwood scored the most as the Comets defeated the Trojans 17-7 in six innings.
Covington got on the board with three consecutive walks and a hit batsman to take a 1-0 lead and force Oakwood coach Bob Sermak to change pitchers.
He brought in Skyler Slade who immediately got the Trojans to ground into a double play, but a run scored. The visitors added a third on a single by Brandon Simmons before Slade got the third out.
Oakwood answered quickly as Cameron Cawley and Landon Turner both hit bloop singles over the shortstop to put runners on first and second.
Kyle Girton walked to fill the bases for Slade. Covington coach Troy Bever found himself in the same situation as Sermak and he, too, changed pitchers, bringing in Gage Hegg.
A passed ball allowed Cawley to score then Slade hit a sacrifice fly to send Turner across the plate. A combination of a walk and a wild pitch allowed Girton to score to tie the game at three-all.
Covington managed only a walk the second inning, but Oakwood sent ten batters to the plate in their half. It led to the Comets scoring five runs to lead 8-3.
The Trojans had a small rally in the third as Peyton Cutrell led off and singled. Halen Noble singled and Simmons walked. A ground out and an error gave Covington two more runs to make it 8-5.
Oakwood looked as if they might give the Trojans an easy inning as they started their half of the third with two quick outs, but a Covington error, a double by Slade and a single by Blake Vinson drove in a pair of runs to allow the Comets to regain their five-run lead at 10-5.