Riverton Parke added a run in the sixth to lead 7-4. Covington threatened in their half, getting two hits, but not the third one that Sowers said his team needed.
The Panthers added two more runs in the seventh to lead 9-4, giving the Trojans just three outs left in the game.
Covington tried to make the most of them. Taylor reached on an error to start the inning. After a Trojan strikeout, Madison Hanson doubled to score Taylor. The next batter was an out then Root singled to center.
The shot scored Hanson, but when the Panther centerfielder threw home, Root tried for second. She looked as if she would make it but a good throw from the catcher to the shortstop resulted in a tag for the third out.
“We made some really good plays in this game,” said Sowers after the loss. “We also made some mental and physical mistakes and Riverton Parke is the kind of team that makes you pay for them.”
Despite the loss in game two, getting even one win on Saturday was noteworthy for Covington according to former head coach and current volunteer coach Judy Hegg.
“I think we’re one and ten on prom day, so this was big for us”, she said.
Greg Flint is a freelance writer/photographer for the Commercial-News. He can be reached at email@example.com