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May 21, 2013

Covington rallies, beats Attica

MONTEZUMA, Ind. — Wild and crazy are not strong enough words to describe the softball sectional game between Covington and Attica.

The Trojans fell behind 10-1 after an inning and a half, then pulled within three at 10 7 only to see the Ramblers up their lead to 13-7.

It was 15-8 in favor of Attica an inning later then Covington pushed 10 runs across to lead 18-15 going into the top of the seventh. The Ramblers could only add one more run and fell 18-16.

The heroes in this game are too many to mention, but a special mention has to be made of Attica freshman Carly Stoll who threw 5Ï innings before being replaced by Torie Ward. In that same span, Covington sent three hurlers into the circle.

“Before I say anything else, I want to say this team is really a team,” said Attica coach Mike Bossaer. “On any given day any team can beat any other team and they hit the ball in strategic spots where we couldn’t field it.”

Covington started with Ali Holmes pitching then turned to Regan Foster and finally Madison Booe before eventually going back to Holmes to close out the game.

Bossaer talked about that, saying, “We had trouble adjusting to that third pitcher for a while and that’s when they came back.”

Covington coach Ryan Sowers said his team never gave up, despite falling behind by nine runs early.

“We came back after it was 10-3 and again when it was 15-8 and it all came from the girls,” he said. “We coaches didn’t do anything — the girls got each other going out there.”

Sowers had said earlier that when his team gets it bats going, the squad is hard to stop.

“We start it going and nobody wants it to end, so we keep attacking,” he explained. “We got them going all night, but you’ve got to give Attica credit for being one of the hottest teams in the area.”

Bossaer said his team was really hurting after the lost, but he hoped it meant the team would work all that much harder this summer to get ready for next year, as the squad loses no one to graduation this spring.

For Sowers, it is finals for his team starting at 8:30 in the morning then, “We can get back after it and start playing ball again. We’re looking forward to another game.

In the Class 2A Sectional at Carroll (Flora), no information was able on Fountain Central’s contest with Clinton Central.

Greg Flint is a freelance writer/photographer for the Commercial-News. He can be reached at gfphoto@gfphoto-web.com

 

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