East­side tops Franklin Co., Al­covy falls

The Covington News - - Sports -

East­side shut down Franklin County 8-0 in the Re­gion 8-AAA tour­na­ment at Hart County Tues­day to earn a spot at the 3A sec­tion­als next week.

The Lady Ea­gles got an­other solid per­for­mance from Amanda Hen­der­son who tossed her sec­ond straight no-hit­ter.

In Hamp­ton, Al­covy dropped a 10-1 de­ci­sion to Grif­fin in open­ing round action and will need to play its way into a higher seed at the 4A sec­tion­als at Love­joy Com­plex next week.

“We didn’t hit the ball,” Al­covy coach Casey Bates said. “We have to get more than one run. We only picked up three hits and that won’t get it done.”

Dal­las Hardin didn’t pitch as she is still nurs­ing a thumb in­jury she sus­tained last week but Bates said she could have gone if he re­ally needed her.

“Well, we want to win all of our games and come out of this tour­na­ment in first,” he said. “But it is more im­por­tant that she rest so we can have her back for sec­tion­als.”

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