Al­covy soft­ball runs through re­gion

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

The Al­covy Tigers var­sity soft­ball team had an op­por­tu­nity few teams get from sea­son to sea­son — a le­git­mate chance to re­peat as re­gion cham­pi­ons.

Play­ers come and go, of­ten sti­fling re­peat ti­tle hopes, but the Tigers stepped up to the plate and took charge in 2013.

Al­covy rolled through its reg­u­lar sea­son sched­ule with­out drop­ping a re­gion game, set­ting it­self up as the No. 1 seed in the Re­gion 2-AAAAAA Soft­ball Tour­na­ment.

The Tigers passed their first two tests of the post­sea­son, get­ting by Rock­dale County and Newton in rel­a­tively easy fash­ion, but Al­covy faced a con­fi­dent Luella team in the fi­nals that pushed the Tigers to the brink of elim­i­na­tion.

Al­covy dropped its first game to the Li­ons be­fore best­ing Luella 4-3 in a come­back vic­tory that was sealed with a Waneisha Mor­ris two-out sin­gle in the bot­tom of the sev­enth in­ning.

"I was proud of all of them,” Al­covy coach Rus­sell Brock said. “We’ll be a se­nior-strong team next year ... so (we’ll) look for­ward to next year.”

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