Al­covy/East­side game called be­cause of bad weather

The Covington News - - SPORTS - SHA­KEEM HOL­LOWAY shol­loway@cov­

They waited ... and waited ... and waited. But the light­ning never stopped, and when the rain be­gan to pour Wed­nes­day evening, Al­covy and East­side’s matchup was called off.

Through four in­nings, the Tigers were just four outs away from vic­tory as they led 5-1 in the bot­tom of the fourth. If the Tigers had held their lead for just one more in­ning, the game was theirs.

Kalia John­son started on the mound. At first, it looked like the in­ning would be a quick three up and three down, but Caitlin Ray proved that the­ory wrong. After two quick outs, Ray jolted a shot deep to right and over the fence it went. With John­son pitch­ing, how­ever, that would be their only run of the game.

When it was John­son’s turn to re­turn the fa­vor, she de­liv­ered. John­son con­nected on a line drive on her first at­tempt at the plate to score Aubree Thacker and tie the game at the bot­tom of the first.

The sec­ond and third in­nings were big for Al­covy. Emma Wad­dell, Alexis Nol­ley, Au­tumn Evans and John­son all scored be­tween the two in­nings. East­side had a num­ber of er­rors that helped make it easy for the Tigers, who de­serve a lot of credit for the way they hit the ball.

John­son fin­ished the game with seven strike­outs. At the bot­tom of the fourth, with the Tigers up to bat, the sky grew darker and light­ning that was in range forced the hand of the coaches to stop the game.

The Tigers were anx­ious to start the game back up. They waited as long as they could, but the bad weather couldn’t be avoided, and the game was called.

Sha­keem Hol­loway /The Cov­ing­ton News

Kalia John­son tal­lied seven strike­outs against East­side be­fore the game was called due to bad weather on Wed­nes­day. John­son also scored one run and had one RBI.

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