Mississinawa Valley softball team run ruled by Covington

COVINGTON – The Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks took on Covington Buccaneers in a Cross County Conference softball game at Covington on Monday and lost 13-0 in a five-inning run rule.

In the bottom of the first Covington’s Allison Babylon singled to third. Justice Warner singled to center field, and Babylon and Warner stole bases. Brooke Gostomsky came up and hit it to center field, giving her a two-RBI double to make it 2-0.

Lexie Long doubled to center field and doubled. Kara Schaffer then came up bunted, and Mississinawa Valley overthrew the ball to first, scoring Mekenna Gostomsky, Brooke Gostomsky’s courtesy runner, and Long.

Sarah Hubbard then hit a RBI double that rolled to the left field fence. Emma Dammeyer singled, and a few batters later Ashley Cecil hit to short stop and singled. Babylon then hit a RBI double to center field to make it 8-0.

In the second Brooke Gostomsky hit a leadoff single and then stole second and third. Long hit to center field for a RBI single then stole second.

Kara Schaffer hit a RBI double to left field and stole second and third. Chelsea Ford hit a RBI single to left field and stole second and third to make it 11-0.

In the bottom of the third the Buccs only scored Warner off of an RBI from Brooke Gostomsky. This made the score 12-0.

In the fourth the Buccs only scored Taylor Ray by an RBI from Kristen Fries to make it 13-0. The third out in this inning came from an illegal sub.

“I am not happy with this game,” Mississinawa Valley coach Jeff Adams said. “Covington is a very tough team, though. They are mentally sound and have a great coach.

“We need to learn from these kinds of games. We are a very young team. We have one senior, the rest are sophomores and freshmen. Give us a year to develop and we will be a decent team. We made a few mistakes, which are never good when you show up to play a team like Covington.”

Covington has only lost one game.

Mississinawa Valley’s Grace Livingston bats during a Cross County Conference softball game against Covington on Monday in Covington.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_Grace-Livingston-WEB.jpgMississinawa Valley’s Grace Livingston bats during a Cross County Conference softball game against Covington on Monday in Covington. Jamie Wilson|For The Daily Advocate

By Jamie Wilson

For The Daily Advocate