Greenville baseball downs Covington


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



Cameron Fletcher slides hard into third in Greenville’s win over the Covington Buccaneers.

Cameron Fletcher slides hard into third in Greenville’s win over the Covington Buccaneers.


Ricky Heidrich knocks out a single for Greenville in the Wave’s non-conference win over Covington.


The Green Wave’s Warren Hartzell knocks a hit for Greenville in the team’s win over Covington


Greenville’s Seth Delk races to third on his way for home following a Buccs error on the sophomore’s steal of second in the Wave’s win over Covington.


Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

GREENVILLE – The Greenville varsity baseball team defeated the Covington Buccaneers 6-5 in non-conference play at Greenville’s Sater Partk.

The Buccs grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning getting on the board with a two-out double.

Greenville took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second with a Seth Delk single to left and quickly stole second and raced home on an error to second on the play to make it a 1-1 score.

Matthew Edwards took first by way of a hit batsman, swiped second and moved to third on a Cameron Fletcher single. Ricky Heidrich followed with a grounder to third and Reed Hanes drove a RBI sacrifice fly to left giving the Green Wave a 2-1 lead.

Covington took the lead back in the top of the third by a 3-2 score only to have Greenville take advantage of a Hayden Bush walk and steal of second to score on a two-out Edwards single to right sending the teams to the fourth tied at 3-3.

The teams played scoreless in the fourth with the Wave taking a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth with back-to-back single off the bats of Alex Kolb and Delk. A quick steal by Kolb and a Buccs wild pitch scored Kolb with Delk coming around to score on an Edwards ground out to short.

Greenville tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth-inning that would loom large with the the Buccs plating 2-runs in the top of the seventh to trail 6-5 – the final score of the night.

The Wave scored its sixth run of the night on a two-out Warren Hartzell single and a run-scoring double off the bat of Connor Mills.

Ricky Heidrich was the winning pitcher in relief with the right hander allowed five hits and two runs over four innings, striking out four.

Delk paced the Wave at the plate going 2-3 with 2-runs scored, Edwards went 1-2 with 2-RBIs,

Mills was 1-4 with a RBI, Hartzell went 1-3 with a walk and a run, Alex Kolb and Heidrich each went 1-3 with a walk, Cameron Fletcher was 1-2, Bush had 2-walks and a run and Hanes collected a RBI.

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Cameron Fletcher slides hard into third in Greenville’s win over the Covington Buccaneers.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/04/web1_Cameron-Fletcher.jpgCameron Fletcher slides hard into third in Greenville’s win over the Covington Buccaneers.

Ricky Heidrich knocks out a single for Greenville in the Wave’s non-conference win over Covington.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/04/web1_Ricky-Heidrich-1.jpgRicky Heidrich knocks out a single for Greenville in the Wave’s non-conference win over Covington.

The Green Wave’s Warren Hartzell knocks a hit for Greenville in the team’s win over Covington
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/04/web1_Warren-Hartzell-1.jpgThe Green Wave’s Warren Hartzell knocks a hit for Greenville in the team’s win over Covington

Greenville’s Seth Delk races to third on his way for home following a Buccs error on the sophomore’s steal of second in the Wave’s win over Covington.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/04/web1_z-Seth-Delk.jpgGreenville’s Seth Delk races to third on his way for home following a Buccs error on the sophomore’s steal of second in the Wave’s win over Covington. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-569-0122

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-569-0122