LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Covenant had a busy week despite having weather issues. One of tennis' matches was canceled due to rain and baseball had a 40-minute rain delay, plus a 15-minute fog delay, on Friday.
Tuesday evening, the softball team traveled to Rome, Ga., to take on Berry College in a doubleheader. The first game was won by Berry 6-5, while Covenant rallied to win game two 10-7. Beth Harris led Covenant's offense going 5-for-7 with two home runs. She earned seven RBIs and five runs scored. Chelsea Krafft (9-4) was given a win in the second game, while Harris (3-1) was given the loss for the first.
The following day, Covenant returned to Warner Park to play Judson College. The Lady Scots won the first game 5-1 and came back to win the second game 5-3. Krafft (11-4) added to her wins for the season as she pitched both games, and allowed just one earned run. In the first game, Covenant's offense was led by Chandler Shepherd and Meagan Hess, each going 2-for-3 with one run. The second game was led by Courtney Wagoner who went 1-for-3 and had two RBIs and two runs.
To end their busy week, the Lady Scots played hosted Breast Cancer Awareness Day on conference foe LaGrange College. Covenant lost both games to the Lady Panthers. The first was close 1-0, but the second was all LaGrange, 8-1. Krafft (11-6) was given the losses, even with eight strikeouts and no earned runs in the first game. Krafft was victimized by an unearned run in the first game. Meagan Hess led Covenant's offense at 2-for-3.
The Scots baseball team started their week on Friday in the first of three games against LaGrange College. After a delay due to rain, Covenant hit hard, winning 16-2. Tyler Smith (3-1) was awarded the win, pitching through a hit to his throwing arm. He allowed only four hits and one earned run. Ben Chambers led the Scots with four runs in the game and went 2-for-3. K.C. Simons went 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.
The next two games on Saturday were split. Game one was taken by LaGrange 10-3 and the Scots came back to win 9-5 in the second. Andre Glover (1-3) was given the loss for the first game. Chambers led the Scots at 2-for-3. Sterling Witt and James Rollins both hit a home run. The second game was pitched by Eddie Jamerson (3-0) who allowed only two runs on 74 pitches. Rollins went 3-for-4 to lead Covenant's offense while earning two RBIs and two runs.
Women's Tennis competed against both Maryville and Huntingdon Colleges this past week. The Lady Scots swept Maryville, winning 6-3. In singles, Madi Hyatt won her match by a grueling 6-4, 3-6, 10-6. Anne Marie Rowe won in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. The Rowe sisters and Hyatt and Sarah Carter won their doubles matches as Covenant won two-out-of-three.
On the men's side, Covenant beat Maryville 8-1. The Scots wins included all three doubles matches. Jonathan Herberich won 1-6, 6-1, 10-4. John Hirte won his match 6-0 and 6-3. Jimmy Fulton and Zach Clark both won their singles matches as well as their doubles match, which ended 8-3.
Covenant was back at it again on Saturday as they played Huntingdon College. The Lady Scots fell 7-2. Huntingdon is one of the top teams in the GSAC and it showed. Hyatt and Lauren Redberg won 8-5 in their double match. Several Covenant players including Redberg and Kelsey Whitted lost their singles after putting up a tough fight.
The men were defeated 6-3. Hirte led Covenant, winning both singles and doubles. Hirte teamed with Herberich to win the doubles match 8-6. Calvin Chase and Clark Sealy were Covenant's other win, beating their opponents 8-3.
This week's varsity schedule
Monday, April 2
All Day - Men's Golf at Reeder Cup
Tuesday, April 3
All Day - Men's Golf at Reeder Cup
3:00 p.m. - Women's Softball vs Tennessee Temple (doubleheader)
3:00 p.m. - Men's Baseball at University of the South
3:00 p.m. - Women's Tennis vs University of the South
3:00 p.m. - Men's Tennis vs University of the South
Wednesday, April 4
3:30 p.m. - Women's Tennis vs Piedmont College
3:30 p.m. - Men's Tennis vs Piedmont College
Thursday, April 5
4:00 p.m. - Men's Baseball vs Maryville College
Friday, April 6
1:00 p.m. - Women's Softball at Point University (doubleheader)
2:00 p.m. - Men's Baseball vs Maryville College
Saturday, April 7
1:00 p.m. - Men's Baseball vs Maryville College