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Whitney Burns put forth a great performance in the circle by helping the Lady Buccs record a shutout victory over Riverside. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo

COVINGTON – Coming off of a crushing defeat against Russia, the Covington Lady Buccs showed resilience and determination by recording a 12-0 run-rule victory over Riverside, which is a very solid program.

The Lady Buccs hit the ball well, but what was the most gratifying was the pitching performance of sophomore Whitney Burns and the defensive effort behind her. Burns went the distance in the circle and only allowed three hits, while the defense committed just one error in a shutout performance. Whitney struck out six and allowed just two walks.

Early in the game it was obvious that both teams were good as the score was tied 0-0 after one inning of play.

But Covington was able to break the game open with five runs in the second and seven runs in the third to take a 12-0 lead, which were all the runs needed to secure the win.

Freshman Emalyn Johnson had a great afternoon as she drove in five runs on two hits. Whitney Burns and Jayda McClure also had two hits while Ava Hartwig and Emma Ouellette drove in two runs each.

Covington improves its record to 5-2 overall and 5-0 in the TRC.

Next up is a huge showdown at Miami East, the team Covington shared the league title with a year ago.

Freshman Ava Hartwig flips a ball to second baseman Jayda McClure for an out. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo
Taylor Foutz makes contact against Riverside on Tuesday. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo