Munford defeats Covington in regular season finale

May 4, 2017

The game didn't mean anything as far as each team's postseason goals, but Munford and Covington played a heated baseball game Wednesday in Covington nonetheless.


Kyle Kelley came up with a two-out double in the top of the seventh and scored on an error to give Munford a 6-5 win.


Both teams begin district tournament play tomorrow. Munford (15-14), the second seed in District 13-AAA, plays third-seeded Brighton in Savannah at 5 p.m. Covington (25-7), the top seed in District 15-AA, plays the Ripley-Liberty winner at 4 p.m. in Ripley.


Munford scored three runs in the top of fifth inning to go ahead 5-1 before Covington tied it in the bottom of the inning with four runs.


Kelley led Munford's offense, going 3 for 4 with an RBI. Drew Drexler singled in a run, Corey Simmons drove in one and Steven Kendrick added a single. Seven guys pitched for Munford. Kendrick pitched the final two to earn the win.


Brennan McClain tripled in a pair of runs for Covington and Cole Howard also tripled. Ethan Whitley was 2 for 4 and Brock Lomax, Austin Baskin and Ty Warmath each each singled. Rob Hendren and Baskin each had one RBI.


Tyler Higgins, Covington's fifth pitcher of the game, took the loss despite striking out four and allowing no earned runs in two innings.


Jeff Ireland is The Leader's sports editor. To contact him, call 901-476-7116 or email

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