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Defensive play key to securing Post 32 3-2 win

The phrase defense wins championships was never more true than in the American Legion Georgia Tournament as Covington held off Albany for the 3-2 win at Paul Eames Field in Albany on Friday.

With Covington winning 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, Albany drove the ball as it was hugging the right-field line. That was when Drew Buckhault came up throwing the ball home.

“Drew Buckhault ended the game throwing out a guy at the plate,” Post 32 coach Eddie Bagwell said. “The ball was hit down the first base line and he threw him out in a bang-bang play at the plate to end the game. It was to Hunter Ballard for the throw at the plate. That’s how we ended it.”

Covington took the lead in the second inning scoring two runs before Albany came back a few innings later to tie the game scoring a couple of unearned runs. The game remained tie until the top of the eighth when Ryan Sutton had the key hit to get us going.

Dalton Reagin for the win throwing seven innings giving up three hits. Blake Shope got the save throwing two shutout innings allowing one hit while striking out three batters.

Post 32 ended the game with seven hits with Domenic Bazzani pacing the team with two hits.

Covington advanced the to the semifinal round with the win playing Loganville, who beat Rockdale 17-1 in five innings on Friday, today at 4 p.m.