SOFTALL: Minster bows out in regional title game

TIPP CITY — The Covington Buccs jumped out to an 8-0 lead and held off a late Minster rally for a 9-6 win in a Division IV regional final game at Tipp City Tippecanoe Middle School on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats bow out of the tournament after the longest postseason run in the program's history. Minster ended its season at 23-7.

Minster spotted the Buccs eight runs before bringing the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh.

Covington moves on to play in the state semifinals on Thursday in Akron.

Minster seniors Jayden Hahn, Hanna Floyd and Lauren Jutte accept the regional runner-up trophy on Saturday. The seniors helped lead Minster to its first-ever regional appearance in softball. (Staff Photo/Brian Smith)