Prep Sports Notebook: Beechwood upsets CovCath in 35th District baseball championship game

Beechwood scored five runs in the first two innings and went on to defeat Covington Catholic, 8-4, in the 35th District baseball championship game on Monday at Beechwood.

In the latest Prep Baseball Report Kentucky state rankings, CovCath (32-2-1) was No. 6 and Beechwood (28-6) was No. 13. It was the Colonels’ first loss to an in-state opponent this season.

This was the eighth consecutive year that CovCath and Beechwood faced off in the district final, not counting the cancelled 2020 season. Four of the previous seven games were decided by one run, but the Tigers led by four or more runs through out Monday’s game.

Beechwood sophomore Mitchell Berger was named the tournament’s most valuable player after his performance in the district final. He pitched all seven innings and went 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs batted in.

Sophomore catcher Bryce Estep also had three hits for the Tigers and junior first baseman Tanner Jackson knocked in a pair of runs. CovCath senior catcher Max McCauley had two hits and two RBI for the Colonels.

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