Vinaa, Belgreen fall in area baseball action

By Staff
Mike Self, Franklin County Times
John Robert Townsend struck out seven and allowed six hits on Monday, leading Covenant Christian past Vina 7-1 in the Red Devils' Class 1A, Area 16 opener.
Jordan Nichelson had three hits and two RBIs for the Eagles (11-8, 3-0 area). Townsend added two hits.
Vina (4-11, 0-1) was scheduled to host Covenant Christian in a rematch on Tuesday.
In other action:
Waterloo 5 Belgreen 2
Jesse Edwards and Kalan McNatt each had two hits for Belgreen (6-13, 0-3 Class 1A, Area 16) in Monday's home loss.
Jackson Lambert's two-run single in the top of the seventh inning gave the visiting Cougars (5-6, 1-2) some breathing room in a close game.
Drew Holcombe and Will McFall each had two hits for Waterloo.
Belgreen was scheduled to travel to Waterloo for another area game on Tuesday.