Tigers edge Bogue Chitto

Published 3:00am Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Bogue Chitto Bobcats suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 loss to the McComb Tigers in a non-division baseball contest Saturday afternoon.

In last Thursday’s results, the Natchez Cathedral Green Wave overpowered the Bobcats 12-2.

“We got ourselves in an early jam, but we managed to fight back into the contest,” said BC coach Russ Carter. “Bo Smithers pitched a great game, which gave us a chance to win. Overall, the guys played hard. We still need to keep improving offensively and defensively.”

The Bobcats (5-10, 1-2) return to action Tuesday as they prepare to host the Pelahatchie Chiefs for a huge Region 7-1A test. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.

McComb 12, Bogue Chitto 2 

The McComb Tigers quickly capitalized on Bogue Chitto’s defensive miscues to take a 3-0 lead in the second inning.

The Bobcats managed overcome their sluggish start and fought back into the contest to claim their first lead over McComb 4-3 in the top of the fourth inning.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Tigers bounced back to tie the game at 4-all.

In a defensive battle, both teams continued to fight hard to keep the other off the scoreboard, but the tide turned in the bottom of the seventh inning as McComb squeezed in the winning run off of a walk-off double.

Henry McDonald was the winning pitcher for the Tigers with one strikeout and one walk. JaMarcus Johnson (2K, 2BB) started for McComb.

Bo Smithers suffered the setback for the Bobcats with two strikeouts and two walks. Cameron Price (0K, 1BB) was the starting pitcher for BC.

Steven Ginn was the offensive leader for Bogue Chitto with a double and a single. Joey Elliott contributed two singles. Brock Roberts ripped a double. Hitting safely were Landon Roberts, Keith Wells and Rudy Brumfield.

La’Terrious Wilson was the top hitter for the Tigers with a double and a single. Ladarius Young provided two singles. Crishawn Speights and Rachard Brown had a double apiece. Corey Lewis and JaMarcus Johnson hit safely.