DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Brookhaven Rileigh Allen pitches the win over Bogue Chitto Thursday night.
DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Brookhaven Rileigh Allen pitches the win over Bogue Chitto Thursday night.

Lady Panthers defeat Bogue Chitto

Published 11:30am Friday, August 29, 2014

BOGUE CHITTO – The Brookhaven Lady Panthers were victorious Thursday night as they knocked off the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats 6-3 in slowpitch softball action.

“I am really proud of the way the girls hit the ball tonight,” said BHS coach Mandy Vinson. “We have worked really hard in practice to get ready, and it has paid off. Rileigh Allen did a great job pitching for us by keeping Bogue Chitto off balance at the plate.”

The Lady Panthers (2-4) will resume action Tuesday night as they travel to Jackson to take on Callaway for a varsity game only starting at 5 p.m.

The Lady Cats (3-3) return to action Tuesday as they prepare to host the Lawrence County Cougars. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6 p.m.

Brookhaven 6, Bogue Chitto 3 

The Lady Panthers came out and quickly jumped on the Lady Cats in the first four innings of action to take an early 5-0 lead.

Bogue Chitto finally got their offense going in the fifth inning and rallied back by scoring three runs to cut down BHS’s lead to 5-3, but failed to come closer.

Brookhaven would add one more run in the top of the sixth inning for a a 6-3 advantage and relied on their defense to keep Bogue Chitto’s offense from rallying back in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings to secure the win.

Rileigh Allen was the winning pitcher for Ole Brook with two strikeouts and no walks.

Brooke Myers suffered the setback for BC with three strikeouts and one walk.

“Offensively, we are not together right now,” said BC coach Scott Leggett. “Defensively, we made some crucial mistakes that gave Brookhaven a three-run advantage, which was basically the difference of the contest.”

Katherine Shell was the top hitter for Ole Brook with three singles. Kat Wallace, Haley Speaks, Julianna Porter, Chantel Quarles and Fallon Brooks provided a pair of single apiece. Allen ripped a double and a single. Tia Bussey and Madison Thompson hit safely.

Christian Black powered the Lady Cats at the plate with a double and two singles. Mallory Allen and Terrah Nelson contributed two singles each. Hitting safely were Colby Kirkland, Alana Nettles, Brooke Myers and Baileigh Jackson.