Ingomar bags Lady ‘Cats

Published 5:00 am Monday, October 25, 2004

JACKSON — The Ingomar Lady Falcons swept two games from theBogue Chitto Lady Bobcats Saturday to capture the Class 1A stateslowpitch softball championship at V.A. Fields. Ingomar, playingaggressive softball, won the first game 7-4 and the second contest6-5.

“It was not the way we wanted to end,” said Bogue Chitto coachScott Leggett. “But I am extremely proud of my girls. We made it asfar as we could and some people could never make it here. We’reSouth State champs and nothing can take that away.”

Bogue Chitto, which committed 7 errors in the twinbill, finishedthe season 27-12. Ingomar wrapped up its season 32-8.

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“Both teams played hard,” said Ingomar coach Chris Kidd. ‘BogueChitto is a good team. Both games were tough. We fought hard justlike we did all year to win.”

Pitcher Brittni Gillian recorded the wins and Latoya Braxtonabsorbed the losses.

Ingomar 7, Bogue Chitto 4

In the first game, Ingomar led 7-1 going into the bottom of theseventh inning. Bogue Chitto collected three runs but remainedshort of the tie. The Lady Falcons outhit the Lady Bobcats 9-5.Bogue Chitto committed three errors compared to Ingormar’s two.

Powering the Lady Bobcats at the plate with a pair of singleswas third baseman Brynna Wallace. Meleah Brown, Kayla Smith andLatoya Braxton singled.

Ingomar was directed by Ashley Hale, Heather Deaton, BrittneyAkins and Natalie Frend who ripped two singles apiece. JessicaSeger hit safely.

Ingomar 6, Bogue Chitto 5

Second-game action saw Bogue Chitto go ahead of Ingomar 4-2after four innings. Candace Braxton singled to drive in two runs inthe three-run spree in the fourth. Devon Welch singled in Wallacefor the fourth run.

The Lady Falcons came back with two runs in the bottom of thefifth to tie the game at 4-4. They shook up several Bogue Chittoplayers with aggressive base running.

The Lady Bobcats went back up 5-4 in the top of the sixth on asingle from Chelsey Miller that drove in Kayla Smith. Ingomarrallied for two more runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull outthe win.

Doubling for Bogue Chitto was Brown. Haley Roberts, ChelseyMiller and Candace Avants singled twice. Hitting safely were BrynnaWallace, Kayla Smith, Devon Welch, Candace Braxton and DoriHall.

Ingomar, the 2002 state champion, was sparked by KellyWilliamson and Jessica Seger’s three singles. Lyndi Kidd, StephineDillar, Molly Gardner, Brittney Atkins, Deaton and Frendsingled.