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Bogue Chitto nips West Lincoln

The visiting Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats exploded for three runsin the top of the eighth inning to pull out a 5-2 slowpitchsoftball district win over the West Lincoln Lady Bears Thursdaynight. The was tied 2-all after seven innings.

The Bobcats (16-2, 6-0) outhit the Bears (8-6, 3-1) 10-7 at theplate. West Lincoln committed five errors to Bogue Chitto’sone.

“It was great to win a game like that,” said Bogue Chitto coachScott Leggett.”Defensively we made some huge plays. We did not hitthe ball well. We played well as a team when our backs were to thewall.”

Bogue Chitto 5, West Lincoln 2

The game was scoreless for five full innings. WestLincoln went up 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth on a pair of singlesfrom Holli Smith and Keri Easley that scored two runs.

Bogue Chitto tied the game in the top of the seventhwith two runs. Caitlin Owens singled to score Jessie MIller andShaquille Burton scored the tying run.

Caitlin Owen singled to drive in the go ahead run in thetop of the eighth. Chelsey Miller tripled to drive in two more runsas the Bobcats held of the Bears to keep the win.

“We made some bad throws in the seventh and eighthinning which gave Bogue Chitto the opportunity to win the game,”said West Lincoln head coach Andrew Redd. “We kept ourselves in thegame until those two innings and our defense letdown.”

Powering the Bobcats with two more singles was Owens.Candace Avants singled twice. Devon Welch, Jessie Miller, ShaquileBurton, and Latoya Braxton hit safely.

Kacey Smith singled twice for the Bears. Holli Smith,Keri Easley, Brittani Phillips, Megan Neal and Hannah Knouse hitsafely.

Braxton was the winner on the mound with no strikeoutsand one walks. Phillips absorbed the loss, fanning one batter andwalking four.

Junior Varsity

Bogue Chitto came back in the fourth inning to take a5-4 lead and held off West Lincoln for the win.

Leading the 9-2 Bobcats with a double and a single wasHolly Miller. Hannah Nichols, Kimberly Thomas and Hannah Holmessingled.

Ashley McCaffrey tripled and singled for the Bears.Meagan Neal tripled. Singling twice was Julie Case. Taylor Crewshit safely.