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Lady ‘Cats

BOGUE CHITTO — The Bogue Chitto Lady ‘Cats had reason tocelebrate Monday night. Their 10-0 shutout of archrival WestLincoln secured the Division 7-1A slowpitch softball championshipon Stan Long Field.

Bogue Chitto (22-3, 10-0), coached by Scott Leggett, will havethe home field advantage for the opening round of the stateplayoffs which begin Tuesday, Oct. 11. They will host the Division5 runner-up, either Weir or Noxapater, for a best-of-threeseries.

“We’re district champs!,” exclaimed Leggett. “Our girls did agreat job. We were focused and hit the ball. We also played greatdefense.”

Winning pitcher Latoya Braxton (20-3) did not issue a walk orstrike out a batter in the 5-inning game. She was supported bystrong defense and West Lincoln managed just 4 hits.

Brittani Phillips took the loss. She walked 1 batter and struckout none.

At the plate, BC finished with 13 hits, powered by outfielderChelsey Miller who singled twice and homered. Braxton collected 2singles. Left-center fielder Candace Avants had 2 hits. ShaquilleBurton, Jessie Miller, Devon Welch, Kelly Howard and Meleah Brownsingled.

West Lincoln (15-7, 7-2), coached by Andrew Redd, got 2 hitsfrom Holli Smith. April Kennedy and Phillips singled.

The Lady ‘Cats took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. They played4 runs in the second and 4 more in the 3.

In the JV game, Bogue Chitto posted a 7-1victory and secured the JV division title. Winning pitcherChristianna May fanned 2 batters and walked none.

“Our JV had a great season,” said Leggett. “I’m very proud ofthem and the effort they game us.”

The Lady ‘Cats (11-2) were directed by Kim Thomas who tripled.Amanda Owen, Chassity Moak, Mikki Mitchell, Hannah Nichols, MeaganRoberts and Darcy Miller singled.