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Smith, Lady Cats hold Edinburg girls hitless

BOGUE CHITTO – Toy Smith pitched a no-hitter and the BogueChitto Lady Cats crushed Edinburg’s Lady Eagles 13-1 Monday inClass 1A state fastpitch softball action, sweeping thebest-of-three series. Smith struck out three batters and walked twoin the 4-inning game as she made her first pitching appearancesince a knee injury sustained April 17.

Bogue Chitto (15-8) advances to the second round and faces NatchezCathedral in another best-of-three series. The first game isThursday at Cathedral; starting at 5 p.m. Game Two will be playedFriday at Bogue Chitto, also at 5 p.m.

“We did what we needed to do to win,” said BC coach Scott Leggett.”Now we must get ready for Natchez Cathedral.”

Leggett’s girls exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the fistinning and cruised to another easy victory. They had won 15-0Thursday night at Edinburg before rain delayed the second gameuntil Monday.

Two doubles and a single by third baseman Adrienne Wallace poweredBC’s 12-hit attack. Mattie Avants and Rheagan Welch had two hitsapiece. Josie Porter and Darcy Miller doubled as BC took a 10-0,second inning lead.

“Out mistakes (five errors) and our lack of hits were thedifference in the game,” said Edinburg coach Lisa Sanford. “We area young team. This is our third year to have a team so this is alearning experience for us.”

Edinburg (3-9) couldn’t get any hits or runs to support losingpitcher Alana King (1 K, 1 BB).