BC sweeps Pelahatchie
BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats conducted a hitting and pitching clinic Friday night in the second round of the Class 1A State softball playoffs.
The Lady Cats destroyed the Pelahatchie Lady Chiefs 17-0 in Game One and 13-1 in Game Two to sweep the series.
“We did what we needed to get the wins,” said BC coach Scott Leggett. “The girls hit the ball really well. Rheagan Welch and Christian Black both pitched a solid game. It is great to get the victories.”
The Lady Cats (19-8) advance to the third round and visit the winner of the Natchez Cathedral-Stringer series Thursday for Game One. BC returns home Saturday to host Game Two and, if necessary, Game Three. Game times have not been set.
The Lady Chiefs, coached by Steve Tuttle, conclude their season with an 8-9 worksheet.
Bogue Chitto 17, Pelahatchie 0
The Lady Cats overpowered the young Lady Chiefs and hammered Pelahatchie to invoke the mercy rule in five innings of action.
Senior Rheagan Welch provided a solid pitching performance to collect the win for BC with 10 strikeouts and two walks.
Becca Kennedy suffered the loss for Pelahatchie with no strikeouts and five walks.
Freshman right-fielder Christian Black sparked the Lady Cats’ offense with a triple, a double and two singles. Mattie Avants fueled the flames with three singles. Alexis Givens and Mallory Allen contributed a pair of singles. Hitting safely were Daley Roberts, Adrienne Wallace and Brooke Myers.
Catcher Lacey Harpe was the offensive leader for the Lady Chiefs with a single.
“The girls played hard,” said Tuttle. “Bogue Chitto is an outstanding ball club. We were very fortunate to make this far in the playoffs.
“This is a very young team and it was a great learning experience for our girls. I am excited and looking forward to next year.”
Bogue Chitto 13, Pelahatchie 1
Bogue Chitto continued their hot hitting streak in Game Two to sweep the series in four innings of work.
Black tossed the win for BC with seven strikeouts and no walks.
Kennedy took the loss for the Lady Chiefs with no strikeouts and six walks.
Black directed the Lady Cats offensive charge with a home run and a single. Allen continued the onslaught with a triple and a single. Wallace contributed two singles. Kerri McGehee, Alana Nettles, Givens and Roberts hit safely.
Pelahatchie was led by Caitlin Bishop, Jasmiah Collier and Kennedy with a single.