Lady Cats’ defense edge West Lincoln

Published 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats relied on their strong defense to edge the West Lincoln Lady Bears 2-1 Monday night in slowpitch softball action.

“Another great defensive ball game,” said BC coach Scott Leggett. “We have got to do a better job producing at the plate offensively.”

The Lady Cats (10-3, 1-0) continue action today. They visit the Stringer Lady Red Devils for a huge Region 1A contest. Junior varsity begins at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity at 6.

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The Lady Bears (9-5-1, 1-0) return to the diamond Thursday and host a Region 2A foe, the Puckett Lady Wolves. Junior varsity begins at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity at 6. West Lincoln was originally scheduled to play Pisgah today, but the game has been moved to next week.

Bogue Chitto 2, W. Lincoln 1 

The Lady Cats and Lady Bears provided another tough defensive bout for their softball fans.

BC came out and quickly set the tone of the matchup by grabbing a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

West Lincoln managed to trim into the Lady Cats lead in the bottom of the second inning with one run.

Both teams battled back and forth throughout the contest as BC relied on strong defensive plays to hold on for the win.

Brooke Myers was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cats with one strikeout and one walk.

Heather Moak absorbed the setback for the Lady Bears with one strikeout and no walks.

Jordan McKinney directed BC’s offensive charge with three singles. Zariah Matthews contributed two singles. Christian Black had a double. Hitting safely were Earlnesheia Dillon, Mallory Allen and Terrah Nelson.

Micah Redd was the offensive leader for West Lincoln with two singles. Alli Mullins, Bentley Sills and Heather Moak hit safely.

“Bogue Chitto’s defense set up big and took several hits away for us,” said West Lincoln coach Andrew Redd. “Overall, I was pleased with our defensive efforts. The girls fought hard to stay in the game. We need to do a better job hitting line drives than fly balls.”

In JV action, West Lincoln clobbered Bogue Chitto 12-4.

Makennah Redd sparked the Lady Bears’ offense with two doubles. Anna Brooke Davis, Millane Lewis and Sara Jane Doty fueled the flames with a pair of singles. Hitting safely were Destiny Wallace, Katie Maxwell and Addie Spring.

Marshonikique Blackwell paced the Lady Cats at the plate with two singles. Jaddie McKinney, Reagan Kirkland, Lauren McCaffrey, Lineka Newsom, Karly Leake and Baileigh Jackson hit safely.