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North Pike mauls Lady Cats

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / North Pike'S Madison Bigner provides the offensive power to help her Lady Jaguars crush Bogue Chitto Monday night.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / North Pike’S Madison Bigner provides the offensive power to help her Lady Jaguars crush Bogue Chitto Monday night.

BOGUE CHITTO – The North Pike Lady Jaguars mauled the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats for a 15-0 shutout victory Monday night in slowpitch softball action.

“We started off a little sluggish, but the girls came around and hit the ball really well,” said North Pike coach Sonya Wallace. “Bogue Chitto has a very good defensive ball team and it is always tough to play them, but tonight the girls did a good job hitting toward the open gaps to get the win.”

The Lady Jags (12-3, 1-1) continue action today when they visit Magnolia to battle the South Pike Lady Eagles for a big district contest. The junior varsity game will start at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity at 6 p.m.

The Lady Cats (11-4, 2-0) will see action today. They host their Lincoln County rivals, the West Lincoln Lady Bears. Junior varsity begins at 5 p.m., followed by varsity action at 6.

North Pike 15, Bogue Chitto 0 

The Lady Jags and Lady Cats came out provided their softball fans with a great defensive battle between the two schools, before North Pike managed to get their bats going in the fourth inning to grab 6-0 lead.

The Summit-based Lady Jags conducted an offensive hitting clinic in the sixth inning and exploded for nine runs to take a commanding 15-0 lead to force the mercy rule.

North Pike out hit Bogue Chitto 25-7. The Lady Cats committed five errors against the Lady Jags’ two.

McKenzie Brock was the winning pitcher for the Lady Jags with two strikeouts and one walk.

Brooke Myers absorbed the setback for the Lady Cats with no strikeouts and one walk.

Madison Bigner provided the offensive spark to lead North Pike’s explosion with a home run and two singles. Sarah Brock, Jana McEwen and Rickera Martin fueled the flames with four singles apiece. Lauren Wells contributed three singles. Madison Bates and McKenzie Brock had a pair of singles. Hitting safely were Jami Spears, Danaraye Parks and Jordan Fitzgerald.

Christian Black directed the Lady Cats at the plate with two singles. Zarriah Matthews, Jordan McKinney, Colby Kirkland, Alana Nettles and Marshonikique Blackwell hit safely.

“North Pike was pretty good tonight,” said BC coach Scott Leggett. “We squandered several of our early opportunities to score runs and make this into a contest. We have got to find a way to finish innings.”

In JV action,  North Pike blanked Bogue Chitto 6-0.

The Lady Jags were offensively by Brianna Rimes, Mary Kate Bates, Katlyn Simpson, Baylee Bryant, Linley Smith and Spears with a single apiece.

Jaide McKinney paced the Lady Cats with a double. Blackwell had a single.