Bobcats blank Pelahatchie
Senior Brock Roberts pitched a three-hit shutout Tuesday night to lead Bogue Chitto in a key district matchup over visiting Pelahatchie, 9-0.
Coach Russ Carter’s Bobcats improved to 6-10 overall and 2-2 in district play.
Roberts, 3-2, fanned 15 and allowed just two walks. He had command of all his pitches, and had his hand in all 21 outs.
“Brock has refined his pitches and has really learned how to locate his breaking ball,” said Coach Carter, in his second season as the Bobcats’ skipper. “He’s always had a live arm, but he’s now throwing consistently in the mid, to high, 80’s.”
After scoring one run in the first inning, and two in the second, the Bobcats had a big six-run third inning. Roberts led off with a single, followed by a Steven Ginn single. Tucker Lambert walked to load the bases. Joey Elliott was hit by a pitch to send one run across, and then Rudy Brumfield knocked in two with a clutch single. Brumfield and Nick Parker would later score in the inning.
“That was a big hit by Rudy,” said Coach Carter. “We had some good swings tonight. Ginn had two hits to lead the Bobcats at the plate. Keith Wells also had a single.
The Chiefs fell to 3-11 with the loss.
The two teams are scheduled to meet again Friday at Pelahatchie.
In junior varsity action, the Bobcats scattered six hits in three innings to beat Pelahatchie 10-0. Cameron Price, Bo Smithers, Grant Leake, Conner Douglas, Brandon McKenzie, and Tucker Smith all had singles for Bogue Chitto.
Pitchers Brooks Ingle combined with Keith Wells and Bo Smithers to limit the Chiefs to just two hits. The Bobcats scored three runs in the first inning and seven in the second.