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West Lincoln splits with BC

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / West Lincoln's Millane Lewis receives a high-five from her coach Andrew Redd at third base after hitting a home run in Game Two action against Bogue Chitto.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / West Lincoln’s Millane Lewis receives a high-five from her coach Andrew Redd at third base after hitting a home run in Game Two action against Bogue Chitto.

The West Lincoln Lady Bears and the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats captured an split decision in Saturday’s slowpitch softball action.

The Lady Cats rallied back to knock off West Lincoln 7-5 to win game one and the Lady Bears roared past Bogue Chitto 6-1 in game two.

“It was good to get a win before starting the playoffs,” said West Lincoln coach Andrew Redd. “Overall, we did not hit the ball really well today. We need to be more consistent at the plate.

The Lady Cats (19-9, 4-0) will resume action Tuesday as they begin their march in the Class 1A softball state playoffs. BC will host French Camp Academy for a best-of-three contest starting at 4 p.m.

The Lady Bears will also be in playoff action Tuesday as they host Eupora, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Bogue Chitto 7, West Lincoln 5 

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Bogue Chitto's Mallory Allen collects a big hit in Saturday action against West Lincoln

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Bogue Chitto’s Mallory Allen collects a big hit in Saturday action against West Lincoln

Brook Myers was the winning pitcher for BC with two strikeouts and one walk.

Makennah Redd suffered the setback for West Lincoln with two strikeouts and five walks.

Mallory Allen was the offensive leader at the plate for the Lady Cats with a double and two singles. Christian Black and Reagan Kirkland contributed a pair of singles. Hitting safely were Zariah Matthews, Alana Nettles and Baileigh Jackson.

“We had our good moments and our bad moments today,” said BC coach Scott Leggett. “It felt like we press to much at times and did not relax to have fun playing. Overall, there were two good teams playing today. Now, it is time to start getting ready for the playoffs.”

Makennah Redd was the top hitter at the plate for West Lincoln with home run. Breanna Fauver contributed three singles. Anna Brooke Davis provided a pair of singles. Micah Redd, Millane Lewis, Malori Hall, Peyton White and Addie Spring hit safely.

West Lincoln 6, Bogue Chitto 1 

Makennah Redd tossed the win for the Lady Bears with one strikeout and three walks.

Brooke Myers absorbed the setback for BC with no strikeouts and two walks.

Lewis powered the West Lincoln’s offense with a home run and three singles. Davis and Hall provided two singles apiece. Layton Sills ripped a double. Hitting safely were Jana Case, Ashley Thomas and Makennah Redd.

Terrah Nelson, Black, Myers, Nettles and Matthews were the top sluggers for the Lady Cats with a single apiece.