Lady Cats advance to South State
BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats advance to the Class 1A South State championship after knocking off the Nanih Waiya Lady Warriors in round two of a three-game series Saturday,
Bogue Chitto defeated the Lady Warriors 1-0 in Game One, lost Game Two 6-3 and rallied back in Game Three to win 11-10 in nine innings of action.
“This was a great series between two competitive teams,” said BC coach Scott Leggett. “Game Three was very intense, but I am extremely proud of my girls for fighting back to secure the win.”
The Lady Cats (23-10) resume action Tuesday as they host Sebastopol in a battle of Bobcats. Game time is set to begin at 4 p.m. This will be BC’s eighth appearance in slow-pitch softball action for the South State championship in 11 years.
Bogue Chitto 1, Nanih Waiya 0
Brooke Myers was the winning pitcher in Game One for BC with no strikeouts and no walks.
Terry Amos suffered the loss for the Lady Warriors with no strikeouts and four walks.
Christian Black powered the Lady Cats offense with a double and a single. Hitting safely was Zariah Matthews, Alana Nettles, Karly Leake and Myers.
Chelsey Smith, Marlee Parks and Amos paced Nanih Waiya’s offense with a single each.
Nanih Waiya 6, BC 3
Amos tossed the win in Game Two to tie the series with one strikeout and 10 walks.
Myers absorbed the setback for BC with no strikeouts and one walk.
Black led the team at the plate with two singles. Reagan Kirkland, Terrah Nelson, Mallory Allen and Nettles had a single apiece.
Amos powered the Lady Warriors attack with a home run and a single. Parks contributed a double and a single. Hitting safely were McKenzie Johnson, Krysten Eaves, Hope Thames, Ashley Thames, Brantley Sheets and Allana Lovorn.
BC 11, Nanih Waiya 10
In Game Three, the Warriors came out and secured a 5-0 lead in four inning of action, before BC rallied back in the fifth and sixth inning to take a 9-8 lead before going into the seventh inning.
Nanih Waiya would reclaimed the lead at 10-9 in the top of the seventh inning, but BC would answered in the bottom of the seventh inning on Black’s solo home run to tie the contest and force extra innings.
Both teams would go scoreless in the eighth inning and BC’s defense would keep the Lady Warriors scoreless in the top of the ninth inning. In the bottom of the ninth inning, BC would capture the victory by pushing one run across the plate.
Myers pitched the win for BC with one strikeout and no walks.
Amos took the loss for Nanih Waiya with no strikeouts and seven walks.
Black sparked the Lady Cats at the plate with a home run and two singles. Nelson and Matthews fueled the flames with a double and a single each. Allen ripped three singles. Colby Kirkland and Baileigh Jackson provided a pair of singles. Hitting safely was Reagan Kirkland, Leake and Myers.
Amos led the Lady Warriors with a home run. Parks contributed two doubles and a single. Johnson and Thames provided double and two singles apiece. Reagan Holdiness had four singles. Lovorn hit two singles and Sheets had a single.