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Bogue Chitto handcuffs Hazlehurst

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Bogue Chitto's Nick Parker (9) provides his teams with a strong pitching performance against the Hazlehurst Indians in Friday night baseball action.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Bogue Chitto’s Nick Parker (9) provides his teams with a strong pitching performance against the Hazlehurst Indians in Friday night baseball action.

BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Bobcats captured a big 5-1 victory over the Hazlehurst Indians in baseball action at Stan Long Field.

“We are playing good clean ball and we are having fun,” BC’s new baseball coach, Tony Davis, said. “The guys played hard, and Parker pitched a good game. Overall, I was very pleased with their effort, but we need to work on hitting the ball more.”

The Bobcats (6-3) begins Region 7-1A action Tuesday as they travel to Vicksburg to take on the St. Flashes. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.

Bogue Chitto 5, Hazlehurst 1 

The Bobcats came out strong in the first two innings of action to claim a 5-0 lead.

Bogue Chitto relied on Nick Parker’s strong pitching performance to keep the Indians off balance at the plate. Parker pitched the win collecting 12 strikeouts and did not give up a walk.

The Indians managed to score their only run in the top of the seventh inning to break up BC’s bid for a shutout.

Nick Smith suffered the loss for the Indians on the mound with two strikeouts and six walks.

Steven Ginn paced the Bobcats at the plate with a double. Rudy Brumfield provided a single.

Ladarius Williams directed the Indians’ offense with two singles. Deontae Mitchell had a single.

“I appreciate the guys effort they gave tonight,” Hazlehurst’s new baseball coach, Damien Gary, said. “We are a very young team, but the guys are working hard everyday to get better.”