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Lady Cats defeat St. Aloysius

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Bogue Chitto's catcher Mallory Allen makes a strong defensive play at home plate to prevent a St. Aloysius runner from scoring Tuesday afternoon.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Bogue Chitto’s catcher Mallory Allen makes a strong defensive play at home plate to prevent a St. Aloysius runner from scoring Tuesday afternoon.

BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats defeated the St. Aloysius Lady Flashes 4-1 Tuesday afternoon to remain undefeated in Region 7-1A fastpitch softball action.

“This was a good game for both teams,” said BC coach Scott Leggett. “Christian Black pitched a great game and the girls did a good jobs making the plays that we needed defensively to win the game. Offensively, we need to continue to work hard to get better.”

The Lady Cats (6-3, 3-0) will continue district action Thursday as they prepare to host the Natchez Cathedral Green Wave for another big test. Junior varsity action is set to begin at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:15 p.m.

Bogue Chitto 4, St. Aloysius 1

The Lady Cats relied on the strong pitching arm of Christian Black to keep the Lady Flashes off balance at the plate. Black dominated the pitching the circle collecting 11 strikeouts and walked only one runner.

Offensively, BC came out and quickly secured a 3-0 lead in the first two innings of action, before St. Aloysius managed to break up Bogue Chitto’s bid for a shutout in the top of the sixth inning by pushing across one run.

The Lady Cats would answered the Lady Flashes in the bottom of the sixth inning as they would also score one run to keep their three-run advantage and secured the win.

Zariah Matthews and Karly Leake powered the Lady Cats’ offensive attack at the plate with two singles apiece. Hitting safely were Daley Roberts, Alana Nettles, Terah Nelson, Christian Black and Reagan Kirkland.

Michelle Howington led the Lady Flashes’ offense with a double. Jordan McDonald and Grace Upshaw had a single each.

Stephanie Schoonover suffered the lost pitching for St. Aloysius.