Bobcats rally to clinch third place over Pelahatchie
PELAHATCHIE – The Bogue Chitto Bobcats rallied back in the final two innings of baseball action Tuesday night to capture a huge 5-4 win over the Pelahatchie Chiefs and secure third place in the Region 7-1A race.
The Bobcats (11-6, 2-3) are schedule to wrap up the division series Friday night as they host the Pelahatchie Chiefs at Stan Long Field. The junior varsity game will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 7 p.m.
Bogue Chitto 5, Pelahatchie 4
The Bobcats and the Chiefs enter into the contest with a lot on the line as both teams battled to basically take control or secure third place in the division race.
After a scoreless first inning of action, Bogue Chitto managed to score first in the top of the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third inning, Pelahatchie battled back and broke through BC’s defense to push across the plate three runs to take over the lead at 3-1 and added another run in the bottom of the fifth inning to increase their lead at 4-1.
In the top of the sixth inning, the Bobcats roared back as Bo Smithers smashed a two-run single scoring Joey Elliott and Tucker Lambert to cut down the Chiefs lead to 4-3.
In the top of the seventh inning, Bogue Chitto continued their offensive attack at the plate as the Bobcats fought hard to tie the game up at 4-all and managed to score the potential winning run as Brandon McKenzie came in from third base on a hit by pitch.
Steven Ginn dominated the pitcher mound for BC to collect the win. Ginn pitched the final two and 1/3 innings in relief and threw a no hitter, while collecting six strikeouts and did not give up a walk. Nick Parker (4K, 2BB) started for the Bobcats and pitched four and 2/3 innings.
Jason King suffered the lost on the rubber for the Chiefs with nine strikeouts and one walk. Tyler Flores (0K, 0BB) also pitched in relief.
Smithers was the top slugger at the plate for Bogue Chitto with three singles and three RBIs. Hitting safely were Joey Elliott, Steven Ginn, Brooks Ingle, Tucker Lambert and Rudy Brumfield.
Tyler Flores paced the Chiefs’ offense with a double and a single. Antonio Beeman contributed a double. Hunter Martin, Cody Myers and Jason King provided a single each.