Bobcats hold off West Lincoln
Published 11:40 am Thursday, April 23, 2015
BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Bobcats was able to hang on to get a 10-8 victory against the West Lincoln Bears Tuesday night in high school baseball action at Stan Long Field.
The Bobcats also honored their baseball seniors as they recognized Cameron Price, Tucker Smith, Steven Ginn, Bo Smithers, Joey Elliot, Brooks Ingle and Nick Parker in a pregame ceremony before the varsity game.
Bogue Chitto will begin Class 1A playoff action Thursday as they host the Sebastopol Bobcats. Game one begins at 6 p.m.
West Lincoln will also be in Class 2A playoff action Thursday as they host Union. Game time is at 6 p.m.
Bogue Chitto 10, West Lincoln 8
The Bears hit two late homeruns in the final two innings of action to inch closer but was not able to get past the Bobcats.
The Bobcats used a four-man rotation to secure the victory as Nick Parker started and pitched one inning for BC. Brooks Ingle was the winning pitcher with three strikeouts and no walks. Cameron Price (0K, 1BB) came in at the top of the fifth inning to relieve Brooks. Steven Ginn (3K, 0BB) came in at the top of the sixth inning to closeout the game.
West Lincoln used a three-man rotation in the defeat as Lofton Sills suffered the setback with no strikeouts and five walks. Bryce Temple (1K, 4BB) came in to relieve Lofton in the bottom of the third inning. Ty Forman (1K, 0BB) close out the game out for the Bears.
In the first inning, the Bears started off hot as Bryce Temple got the first hit of the night on a deep fly ball past first base. Temple was able to make it to third base due to a Bobcat throwing error. Alex Neal hit a single to send home Temple for the first score of the evening.
In the second inning, BC managed to get their offense going as they plated four runs. The Bobcats got a hit by Tucker Lambert to start things off and the rest of the team continued to hit fielders’ choice to move runners around the bases.
In the third inning, the Bears were able to get a run across home plate with the help of three errors by the Bobcats.
In the bottom of the third, BC was able to extend their lead with a two-run third inning and a one-run fourth inning. Steven Ginn started the spark in the third inning with a stand up double. Tucker Lambert was able to get on base with a single. Brooks Ingle would get both Steven Ginn and Tucker Lambert across the plate when he hit a deep fly ball in left field. Nick Parker got a good hard hit to shortstop and was able to beat the throw.
In the fifth inning, Bogue Chitto added two more runs to the scoreboard. Rudy Brumfield got on base after drawing a walk. Tucker Smith drew a walk as well. Rudy
In the sixth inning, the Bears, down 9-2, needed a big inning to try to catch the Bobcats. Austin Burris got on base by a hard-hit grounder to shortstop and advanced on to the next base by a Bobcat error. Alex Neal was able to reach on a Bobcats error. Seth Bivens drew a walk to load the bases. Ty Forman hit a grand slam home run to cut into BC’s lead 9-6.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, BC added one more run to their score.
In the top of the seventh inning, the Bears continued their strong hitting as Alex Neal was able to get on base by a line drive out into center field. Seth Bivens battled at home plate and finally got a good pitch to hit as Bivens smashed a two-run home run to cut BC’s lead down to 10-8.
Bogue Chitto’s pitcher Steven Ginn would step up and help his team get the final two out by striking out Ty Forman and getting Hunter Maxwell to fly out to right field for the last recorded out.
Ginn was the leader at the plate for BC with a double and a single. Tucker Lambert contributed three singles. Brooks Ingle and Bo Smithers provided two singles apiece. Hitting safely were Cameron Price, Nick Parker and Rudy Brumfield.
Forman was the top slugger for the Bears with a grand slam home run, a double and a single. Bivens contributed a two-run home run. Neal provided four singles. Kylar Fielder had three singles. Temple and Maxwell ripped a pair of singles each. Nathanael Addison and Austin Burris hit safely.