Lady Cats win two in season opener

Published 9:50 pm Saturday, August 15, 2015

PUCKETT — The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats began their 2015 slowpitch season with two big wins over Mize and Richland Saturday in the Puckett Lady Wolves Tournament.

The Lady Cats clobbered the Mize Lady Bulldogs 14-2 in the opener and blanked the Richland Lady Rebels 5-0 in the second game.

“It was a good opening day for us,” BC coach Scott Leggett said. “The girls played really well in both games.”

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The Lady Cats (2-0) will continue action Tuesday as they host the Wesson Lady Cobras for their home opener. Junior varsity action is set to begin at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6 p.m.

Bogue Chitto 14, Mize 2 

The Lady Cats came out on fire in their season opener as they hammered the Mize Lady Bulldogs in the first three innings of the contest to secure an 8-2 lead.

Bogue Chitto continued their strong offense onslaught in the top of the fourth inning and scored six more runs to claim a 14-2 victory in four innings of action.

Senior pitcher Brooke Myers collected BC’s first win on the rubber with two strikeouts and three walks.

Shelby Lee suffered the loss for the Lady Bulldogs with no strikeouts and three walks.

Christian Black and Cherie Savoie powered the Lady Cats offensive attack with three singles each. Zariah Matthews, Codi Leggett, Terrah Nelson and Alana Nettles fueled the flames with two singles apiece. Regan Kirkland, Karly Leake, Lineka Newson and Brooke Myers hit safely.

Emma Easterling and Amy Welborn paced the Lady Bulldogs’ offense with a single each.

Bogue Chitto 5, Richland 0 

In game two, the Lady Cats and the Lady Rebels battled in a scoreless contest in the first two innings of action, before BC’s offense caught fire to score four runs in the third inning to secure a 4-0 lead.

Bogue Chitto added another run on the scoreboard in the fifth inning to extend their lead to 5-0 and held on for the win in a seven-inning defensive contest.

Myers pitched the win for BC with one strikeout and one walk.

Grantham absorbed the loss on the mound for Richland with one strikeout and no walks.

Cherie Savoie directed the Lady Cats’ offense with a double and a single. Codi Leggett, Zariah Matthews and Terrah Nelson provided two singles each. Regan Kirkland contributed a double. Hitting safely was Baileigh Jackson and Christian Black.

Hardage, White and Sheilds were the top hitters for Richland with a single apiece.