Bogue Chitto edges Lawrence County
Published 10:50 am Friday, September 4, 2015
MONTICELLO – Bogue Chitto edged Lawrence County 6-4 in Thursday night slow pitch softball action at Lawrence County High School.
The Lady Bobcats got two booming homeruns from Christian Black. Those blows accounted for five of Bogue Chitto’s six runs. Lawrence County attempted to mount a late comeback, but the Lady Cougars fell short.
With the win, Scott Leggett’s crew improved to 8-3 on the season, and avenged a blowout loss suffered to Lawrence County two weeks earlier. Lawrence County, coached by Bogue Chitto alum Meleah Howard, fell to 9-2 on the campaign.
“It was a good game by both teams,” said Leggett. “Both teams played good defense, and we were able to get the big hits when we needed them.”
The biggest blows came from Black. Zarriah Matthews led off the game with a walk. After singles by Alana Nettles and Terrah Nelson, Black crushed a 3-run homer to right-center. Bogue Chitto led 4-0.
Lawrence County got one-run back in the bottom of the first on a solo homer by second baseman Josey Nations. In the top of the third, however, Bogue Chitto stretched its lead to 6-1. Terrah Nelson singled with one out, and Black launched a mammoth blow to left-center. The Lady Bobcats would never get a runner past first base after that, but their lead held up.
Lawrence County put together four singles in the bottom of the fourth, scoring two runs and cutting the lead to 6-3. Emalee Gaffney then led off the bottom of the fifth with a pinch-hit homerun, making it a 6-4 game. LCHS managed just one base runner in the sixth and seventh innings.
Black went 3-for-3 to lead Bogue Chitto, and Nelson added two hits. Matthews and Alana Nettles also hit safely. Nations led Lawrence County with two hits. Gaffney, Abbie Errington, Barri Rogers, Jordan Harp, Zyon Feazell, and Maddux Kirkland each had one hit.
Both pitchers were outstanding. Brooke Myers worked for Bogue Chitto, not walking a single batter. For Lawrence County, Barri Rogers battled through serious illness to go the full seven innings, walking just one.
On Tuesday, Lawrence County will host North Pike in a Division 6-4A battle. Bogue Chitto will travel to West Lincoln.