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Bogue Chitto Lady Cats cruise past Stringer

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Bogue Chitto second baseman Karly Leake (left) attempts to make the tag on Stringer's runner as Abby Parker slides in safely at second base Monday night.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Bogue Chitto second baseman Karly Leake (left) attempts to make the tag on Stringer’s runner as Abby Parker slides in safely at second base Monday night.

BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats secured a 10-4 victory over the Stringer Lady Red Devils Monday night in Region 7-1A slowpitch softball action.

“We hit the ball really well at times,” said BC coach Scott Leggett. “Stringer has a good team and they made some good defensive plays to stay in the game. Overall, this was a big win for us. Defensively, we had one bad inning but we made up for it in the bottom of that inning.”

The Lady Cats (10-3, 1-0) will continue action today as they host the Amite County Lady Trojans. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:15 p.m.

Bogue Chitto 10, Stringer 4 

The Lady Cats and the Lady Red Devils battled in an important division test to see who will secure the No. 1 spot in the Region 7-1A race.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Lady Cats set the tone early to claim a 1-0 lead.

In the top of the second inning, the Lady Red Devils charged back and scored four runs to secure a 4-1 advantage. But the Lady Cats answered Stringer’s challenge in the bottom of the second and plated five runs. BC was led by Christian Black’s three-run home run as it took a 6-4 lead.

BC added to its lead by scoring two runs each in fifth and sixth innings to claim a 10-4 victory.

Brooke Myers was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cats with no strikeouts and no walks.

Abby Sawyer suffered the loss for Stringer with one strikeout and nine walks.

Christian Black powered the Lady Cats’ offense with a home run and a single. Terrah Nelson contributed two singles. Hitting safely were Zariah Matthews, Codi Leggett, Reagan Kirkland and Baileigh Jackson.

Ashley Parker and Maggie Bauer paced the Lady Red Devils at the plate with two singles each. Michaela Gambrell, Abby Sawyer, Kaitlyn Grenn, Ty Darby and Katelyn Smith hit a single each.

In junior varsity action,  the Lady Cats destroyed the Lady Red Devils 14-1,

Stevie Montgomery pitched the win for BC with one strikeout and no walks.

Payton Barron and Kaylie Chapman directed the Lady Cats’ offense with a two singles apiece. Taneshia May ripped a triple. Montgomery provided a double. Destiny Wallace, T’Asia Black, Julianna Frazier, Kaci Beth Wallace and Shyann Jackson hit safely.