Lady Cats win slugfest over West Lincoln
BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to knock off West Lincoln 11-8 Tuesday night in slowpitch softball action.
“This was a good game for both teams,” said BC coach Scott Leggett. “The girls played really well defensively. We did not have any let-down moments during the game. Overall, I was proud for our seniors. This was a big win for them on Senior Night.”
Bogue Chitto celebrated Senior Night Tuesday as it honored Brooke Myers, Christian Black, Alana Nettles and Zariah Matthews.
The Lady Cats (15-4, 2-0) will resume action Thursday as they host the Ethel Tigers. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 6:15 p.m.
The Lady Bears (17-4, 2-0) will have the rest of the week off before returning to action Saturday as they travel to Monticello to participate in Lawrence County’s softball tournament. The Lady Bears battle Lawrence County at 9 a.m., Mendenhall at 12 p.m. and Raleigh at 3 p.m.
Bogue Chitto 11, West Lincoln 8
The Lady Cats quickly jumped on the Lady Bears to grab an early 2-0 lead.
After a strong defensive second inning, the Lady Bears’ offense managed to get rolling as they plated five runs, led by Megan Gerald’s grand slam home run in the top of the third inning.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Lady Cats answered West Lincoln’s challenge by rallying back to tie the contest at 5-5.
Both teams continued the offensive slugfest in the fourth inning as each team scored three runs to keep the game at 8-8.
After a scoreless fifth inning, the Lady Cats put together a strong offensive surge in the bottom of the sixth to score three runs to take a 11-8 lead.
In the top of the seventh, West Lincoln threatened to rally back as they loaded the bases, but failed to push across any runs as Bogue Chitto secured the final out.
Brooke Myers was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cats with no strikeouts and no walks.
Makennah Redd absorbed the setback on the mound for West Lincoln with no strikeouts and four walks.
Alana Nettles and Christian Black powered BC’s offensive attack with three singles each. Reagan Kirkland and Codi Leggett contributed two singles apiece. Terrah Nelson ripped a double. Zariah Matthew had a single.
Megan Gerald directed the Lady Bears’ offense with a grand slam home run and a single. Peyton White and Alli Mullins provided three singles each. Hanna Moak ripped a double and a single. Millane Lewis had two singles. Hitting safely were Sara Jane Doty, Layton Sills and Skylar Hall.
“Both teams hit the ball really well tonight,” said West Lincoln coach Andrew Redd. “Our defense wasn’t very sharp tonight as we usually are. The girls fought hard until the end, but we came up a little short at the end.”
In junior varsity action, West Lincoln defeated Bogue Chitto 5-3.
Skylar Hall pitched the win for West Lincoln with no strikeouts and one walk.
Hall paced the Lady Bears at the plate with three singles. Emalyn Langley contributed two singles. Morgan Newman, McKenzie Pyles, Maddox Redd, Bailey Wilson, Madison McNatt and Ashley Tabor hit safely.
T’Asia Black, Payton Barron, Kylie Chapman and Rainie Welch were the top hitters for BC with a single each.