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Bogue Chitto returns four starters for 2016

BOGUE CHITTO – Coach Tony Davis returns four starters for the 2016 baseball campaign.

The Bobcats will be looking to improve on a 17-9 record from last season. Davis will rely on leftfielder Rudy Brumfield, centerfielder Tucker Lambert, third baseman/pitcher Conner Douglas and shortstop Grant Leake to provide leadership.

“We will be young and inexperienced in several key areas, but the guys are working hard to steadily improve,” said Davis. “We lost six starters to graduation, which four of those players were our starting pitchers.”

Bogue Chitto’s players lost to graduation were pitcher/shortstop Stephen Ginn, catcher/first baseman Joey Elliott, first baseman/catcher Bo Smithers, center fielder/pitcher Brooks Ingle, pitcher/right fielder Nick Parker, pitcher/second baseman Cameron Price and designated hitter Tucker Smith.

The Bobcats will host a classic contest Friday as they take on the Hazlehurst Indians at 5 p.m. Bogue Chitto will also be in action Saturday as it hosts Wesson. Junior varsity action begins at 11 a.m., followed by the varsity game at 1 p.m.

 Bogue Chitto baseball schedule 

FEBRUARY

26-Hazlehurst

27-Wesson

MARCH 

1-Tylertown

4-at Loyd Star Tournament (Loyd Star at 8 p.m.)

5-at Loyd Star Tournament (West Lincoln at 10 a.m.)

7-at Lawrence County Tournament (South Pike at 2:30 p.m.)

11-at Lawrence County Tournament (Natchez Cathedral at 4:45 p.m.)

12-Enterprise

15-at Natchez

19-at Hazlehurst

25-Bogue Chitto Tournament (Loyd Star, 10-12 p.m.; Natchez 3-5 p.m.)

31-at Salem

APRIL 

2-Amite County

5-at Salem

8-Salem

9-at West Lincoln, 11 a.m.

9-at Loyd Star, 4-6 p.m.

16-at Amite County

19-at Tylertown