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West Lincoln earns a split in classic games

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / West Lincoln's shortstop Layton Sills record the out at second base against Franklin County Saturday.

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / West Lincoln’s shortstop Layton Sills record the out at second base against Franklin County Saturday.

The Lady Bears opened the fastpitch season with a 9-1 victory over Franklin County and a 7-2 loss to the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats Saturday in West Lincoln’s softball classic.

Lady Bears 9, Lady Bulldogs 1 

Franklin County scored the first run of the day in the first inning, but West Lincoln answered to tie the game at 1-1.

Throughout the rest of the contest, the Lady Bears outscored the Lady Bulldogs 8-0 to collect the win.

Anna Brooke Davis led the Lady Bears at the plate with three hits, including a triple and a double. Layton Sills and Makennah Redd each collected two hits. Sara Jane Doty, McKenzie Pyles and Millane Lewis hit safely.

Megan Gerald was the winning pitcher for West Lincoln.

Lady Cats 7, Lady Bears 2 

The Lady Bears fell to the Lady Cats in their second game of the classic. West Lincoln took an early 1-0 lead, but Bogue Chitto fought back to take over the lead in the fourth inning after scoring three runs.

The Lady Cats added four more runs in the sixth inning to stretch the lead to 7-1.

The Lady Bears plated their final run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

West Lincoln was led at the plate by Sara Jane Doty with three hits. Millane Lewis, Makennah Redd and McKenzie Pyles collected two hits each. Layton Sills hit safely.

Megan Gerald was the losing pitcher. Alana Nettles recorded the win for BC.