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Lady Bears defeat Lady Cats

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / West Lincoln's Sara Jane Doty (2) slides in safely to home plate while Bogue Chitto catcher Kayci Beth Wallace (19) stretches to make the catch in softball action Saturday.

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / West Lincoln’s Sara Jane Doty (2) slides in safely to home plate while Bogue Chitto catcher Kayci Beth Wallace (19) stretches to make the catch in softball action Saturday.

The West Lincoln Lady Bears beat the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats 8-1 Saturday at West Lincoln.

“Glad to get the win,” said West Lincoln coach Andrew Redd. “The girls played hard and made the plays that we needed to collect the win.”

The Lady Bears (2-2) will return to action Friday when thet travel to Wesson to take on the Lady Cobras. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:15.

The Lady Cats, coached by Scott Leggett, will resume action Tuesday as they visit Columbia. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:15 p.m.

Lady Bears 8, Lady Cats 1 

The Lady Cats and the Lady Bears fought in a scoreless contest in the first two innings, before West Lincoln got its offense going in the third to secure a 2-0 lead.

Bogue Chitto would answer in the top of the fourth, scoring their only run of the game.

The Lady Bears scored three additional runs in the bottom of the fourth and were able to stop the Lady Cats from scoring in the final three innings. West Lincoln added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to claim the 8-1 win.

The Lady Bears collected seven hits. Sara Jane Doty led the Lady Bears with two singles. Megan Gerald ripped a double. McKenzie Pyles, Mackennah Redd, Jana Case and Anna Brooke Davis each hit safely. Pyles, Redd and Case each recorded an RBI.

The Lady Bobcats collected 10 hits in the game. Reagan Kirkland led the Lady Cats at the plate going 3-for-3 with three singles. Codi Leggett and Julianna Frazier each had two singles. Cherrie Savoie, Stevie Montgomery, and Alana Nettles all hit safely. Codi Leggett collected the only RBI for Bogue Chitto.

Megan Gerald pitched the win for the Lady Bears. She allowed only one run on 10 hits. She struck out four and walked two.

Alana Nettles absorbed the setback for Bogue Chitto. She allowed eight runs on seven hits, walked one, and had four strikeouts.