Lady Cats beat West Lincoln, edge Lawrence Co.
BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats captured two softball wins Monday.
The Lady Cats defeated the West Lincoln Lady Bears 3-0 in Game One and edged the Lawrence County Lady Cougars 3-2 in the finale.
The Lady Cats (5-2), coached by Scott Leggett, will resume action today as they visit Wesson to take on the Lady Cobras in an early contest. The varsity game will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the junior varsity contest.
The Lady Bears (4-2), coached by Andrew Redd, will also be in action today as they host the Salem Lady Wildcats. The junior varsity game will start at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:15 p.m.
The Lady Cougars (2-3), coached by Meleah Howard, will continue action today as they travel to Raymond. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:15. Lawrence County will also be in action Thursday as they host the Brookhaven Lady Panthers. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:15 p.m.
Lady Cats 3, Lady Bears 0
The Lady Cats and the Lady Bears battled in a scoreless game in the first two innings, before Bogue Chitto plated two runs in the third.
Bogue Chitto held the Lady Bears scoreless throughout the game, while it pushed across one more run in the bottom of the sixth inning to secure the victory.
“This was a good win,” said Leggett. “We are glad to get our players back from the basketball team. Everyone stepped up and played well today. Christian Black pitched a really good game for us in the circle in her first game back.”
Black was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cats with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Meagan Gerald absorbed the setback for the Lady Bears with one strikeout and three walks.
Terrah Nelson powered the Lady Cats with three singles. Zariah Matthews contributed two singles. Hitting safely were Cherie Savoie, Reagan Kirkland, Baileigh Jackson, Karley Leake and Black.
Gerald was the top hitter at the plate for West Lincoln with two singles. Anna Brooke Davis, Makennah Redd, Millane Lewis, Peyton White and McKenzie Pyles hit safely.
“We made too many errors to compete with Bogue Chitto today,” said West Lincoln coach Andrew Redd. “We hit the ball okay, but we struggled to get our bunts down to move our runners into scoring position.”
In junior varsity action, Bogue Chitto edged West Lincoln 7-6.
Kayci Beth Wallace led the Lady Cats with two singles. Julianna Frazier and Alece Nettles had a single each.
Gracie Guynes (2K, 2BB) and Frazier (1K, 1BB) pitched for the Lady Cats.
Skylar Hall directed the Lady Bears at the plate with two singles. Jana Case, Bailey Wilson and Micah Powell hit a single apiece.
Ashley Tabor (1K, 5BB) pitched for West Lincoln.
Lady Cats 3, Lady Cougars 2
In the nightcap, the Lady Cats fought in another defensive contest with the Lady Cougars. Bogue Chitto captured an early lead, scoring one run in the bottom of the first and second innings to secure a 2-0 advantage.
The Lady Cats would add one more run in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The Lady Cougars managed to break up Bogue Chitto’s shutout in the top of the seventh inning when they scored two run with no outs. The Lady Cougars had the potential game-tying run on second base, but Bogue Chitto recorded the final three outs to clinch the win.
“This was a battle until the very end,” said Leggett. “Both teams played hard. Alana Nettles pitched a great game to help us collect the win. Lawrence County has a very good team.”
Codi Leggett was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cats with no strikeouts and two walks. Nettles took over in the third inning to pitch in relief after Leggett suffered an injury. Nettles finished the game with four strikeouts and one walk.
Jordan Harp suffered the setback in the circle for the Lady Cougars with eight strikeouts, three walks and one hit batter.
Matthews led the Lady Cats with a double. Kirkland, Black, Jackson and Leggett hit safely.
Callie Fortenberry directed the Lady Cougars at the plate with a double and a single. Josie Nations, Maddux Kirkland and Elizabeth Smith ripped a pair of singles each. Sydney Pevey provided a double and Tyrenesha Davis had a single.
“We have got to do a better job defensively if we expect to win games like this,” said Howard.
In junior varsity action, Lawrence County beat Bogue Chitto 9-6.
Skylar Spikes paced the Lady Cougars’ hitting with two singles. Amanda Rushing contributed a triple. Ragan Beth Bullock provided a double. Hitting safely were Lily Stephens, Molly Davis and Gin Fortenberry.
Stevie Montgomery and Julianna Frazier were the top hitters at the plate for Bogue Chitto with a single each.
Gracie Guynes and Frazier both pitched for BC. Frazier finished with no strikeouts, two walks and three hit batters. Guynes had no strikeouts, one walk and one hit batter.