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Lady Cats roar past Salem

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Salem's second baseman Zoie Bridges (23) secures the out at second just in time as Bogue Chitto's runner Reagan Kirkland (15) slides in.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Salem’s second baseman Zoie Bridges (23) secures the out at second just in time as Bogue Chitto’s runner Reagan Kirkland (15) slides in.

BOGUE CHITTO – The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats captured a 10-1 Region 7-1A win over the Salem Lady Wildcats Thursday night in a best-of-three series.

“We hit the ball really well tonight,” said BC coach Scott Leggett. “Christian Black did a great job pitching. I was very proud of the girls’ effort. This was a big district win.”

Bogue Chitto (9-2, 1-0) will continue action today as the Lady Cats travel to Vicksburg to take on the Lady Gators. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:15 p.m. BC will also play Saturday as they will face Enterprise at 1 p.m. and Brookhaven at 5:30 in Lawrence County’s softball tournament.

Lady Bobcats 10, Lady Wildcats 1

Trailing 1-0 after one inning of action, the Lady Bobcats started to heat up in the second inning as they plated three runs to take over the lead at 3-1.

Bogue Chitto continue its hot hitting through the rest of the game, scoring two runs in the third, one run in the fourth, two runs in the fifth and two more runs in the sixth inning to take the 10-1 win.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Bogue Chitto's Christian Black prepares to deliver her pitch in softball action against Salem Thursday night.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Bogue Chitto’s Christian Black prepares to deliver her pitch in softball action against Salem Thursday night.

“Bogue Chitto’s pitcher (Christian Black) threw a great game against us,” said Salem coach Bird Martin. “We just could not hit her tonight. Overall, it was a good game.”

Black provided a dominating performance in the circle. She struck out 14 batters and did not give up a walk.

Brittany Bergeron absorbed the setback for Salem with no strikeouts and five walks. Dakota Thomas (0K, 0BB) also saw some action in the pitching circle in relief.

Codi Leggett powered the Lady Cats’ offensive attack with three doubles. Reagan Kirkland contributed two singles. Baileigh Jackson provided a double. Black ripped a triple. Hitting safely were Zariah Matthews, Cherie Savoie, Alana Nettles and Terrah Nelson.

Aliyah McGlown was the top hitter at the plate for Salem with a double. Zoie Bridges and Bergeron had a single each.

In junior varsity action, Bogue Chitto defeated Salem 6-4.

Stevie Montgomery paced BC’s offense with two singles. Kaylie Chapman and Payton Barron hit a single each.

Ashley Allen led Salem’s hitters with a triple. Lexie Lucas, Abigail Reid and Sara Bossier had a single apiece.