Lady Cats win two of three
The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats won two of three games fastpitch softball action over the weekend.
Bogue Chitto defeated Vicksburg 12-3 Friday. In Saturday’s contest at the Lawrence County softball tournament, BC beat Enterprise 2-0 and fell to Brookhaven 4-3.
The Lady Cats (11-3, 1-0), coached by Scott Leggett, will be in action today as they travel to Wilkinson County to take on the Salem Lady Wildcats for a big division test. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:15 p.m.
Lady Cats 12, Vicksburg 3
With the contest tied at 2-2, the Lady Cats erupted with six runs in the fifth inning to take over the lead at 8-2.
Bogue Chitto plated four more runs in the top of the seventh to extend its lead to 12-3 and held on for the win.
“We hit the ball well,” said Leggett. “Vicksburg played solid defense early. They made some great plays, but we continued to hit the ball hard all night long.”
Codi Leggett was the winning pitcher for BC with six strikeouts and two walks.
Olivia Oakes suffered the loss for Vicksburg with three strikeouts and one walk.
Alana Nettles directed the Lady Cats with a double and two singles. Baileigh Jackson contributed three singles. Zariah Matthews and Terrah Nelson provided two singles each. Leggett had a double and a single. Christian Black and Stevie Montgomery hit safely.
Lady Cats 2, Enterprise 0
Enterprise and Bogue Chitto battled in scoreless contest until the bottom of the fourth inning, when the Lady Cats managed to push across two runs to grab a 2-0 lead. They held on to clinch the win.
“Both pitchers were on their game,” said Leggett. “It was a good pitchers’ duel. We managed to come through in the fourth inning and scored the runs we needed to win the game.”
Christian Black was the winning pitcher for BC with six strikeouts and one walk.
Haley Nations absorbed the setback on the rubber for Enterprise with six strikeouts and one walk.
Matthews led the Lady Cats with two singles. Black and Leggett had a single each.
Lauren Gartman and Kinsey Dahlin were the top hitters for Enterprise with a single each.
Brookhaven 4, Lady Cats 3
The Lady Cats struggled to get their offense going in the final game of the evening as Brookhaven jumped out to an early 2-0 lead.
In the fifth inning, BC managed to capture the lead after scoring three runs, but Brookhaven answered with a two-run push in the bottom of the fifth to reclaim the lead at 4-3.
“We made a few costly mistakes that helped them regain the lead in the fifth inning,” said Leggett. “We know a game like this one prepares us for the playoff run. Brookhaven did a great job executing when they needed it. Overall, it was a good game.”
Katherine Shell collected the win for BHS with three strikeouts and two walks.
Alana Nettles absorbed the setback for BC with one strikeout and three walks.
Reagan Kirkland and Nelson paced BC’s offense with a double each. Cherie Savoie, Jackson and Matthews hit safely.
Jadeyn Fuller directed Brookhaven with a triple. Tia Bussey, Kat Wallace, Haley Speak and Maley Moak hit safely.