Bogue Chitto beats West Lincoln

Published 12:10 am Sunday, April 10, 2016

The West Lincoln Bears dropped a high-scoring affair 12-9 to Bogue Chitto Saturday at West Lincoln.

The Bears (11-6, 6-2) will resume division action Tuesday when they host the Loyd Star Hornets. Junior varsity action starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

The Bobcats, coached by Tony Davis, will return to action Saturday when they travel to Liberty to battle the Amite County Trojans. Junior varsity action starts at 11 a.m., followed by the varsity game at 1 p.m.

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Bogue Chitto 12, West Lincoln 9 

Sparked by Taylor McKenzie’s two-run double, Bogue Chitto captured a 4-0 lead in the first inning.

The Bears quickly responded in the bottom of the first, scoring five runs.

Bogue Chitto didn’t relinquish the lead again after scoring three runs in the second.

After posting one run in the third, Bogue Chitto added another in the fifth and three more in the sixth inning to secure a 12-9 lead.

West Lincoln would score one run each in the third through the six innings to keep the game close.

Bogue Chitto was sparked by Kobe Roberts and Mckenzie, who teamed up for four hits and three RBIs.

Austin Burris racked up three RBIs on two hits for West Lincoln. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the sixth inning. Kylar Fielder and Gabe Nations also provided a double and a single each. Nathanael Addison contributed a double. Dillon Griffin, Brady Thompson and Lofton Sills hit safely.

The Bears used a three-man rotation – Turner Pyles absorbed the setback on the mound for West Lincoln with three strikeouts and four walks. Addison (2K, 1BB) and Daniel Spears (1K, 0BB) also pitched in relief.

“We pitched a couple of guys that has not thrown much this year and needed the defense to back them up,” said West Lincoln coach David Gilbert. “The defense did not play well today but give credit to Bogue Chitto for putting the ball in play and taking advantage of our mistakes. Our team is not playing well right now and it is my job to get us back on track.”