Bogue Chitto falls to Lawrence County

Published 9:58 am Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Lawrence County Lady Cougars came from behind twice at home to edge the Bogue Chitto Bobcats 9-8 in Tuesday night slow pitch action.  Meleah Howard’s girls used a  six-run fourth inning to overcome an early deficit, and put up two runs in the bottom of the sixth to erase Bogue Chitto’s lead.

With the win, the Lady Cougars improved their record to 4-1 on the young season.  Scott Leggett’s Lady Bobcats fell to 2-1 on the campaign.     Lawrence County avenged a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Bobcats Saturday in a game played at West Lincoln during the West Lincoln Classic.

Bogue Chitto put together five straight hits in the top of the first to grab a 4-0 lead over the Lady Cougars. The biggest blow was a Reagan Kirkland two-run double.  Lawrence County got one back in the bottom of the first on a solo homerun by Maddux Kirkland.

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In the top of the third, Bogue Chitto upped it’s lead to 5-1.  Bayleigh Jackson had an RBI single.  It remained that way until the bottom of the inning, when LCHS used five hits and three walks put up six runs.  A two-out, two-run double by Sidney Pevey was the key hit.

Trailing 7-5 in the top of the fifth, the Lady Bobcats tied the game with two runs. Kirkland had an RBI single, and Jackson drove home a run with a sacrifice fly.  Bogue Chitto later added one run in the top of the sixth to grab an 8-7 lead. Karly Leake had a big two-out hit to plate the lead run.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Cougars pushed across the final two runs courtesy of an error, a walk and a Sidney Pevey single. Bogue Chitto got the tying run on base in the top of the seventh, but a smoothly-turned double play by Pevey and Lawrence County second baseman Josey Nations ended the game.

Kirkland led Bogue Chitto with three hits. Jackson, Leake, Terrah Nelson, and Cherie Savoie each had two hits.  Codi Leggett added one.

Pevey and Callie Fortenberry led Lawrence County with two hits each.  Kirkland, Kaitlin Wallace, Tyranesha Davis, Julianna Johnson and Lily Stephens also hit safely.

Johnson started and pitched into the sixth inning for Lawrence County. She was relieved by Ashley Holden, who earned the win. Stevie Montgomery pitched a complete game for Bogue Chitto.

Lawrence County will be back at home on Thursday for a division double-header against South Pike. Bogue Chitto will travel to West Lincoln.