Enterprise tops Bogue Chitto 8-4

Published 8:20 pm Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Loyd Star softball tournament began Friday with the Enterprise Lady Jackets taking down the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats 8-4 with big hits.

Haley Nations got the start on the mound for Enterprise and pitched three shutout innings of work. Carly Polk led off the bottom of the first for the Lady Jackets with a double and later scored on a ground out by Jana Nations to give Enterprise the early 1-0 lead.

Enterprise exploded for six runs in the top of the third inning to blow the game open. The Lady Jackets played small ball to start off the top of the third as Polk, Kaylie Burgess and Brook Foster loaded the bases on bunt singles. Abby Richardson came up big with a grand slam over the left field fence, extending the Enterprise lead to 5-0. Jana Nations followed with a solo home run into left field as well to make it 6-0. The Lady Jackets once again loaded the bases in the inning and Burgess hit an RBI single to make it 7-0 Enterprise at the end of the third.

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In the top of the fourth, Richardson led off with a walk and later scored the Lady Jackets’ final run, as the Bogue Chitto threw Jana Nations out at second on a steal attempt. Baileigh Jackson brought in the first two runs of the game for Bogue Chitto on a two-run RBI double to cut the deficit to 8-2.

Bogue Chitto added two more runs on errors by Enterprise, but couldn’t overcome the deficit as the Lady Jackets took home the 8-4 victory.

Haley Nations picked up the win for Enterprise on the mound. Karly Leake took the loss on the mound for Bogue Chitto.

“(Karly) Leake did a great job for us on the mound as a young pitcher,” Bogue Chitto head coach Scott Leggett said. “Enterprise had that one big inning that hurt us. We managed to put the ball in play.”

“I’m proud of the way the girls played tonight. This game is good for them to help us go into the end of regular season,” Enterprise head coach Charissa Burke said. “If we keep doing the little things, the big things will happen for us.”