Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats maul West Lincoln Lady Bears 9-1

Published 9:51 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017

It only took 14 hits from the Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats to bring in a 9-1 win over the West Lincoln Lady Bears Tuesday night in seven innings.

The Bobcats’ Lyndsey Cooper and Alece Nettles each connected to get safely on first for a single. Four players doubled up on singles in the game — Stevie Montgomery, Baileigh Jackson, Reagan Kirkland and Lineka Newsom.

Codi Leggett hit a single and a double. Carly Leake hit a single and got around to the third bag on a triple.

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“We hit decent,” said coach Scott Leggett. “You know, 14 hits is pretty decent. But at this point in the season, we do need to be hitting the ball a little better.”

Montgomery led Bogue Chitto in RBIs with three for the night. Kirkland got two RBIs and Newsom had one.

Defensively, the Lady Bobcats played as a powerhouse, keeping hits to a minimum and the bags well-guarded.

“We did a good job defensively,” said Leggett. “The whole defense played well. Other than that, it was just an OK game, honestly.”

Montgomery pitched all seven innings for the Lady Bobcats, striking out two players and getting a total of 21 strikes. Lady Bears pitcher  Kelsi Freeman had 25 strikes on the Lady Bobcats, with one strikeout.

Bogue Chitto dominated the game all the way through, scoring twice in each of the first two innings, then once in the fourth and three times in the top of the sixth before West Lincoln claimed their only trip across home plate. The Lady Bobcats put the final nail in the coffin in the top of the seventh inning to take the game 9-1 on 14 hits and two errors. West Lincoln had six hits and seven errors over the course of the game.

Bogue Chitto faces Sebastopol in playoffs Saturday in what could be a triple-header if one team does not take both of the first two games. Games start at Bogue Chitto at 2 p.m.