Lady Cobras bite the Lady Bobcats, 9-6

Published 8:41 pm Monday, August 27, 2018

In just their second game of the slow-pitch softball season, the Wesson Lady Cobras defeated the Bogue Chitto Bobcats 9-6 Thursday night.

The Lady Cobras scored hard and fast in the second inning, scoring six runs and adding three insurance runs in the fourth inning. The Lady Bobcats rallied in the fifth inning, scoring five runs of their own and attempting another rally in the seventh, but were unable to complete the rally as they were able to get just one run.

“Shaylin Green was throwing with great arch, which is what we want as that is what we’ll be facing when the playoffs roll around,” Lady Cobras coach Michelle Nunnery said. “We’re young in the outfield with losing three outfielders that graduated, but overall we did a good job defensively.”

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Despite both teams getting runners on bases to start off the game, neither team was able to push a run across home plate.

After giving up a one-out double to Lady Bobcat Stevie Montgomery, the Lady Cobras quickly got the next two batters out off fly balls into left field.

Working the count, Alayne Westrope drew a walk to start Wesson’s half of the second inning. The Lady Cobras loaded up the bases following back-to-back singles from Natalie Bonds and Chloe McManus. The Lady Cobras would push the game’s first runs across the plate off a two-run single.

By the time Bogue Chitto managed to get the final outs to end the second inning, Wesson pushed four more runs across home plate off a grand slam by Laynee Crapps.

The Lady Cobras added onto their lead in their half of the fourth inning as Anna Claire Crow nailed a two-run home run over right field. Bre Westbrook would finish Wesson’s scoring with an RBI single.

The Lady Bobcats broke their goose egg in the fourth inning, as Julianna Frazier brought in Bogue Chitto’s first run of the game off a single.

Alece Nettles started off the Lady Bobcats’ half of the fifth reaching first on an error. With one out, Kayci Beth Wallace lined a single into shallow center. Julianna Bartman followed with a single into shallow center, loading up the bases.

Bogue Chitto scored their next run of the game off a two-run single by Baileigh Jackson. Karly Leake followed with an RBI single into center field. Frazier brought in a run off of a single. The Lady Bobcats would score one run off an error by the Lady Cobras.

Bogue Chitto attempted one more rally in the seventh inning but only managed to get one run as Frazier blasted a two-out solo home run for the Lady Bobcats final run of the game.

The Wesson Lady Cobras held on to defeat the Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats by a final score of 9-6.

“Shaylin Green did a good job for Wesson, being a good slow-pitch pitcher,” Lady Bobcats coach Chris Smith said. “We have to have more patience at the plate and get our timing down and come ready to play. You can’t wait until halfway through the game to decide to play. You have to play from the first inning all the way through until the end.”

Green picked up the win for the Lady Cobras.

Montgomery took the setback for the Lady Bobcats.

Frazier led the Lady Bobcats with a home run, two singles and three RBIs. Leake had three singles and an RBI. Codi Leggett hit two singles. Montgomery had a double. Jackson hit a single and had two RBIs.

Bartman had two singles. Lynsey Cooper had a single. Nettles had a single. Wallace finished the hitting for the Lady Bobcats with a single.

Crapps led the Lady Cobras with a home run, single and four RBIs. Arie Douglas hit three singles. McManus had two singles. Crow had a home run, three singles two RBIs.

Madison Boleware had two singles and an RBI. Catherine Wilson had a single. Bre Westbrook hit a single. Bonds had a single. Shelbi Maxwell finished the hitting for the Lady Cobras with a single.

Story by Dave Linton