Lady Cats beat BHS; Wesson wins 5th straight
Here’s a roundup of area softball games from Tuesday night.
Bogue Chitto, Brookhaven High
A four run third inning would put Bogue Chitto (12-6-1) ahead Tuesday as they ultimately captured a 6-3 win over Brookhaven High (10-11-1) on Senior Night at BC.
Bogue Chitto pitcher Codi Leggett gave up five hits and two earned runs on 108 pitches. Leggett struck out four and walked three in seven innings. Lynsey Nations took the loss for BHS after scattering eight hits and striking out two in six innings on 108 pitches.
Nations hit a two-run home run to lead the BHS offense. Kyla Henderson added a double for coach Mandy Vinson and her team. Kat Wallace, Meg Foster and Angel Wilkinson also hit safely for the Lady Panthers.
Julianna Frazier and Alece Nettles had two hits apiece for the Lady Bobcats. Frazier and Kayci Beth Wallace drove in a pair of runs apiece. Leggett hit a double. Baileigh Jackson and Kylie Chapman also hit safely for coach Kris Smith.
BC host Ethel on Friday and travels to North Pike Saturday. The Lady Cats will also play Columbia High and Wesson next week. Brookhaven High hosts Loyd Star tonight at 6:15 p.m. They’ll also host Lawrence County Friday and play South Jones and North Pike next week to close out the regular season.
The Wesson Lady Cobras (16-2) made it five wins in a row with a 10-0 win over Franklin County Tuesday. Coach Michelle Nunnery and her squad look to wrap up a perfect division record tonight when they play at Port Gibson at 5 p.m. in their final Region 7-3A game of the season.
Laney Crapps picked up the win in the circle with five strikeouts, one walk and three hits in five innings. Anne Claire Crowe led the 11 hit offensive attack by going 4-of-4 with three RBIs. Shelby Maxwell had two hits and Catherine Wilson, Katie Mcsweyn, Bre Westbrook, Shaylin Green and Crapps all also hit safely. Wilson batted in three runs and Crapps had a pair of RBIs.
The Lady Cobras will finish the regular season next week with games against West Lincoln and Bogue Chitto.
Coach Marc Howard and his Lady Cougars (14-5) suffered their first region loss of the season Tuesday when Purvis topped them 8-5 in a Region 7-3A contest. The loss was a third straight for LC after losing 11-6 to Wesson and 8-7 to Raleigh at the Loyd Star Invitational Saturday.
Purvis scored two in the top of the first and saw LC comeback to take a 4-3 lead after three innings. The Lady Tornadoes broke the game open with a five run fourth inning as they outhit LC 10-6. The Lady Cougars beat Purvis 13-4 the first time the two teams played on March 26.
Abbey Turnage hit a double for LC and Abbie Errington and Skyler Speights had a triple apiece. Julianna Johnson, Raylee Ready and Ashley Holden also hit safely for the Lady Cougars.
Holden took the loss in the circle after surrendering seven earned runs on 115 pitches over seven innings. Holden struck out five and walked three. LC ends region play tonight at Poplarville and plays at BHS Friday. They’ll conclude the regular season next week with games against Franklin County and Loyd Star.