BC slow-pitch opens season with 13-4 victory
The Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats (1-0) opened their MHSAA slow-pitch season on Tuesday with a 13-4 spanking of Tylertown. BC jumped out 7-0 in the first inning and didn’t let up as they piled up 13 hits in their debut.
Second-year head coach Kris Smith has a veteran team with two seniors in Codi Leggett and Julie Anna Bartram and a seven-member junior class. In the spring the Lady Bobcats were one of the best teams in the area from top to bottom at the plate and Smith hopes that remains the case during the fall slow-pitch season.
“We’ve got an experienced group coming back,” said Smith. “We still had some typical first game jitters. We got under some balls that we could have driven and made more than a couple errors, but I was pleased with the effort.”
Kylie Chapman hit a home run for BC and Julianna Frazier added a pair of doubles. Shyann Jackson and Ally Roberts also hit a double apiece. Chapman, Frazier and Jackson all had two RBIs apiece.
Junior Gracie Guynes was the winning pitcher. Smith started his seniors at the infield corners as Bartram played third and Leggett was on first. Lynsey Cooper started at second and Frazier played shortstop. Kayci Beth Wallace, Kaitlin Poole, Alece Nettles and Chapman were the opening night starters in the outfield for the Lady Bobcats. Ally Roberts and Nicole Lott split time at catcher for BC.
Wallace, Leggett, Nettles, Poole, Cooper and Roberts all hit safely for BC against Tylertown.
The Lady Bobcats are the lone Lincoln County school fielding a slow-pitch team this season as West Lincoln dropped the sport after last season. Bogue Chitto has a strong tradition in slow-pitch and will join a region that includes Wesson, Franklin County, Jefferson County, Crystal Springs and Hazlehurst.
Next week the Lady Bobcats will host Warren Central and Brookhaven High. They’ll also begin region play by visiting Hazlehurst.
2019 BOGUE CHITTO SLOW-PITCH SCHEDULE
12 — 6 p.m. vs. Warren Central
13 — 6 p.m. vs. Brookhaven High
15 — 5 p.m. at Hazlehurst (Varsity DH)
20 — 6 p.m. vs. Wesson
24 — TBA at North Pike Tournament
27 — 6 p.m. at Brookhaven High
29 — 6 p.m. at Warren Central
3 — 5 p.m. vs. Jefferson County (Varsity DH)
5 — 5 p.m. at Crystal Springs (Varsity DH)
9 — 6 p.m. at Lawrence County
10 — 6:30 p.m. vs. Tylertown
12 — 6 p.m. vs. Franklin County
14 — TBA at Brookhaven High Tournament
16 — 6 p.m. vs. Lawrence County
19 — 6 p.m. vs. Brookhaven High
21 — TBA at West Harrison Tournament
24 — 6 p.m. at Franklin County
26 — 6:30 p.m. at North Pike
30 — 6 p.m. at Wesson
1 — 6:30 p.m. vs. North Pike