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Bogue Chitto unbeaten still with win over Wesson

Whenever the Wesson Lady Cobras and the Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats (3-0) face off against each other, it’s usually a close game. Tuesday night’s game was no different as BC remained unbeaten in slow-pitch with a 5-2 win over the Lady Cobras (2-1) in Bogue Chitto.

The Lady Bobcats out hit the Lady Cobras 13-9 and were able to take advantage of key hits as they tied up the game then took the lead. The BC defense was led by senior Codi Leggett and junior Julianna Frazier who made plays to help junior pitcher Gracie Guynes secure the win.

“Tonight was another close game between our teams,” said Bogue Chitto coach Kris Smith. “We did have a couple of errors but for the most part we made the routine plays when we needed them. We got the timely hits and scored five runs, but we also left a lot of runs on the bases. We need to continue to work on pitch selection and when we get a pitch we can handle hit a good line drive.”

The Lady Cobras quickly took the lead, scoring their first run of the game in the first inning. Senior Shelbi Maxwell led off the game with a single and soon found her way to third off an error by the Lady Bobcats. Senior Anna Clair Crowe scored Maxwell with her single into center field.

Bogue Chitto answered in their half of the first. Junior Kacie Beth Wallace got the Lady Bobcats bats going with a single into left field. Frazier scored Wallace by hitting an RBI double into left field to tie up the game.

An RBI single by junior Kylie Chapman gave BC their first lead of the game.

The home team added two in the bottom of the second. Guynes and Lynsey Cooper started the inning with back-to-back singles. The Lady Bobcats scored one run off a Wallace fielder’s choice sacrifice. Frazier scored the second run with an RBI single to take a 4-1 lead.

Wesson wouldn’t score their final run of the game until the sixth inning off an Arie Douglas RBI single.

“Our goal for this year has been to get 15 hits per game,” said Wesson coach Michelle Nunnery. “We only managed nine hits tonight. We’re not making the routine outs. Having several errors against a team that’s been hitting the ball decently doesn’t help. Kyla Smith is a young pitcher stepping into some big shoes for us, but she’ll be fine the more varsity games she pitches. Despite the loss, we’re still in the fight for our division.”

Wesson and Bogue Chitto are members of the same region now along with Crystal Springs, Franklin County and Jefferson County.

Wesson hosts Brookhaven High Thursday night at 6:15 p.m. while Bogue Chitto travels to play at Warren Central.

Story by Dave Linton