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Lady Bobcats on to 3rd round after sweeping Union

The Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats (18-7) stayed unbeaten in the MHSAA Class I slow-pitch playoffs with a sweep of the Union High Lady Yellow Jackets Tuesday.

Coach Kris Smith and his team will be on the road today in the semifinals of south state as they play at Southeast Lauderdale in Meridian.

In a 10-0 win in game one Tuesday, the Lady Cats outhit Union 10-1 and used a seven run second inning to take control.

BC didn’t have an extra base hit in the game as they piled up singles to push runs across the plate. Julianna Frazier had a team high three RBIs for Bogue Chitto. Kaitlin Poole had two hits while Frazier, Lynsey Cooper, Julie Anna Bartram, Alece Nettles, Kylie Chapman, Gracie Guynes, Shyann Jackson and Kayci Beth Wallace had one hit each.

Guynes was the winning pitcher in both games.

Game two stayed scoreless until the top of the fifth until BC scored a single run. The Lady Cats then went up 4-0 in the sixth before Union used a three-run frame to cut the lead to 4-3. The Lady Cats got three more runs in the top of the final inning to give themselves a 7-3 win.

BC outhit Union 14-5 as the Lady Jackets also committed five errors.

Poole hit a double for BC in game two while Bartram drove in a team high two RBIs. Codi Leggett led the offense with three hits while Cooper, Chapman, and Jackson smacked two apiece.

The three-game series with Southeast Lauderdale will begin at 5 p.m. today.

In the other south state semifinal, Lake is traveling to Ethel. The north and south state championships will both take place on Tuesday.