Bobcats and Panthers pick up Tuesday baseball wins

Published 8:30 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Many of the area high school softball and baseball games scheduled for Tuesday were rained out. Here’s a roundup of the baseball teams that were able to play.

Bogue Chitto 18, McComb 8

Coach Gareth Sartin’s Bobcats moved to 3-0 on the year with a big offensive showing against McComb. A four-RBI effort by senior Ethan Gladden led the Cats at the plate.

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BC led off the first inning with six runs and never trailed as they put together an 11-hit night. Brandon Welch, Shaw King, J.T. McCaffrey and Felder Sartin all drove in a pair of runs each.

Senior Tristan Buffington picked up the win on the hill for BC.

BHS 12, Salem 0

BHS 9, Tylertown 4

Coach Matt White and his Panthers picked up a pair of wins of visitors from Walthall County Tuesday night at Moyer Field.

In the shutout win over 1A Salem BHS got four RBIs from senior Gatson Walker. Walker homered while Luke Davis, Manney Miller, Piker Wallace and Matt White hit a double each.

Walker also picked up the pitching win.

Tylertown led 3-0 early and the game was tied at 4-4 before BHS got five runs in the bottom of the sixth to secure the win. The Panthers were plagued by four errors in the loss.

Miller drove in a pair of runs and hit a triple. Darius Robinson got the win in relief as he struck out six on 48 pitches over the final three innings.

Simpson Academy 8,

Brookhaven Academy 0

Leading 3-0 after five innings — Simpson Academy used a five run sixth to put away their game against Brookhaven Academy Tuesday night. SA outhit BA 7-4.

Brady Spring, Caston Thompson, Gavin Brogden and Harrison Brownlee all hit safely for coach Caleb Upton.

Simpson starting pitcher Caleb Garner struck out 12 on 94 pitches in 6.2 innings of work. Garner is headed to play football next season at the US Air Force Academy.

LC 10, Mendenhall 9

A 10-hit attack powered the Cougars in their first game of the year, which was career victory number one for head coach Seth Avants.

Mendenhall made things interesting with five runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to pull within one of tying things up.

Evan Lambert homered and hit a double for LC. Tae Cole, Hunter Daley and Ty Lenson all also hit a double each.

Lambert drove in a team-high four runs

Seminary 1, Loyd Star 0

It was a pitcher’s duel Tuesday night as Seminary held off Loyd Star by outhitting the Hornets 3-2.

Wyatt Hodges and Stephen Mills hit safely for LS. Senior Reese DeHart struck out five and walked one. The lone Seminary run came on a homerun. DeHart only needed 75 pitches to get through seven innings.

Craig Bullock of Seminary struck out seven on 98 pitches.