Prep Softball Roundup: Bogue Chitto defeats Cathedral

Published 12:01am Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NATCHEZ — Alana Nettles held Cathedral to just five hits and struck out five in seven innings while Terrah Nelson drove in two runs without having a single hit as the Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Green Wave 4-2 Tuesday afternoon in Cathedral’s MHSAA Region 7-1A opener.

Bogue Chitto jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead before Cathedral went to bat in the first inning. The Lady Bobcats added another run in the top of the third inning to take a 3-0 lead.

The Lady Green Wave scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to make it a one-run game, but that’s all the offense the home team could muster against Nettles, who walked just two batters the entire game. Only one of those two runs was earned.

The Lady Bobcats put enough distance between themselves and the Lady Green Wave by scoring a key run in the top of the fifth inning. Nettles then returned to her form and kept Cathedral off the scoreboard over the final three innings. Mallory Allen went 2-for-3 and Mattie Avants was 2-for-4

Elizabeth Smith had a solid outing in defeat. She also went the distance and allowed three earned runs on eight hits and two walks to go with eight strikeouts.

Cathedral (4-5, 0-1) hosts St. Aloysius on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Monterey 12, Avoyelles Public Charter 2

MONTEREY — Paige Bryan pitched five effective innings and Ashley Wilson’s grand slam home run in the bottom of the second inning opened up a close game as the Monterey Lady Wolves defeated the Avoyelles Public Charter Lady Vikings 12-2 in five innings Tuesday afternoon in an LHSAA District 6-B game.

Bryan gave up two runs, one earned, on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Her teammates picked her up in a big way with a five-run rally in the bottom of the second inning, highlighted by Wilson’s game-changing home run, which gave Monterey a 7-2 lead.

Even though the Lady Wolves collected 11 hits and won the game by way of the 10-run mercy rule after five innings, they also committed five errors. Wilson ended up going 2-for-3 while Bailey Book and Karlee Woodruff each went 2-for-3 with a double.

Monterey (9-7, 2-1) plays host to Harrisonburg at 4 p.m. Thursday.

West Lincoln 13, Franklin County 0

MEADVILLE — Brianna Fauver went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in and Micah Redd was 2-for-4 with one RBI as the West Lincoln Lady Bears defeated the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs 13-0 in five innings Tuesday night.

Franklin County had just one hit in the game – a single by Harley McKay. Even though losing pitcher Emilee Wallace held a good-hitting West Lincoln team to just five hits, the defense behind her committed seven errors. Wallace also walked three batters and hit two batters.

West Lincoln scored nine runs before Franklin County even went to bat in the first inning. The Lady Bears added two runs in the top of the third inning and two more in the top of the fifth.

Franklin County (7-7) next plays at 6 p.m. Thursday at McComb.