Four walks in first two innings doom Cathedral

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 26, 2008

NATCHEZ — A young Cathedral team played tough but couldn’t overcome a fiery Bogue Chitto team and dropped a District 8-1A contest to the Lady Bobcats 13-1 in four innings.

Cathedral (7-8, 2-3) walked four Bogue Chitto players in the first two innings and the Lady Bobcats took advantage and led 7-0 after two innings of play.

The only run for the Lady Green Wave came when Julia Stevens hit an RBI single to right field to score Anna Huffines.

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Two Cathedral pitchers combined to walk five more Bogue Chitto players in the fourth inning and the Lady Bobcats scored six runs to take a 12-run lead over the Lady Green Wave.

Cathedral couldn’t find a spark on offense and the game was halted after the bottom of the fourth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.

“I was pleased with the girls’ effort tonight,” Cathedral head coach Pam Clayton said. “We’re a very young team, but we hit the ball well and held our defensive errors to a minimum.”

Demonstrating their youth, the oldest pitcher for Cathedral is only in the eighth grade.

Kelli Howard picked up the win for Bogue Chitto while Ginny Daggett was handed the loss for the Lady Green Wave.

Bradi Davis batted 2-for-3 for Bogue Chitto with two singles and an RBI.

Howard also hit an inside-the-park home run for the Lady Bobcats.

Stevens and Huffines each hit a single to right field in the contest.

Cathedral’s next game is at home Friday against Wesson.