Bulldogs sweep Alabama Southern

Bulldogs sweep Alabama Southern

Mississippi Gulf Coast swept its fourth straight doubleheader to extend it win streak to nine by beating Alabama Southern twice in Thomasville, Ala.

 

The Bulldogs (9-1) won the first game 5-3, and eked out a 2-1 victory in a Game 2 pitchers' duel.

 

"We won today on the mound," Gulf Coast coach Rodney Batts said. "We pitched really well, both our starting pitchers. They were the best they've been all year. They were in control of the game."

 

Chris Crosby (R-So., Harrison Central/Gulfport) pitched six innings of five-hit ball, and only one of his two runs was earned. He struck out three and walked one to improve to 2-0.

 

Josh Lewis (Fr., Theodore/Theodore) picked up a win in his first decision, going 5.1 innings. He struck out five and allowed only one unearned run.

 

Gulf Coast's only loss came at Alabama Southern (5-11) in first game of season, but they Bulldogs didn't stumble in this trip across the state line.

 

Chase Fagan (R-Fr., Hancock/Hancock County) went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI, and Matt Muhleisen (Fr., Holy Cross/Harvey, La.) also had two hits and two RBI.

 

Chase Rhodes (So., St. Stanislaus/Bay St. Louis) had his third multi-hit game in a row with two singles and two walks.

 

Brandon Kennedy (So., Choctaw Central/Philadelphia) earned his third save with an inning of one-run relief.

 

In the nightcap, Sam Taylor (So., New Hope/Columbus) bunted home the winning run in the fifth inning on a safety squeeze.

 

Logan McGrew (Fr., Sumrall/Sumrall) had a double among his two hits and drove in the other run.

 

Mason Sullivan (So., Harrison Central/Saucier) pitched 1.2 innings of relief for his third save of the season.

 

"I told our team some days you're gonna win on the mound, and some days you're going to win it at the plate," Batts said. "Today's a day where our hitters didn't do a whole lot, didn't score a lot of runs. We had to count on those guys on the mound. It was good for us they were as good as they were."

 

Gulf Coast returns to action Saturday when Illinois Central visits. The first pitch is at 1 p.m.

 

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