PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast opens its MACJC schedule Saturday with nothing less than a top-20 showdown at Ken "Curly" Farris Field.
The Bulldogs (11-5) jumped into the NJCAA Division II rankings at No. 13 in the first regular-season poll, two spots behind Itawamba (13-3). The doubleheader starts at 2 p.m. and will be streamed at https://livestream.com/BulldogLIVE/ItawambavsMGCCCBaseball17.
Gulf Coast has played a Division I-heavy non-conference schedule. The Bulldogs are 12-4 against those schools.
They had a 10-game win streak in the early going, but are coming off a doubleheader loss at Baton Rouge that extended their current skid to three. Gulf Coast had swept Baton Rouge during that win streak.
Gulf Coast's two closers have been particularly effective so far. Brandon Kennedy (So., Choctaw Central/Philadelphia) and Mason Sullivan (So., Harrison Central/Saucier) have converted all seven save opportunities. They have a combined 2.03 ERA.
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