Baseball tries to play Saturday

Baseball tries to play Saturday

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast will try once again Saturday to get back on the field for a baseball doubleheader when Illinois Central visits.

The Bulldogs (2-4) need to get some more work in, and they'll hope to do so starting at 1 p.m.

"We need to play," Gulf Coast coach Rodney Batts said. "We've been going at it a month and only played six games. We need to play on a regular basis. These games are big, and we're going to do everything we can do get them in."

He said that while standing in waterproof work boots, working to squeegee and pump water from a soggy outfield. Illinois Central was playing for the first time Friday, a game at Jones and another there in Ellisville against LSU Eunice.

The Cougars have visited here the past two years and played the first games in the new stadium at Ken "Curly" Farris Field when it opened. But aside from that, Batts knows almost nothing about this squad.

"They haven't played," he said. "They haven't been outside a lot, but then again we haven't either. They'll be a good opponent. They always are."

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