Bulldogs hit road for tough test

Bulldogs hit road for tough test

PERKINSTON — No. 18 Gulf Coast continues its MACJC gauntlet Wednesday, traveling to Raymond to take on No. 13 Hinds.

First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. The games will be streamed at https://www.hindsccsports.net/.

The Bulldogs are playing their third straight doubleheader against a team ranked in the NJCAA Division II top 20.

Records

  • MGCCC: 17-9/9-5 MACJC, T-4th in conference
  • Hinds: 21-5/9-2, 1st place in conference

Last Time Out

  • MGCCC got swept by Pearl River on Saturday, falling 6-1 and 6-3.
  • Hinds beat East Mississippi 8-4 in the first game of its doubleheader Saturday before rains washed out the second. Jovante Dorris had two doubles and three RBI for the Eagles.

Previous Meeting

The teams split a doubleheader at Perkinston on April 5, 2018. Josh Lewis, now a starter Southern Miss, threw a complete game in an 8-3 win that saw Cullan O'Shea (So., Mary G. Montgomery/Mobile Ala.) hit a pair of homers.

Quotable

"Each year, you go through ups and downs. You just can't let it go too far. We've lost four in row, so we've got to play with a sense of urgency. We're right in the crunch of our season. We just have to have the will to win against a really good offensive team. We'll have our hands full, but we have to play with confidence." – Gulf Coast coach Rodney Batts

Notes

  • Ike Williams (So., St. Martin/St. Martin) has a nine-game hitting streak.
  • Alden Davis (So., Pascagoula/Pascagoula) has hit safely in 21 of 26 games.
  • Brandon Parker (So., West Harrison/Saucier) is tied for fifth in NJCAA Division II with eight home runs (Dan Pruitt, Western Oklahoma State, 13).

Three Ahead

  • Saturday, April 13, vs. Meridian, 2 p.m., Perkinston
  • Tuesday, April 16, vs. Baton Rouge, 3 p.m., Perkinston
  • Friday, April 19, vs. East Mississippi, 3 p.m., Perkinston

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