Gulf Coast baseball starts Feb. 12

Gulf Coast baseball starts Feb. 12

PERKINSTON — Coach Wes Thigpen's first Mississippi Gulf Coast season starts Feb. 12 and includes 11 home dates.

The Bulldogs play their first home games Feb. 13 when Baton Rouge visits Ken "Curly" Farris Field.

Chairback season tickets are on sale for $100. Contact Amy Glynn, or 601-928-6360, for more information.

Gulf Coast, which went 29-18 last season and finished fourth at the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament, plays six teams ranked in the NJCAA's Division II preseason poll.

Two of those doubleheaders will be at Perkinston. No. 17 Hinds is in town on April 7, and No. 6 Jones is at Perk April 21. The Bulldogs play four other top-20 teams on the road: No. 5 Pearl River, No. 7 Itawamba, No. 15 Northwest and No. 20 Meridian.

The NJCAA Region 23 Qualifiers will be played May 7-8, with the region tournament at the MACJC regular-season champion on May 13-16.

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