PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast will start the 2018 softball season ranked 14th in the country.
The Lady Bulldogs, coming off back-to-back 40-win seasons and opening a new stadium at Ross-Smith Field, are one of two MACJC teams in the NJCAA's preseason rankings. LSU-Eunice, another Region 23 opponent, is first coming off its second consecutive national championship.
No. 2 Jones County is the other Mississippi school in the rankings.
Gulf Coast starts its season Feb. 9 at the Pearl River Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs' first home game will be Feb. 13 against Baton Rouge.
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