No. 8 MGCCC ready for No. 13 Co-Lin

No. 8 MGCCC ready for No. 13 Co-Lin

PERKINSTON — For the second straight outing, Mississippi Gulf Coast will be part of a top-15 doubleheader when Copiah-Lincoln visits Wednesday.

The Lady Bulldogs are eighth in the latest NJCAA Division II Softball Rankings, and the Lady Wolves are five spots back.

First pitch at Ross-Smith Field is scheduled for 3 p.m. The game will be streamed at https://livestream.com/MGCCCBulldogs/events/8605534.

Records

  • MGCCC: 10-6/2-0 MACJC, T-1st in conference
  • Co-Lin: 11-2/2-0 MACJC, T-1st in conference

Last Time Out

  • Gulf Coast split with No. 14 Highland, getting a 2-0 shutout from Kristen Cade (Fr., Harrison Central/Saucier) in the opener, but falling 5-3 in the second.
  • The Lady Wolves dropped a pair of games March 11 at Baton Rouge, both by 3-2 scores.

Previous Meeting

The two teams met in the MACJC opener last season, splitting on Feb. 28, 2018. Sydney Davis had a home run and the victory in the circle for the Lady Bulldogs in a 5-4 win in Game 1, but Co-Lin won the second 2-1.

Quotable

"Co-Lin is another top team coming in here. We're going to have to play well to beat them." – Gulf Coast coach Kenneth Long

Notes

  • Kristen Cade (Fr., Harrison Central/Saucier), just named MACJC Pitcher of the Week for the second straight time, is fourth among NJCAA Division II pitchers with 77 strikeouts, and her 10.37 K/7 ranks fourth among pitchers with 20-plus innings.
  • Shelby Archer (Fr., Pearl River Central/Picayune) is tied for third in D-II with seven home runs.
  • Camryn Williams (So., White Hall/White Hall, Ark.) has a five-game hitting streak.
  • Mya Hopson (So., Madison Central/Madison) has a four-game hitting streak.

Three Ahead

  • Saturday, at Holmes, noon/2 p.m., Goodman
  • Tuesday, March 26, at Jones, 4/6 p.m., Ellisville
  • Friday, March 29, vs. East Mississippi, 2/4 p.m., Perkinston

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