Lady Bulldogs ready for top-10 showdown

Lady Bulldogs ready for top-10 showdown

No. 7 Mississippi Gulf Coast heads to Fulton to take on No. 10 Itawamba in an MACJC showdown with huge postseason implications.

First pitch Saturday will be at noon, and the games will be streamed at https://www.letsgoicctv.com/blue.

The teams are tied for second in conference, but even with No. 3 Jones in losses. Jones is off Saturday, and both MGCCC and ICC have makeup doubleheaders next week to close the four-game gap in the win column.

The top team will host the eight-team, double-elimination state tournament.

Records

  • MGCCC: 25-9/17-3 MACJC, T-2nd place in conference
  • Itawamba: 27-10-1/17-3 MACJC, T-2nd place in conference

Last Time Out

  • Gulf Coast swept Southwest 12-1 and 8-3 on Wednesday in Summit, with Kristen Cade (Fr., Harrison Central/Saucier) throwing a no-hitter in the first game. Bailey Massey (So., Bruce/Bruce) went 4-for-7 with three RBI.
  • Itawamba walloped East Mississippi 9-4 and 21-10 on Wednesday in Scooba, with Mattie Meine going 6-for-7 with a double, two triples and five RBIs.

Previous Meeting

The Lady Bulldogs split with the Lady Indians on April 13, 2018, at Harrison Central High School, winning the first game 7-4 before falling 3-0 in the nightcap.

Quotable

"We're approaching these two games like their important, but we want to stay loose and be confident. We want to play like we've been playing. They're huge games with a lot riding on them, but I think this team handles that stuff well." – Gulf Coast coach Kenneth Long

Three Ahead

  • Tuesday, April 30, vs. Meridian, 3 p.m., Perkinston
  • Wednesday, May 1, at Mississippi Delta, 1 p.m., Moorhead
  • Friday, May 3, vs. Coahoma, 2 p.m., Perkinston, Sophomore Day

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