No. 20 Mississippi Gulf Coast got its bats going on the long road trip to Coahoma, sweeping a Sunday doubleheader 14-10 and 9-2.
The Bulldogs (15-7, 4-2 MACJC) had 17 hits in the opener in Clarksdale, with Ian Goff (So., George County/George County) picking up four hits and two RBI. In Game 2, Dylan Mills-Derouen (R-So., Biloxi/Biloxi) pitched six innings of four-hit, shutout ball and Gulf Coast pounded out 11 more hits.
"We swung the bats better today," Gulf Coast coach Rodney Batts said. "We had a little different approach at the plate. We barreled the ball up and had some big hits with runners in scoring position."
Goff had a triple and two RBI, and Chase Rhodes (So., St. Stanislaus/Bay St. Louis) got his second home run of the season among two hits. He also walked three times.
Chris Crosby (R-So., Harrison Central/Gulfport) picked up the win to improve to 4-2, striking out 10 in six innings of work. He allowed four earned runs, and Mason Sullivan (So., Harrison Central/Saucier) got his fifth save.
Mills-Derouen struck out five to improve to 5-2. He had three pitches working against The Tigers (9-11, 0-6).
"Dylan threw really good," Batts said. "He had his good stuff. He battled with them. He kept the ball down in the zone."
Rhodes reached base all five times and had a double among two hits. McGrew went 3-for-4 with two RBI, and Evans had two hits. Muhleisen had two more hits, including a double.
"We had some big two-out hits," Batts said. "That's big because we haven't been getting them lately."
Gulf Coast returns to action Tuesday when archrival Pearl River visits Ken "Curly" Farris Field. The doubleheader starts at 3 p.m.
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