Gulf Coast faces archrival PRCC in tourney opener

Gulf Coast faces archrival PRCC in tourney opener

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast opens the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament on Wednesday against archrival Pearl River.

 

The schools, separated by 26 miles, will play about 200 west in Eunice, Louisiana. The Bulldogs (34-14) are the fifth seed, while the Wildcats (37-9) are the two seed. They'll play at 3 p.m. in the second game of the opening day.

 

No. 3 Meridian (36-11) plays No. 4 Itawamba (32-15) in the opener at noon. The host Bengals (50-5) play No. 6 Hinds (28-19) at 6 p.m.

 

It's a six-team, double-elimination tournament, which is scheduled to end by Sunday.

 

NJCAA Region 23 Tournament

Eunice, Louisiana

Wednesday, May 16

Game 1: No. 3 Meridian (36-11) vs. No. 4 Itawamba (32-15), noonClick on image to expand

Game 2: No. 2 Pearl River (37-9) vs. No. 5 Mississippi Gulf Coast (34-14), 3 p.m.

Game 3: No. 1 LSU-Eunice (50-5) vs. No. 6 Hinds (28-19), 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 17

Game 4: Game 2 loser vs. Game 3 loser, noon

Game 5: Game 2 winner vs. Game 1 loser, 3 p.m.

Game 6: Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 6 p.m.

Friday, May 18

Game 7: Game 4 winner vs. Game 6 loser, noon

Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 3 p.m.

Game 9: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 19

Championship Game

Game 10: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 20

If Necessary Game

Game 11: Game 10 winner vs. Game 10 loser, 1 p.m.

Schedule may change after games 6 and 9 depending on number of one-loss teams.

Winner advances to the 2018 NJCAA Division II World Series as the South District representative.

 

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