Murphy, Werdann, Nichols earn All-MACJC

Murphy, Werdann, Nichols earn All-MACJC

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast's Molly Murphy, Izzy Werdann and Aidan Nichols have been named to the All-MACJC Team.

 

The trio helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 40-14 record.

 

Murphy, a sophomore catcher/outfielder from Southaven, got off to a slow start but got red hot down the stretch. She batted .444 in the final 19 games of the year, which included a 13-game hit streak.

 

"She had that shoulder surgery in the offseason to get back and help us," Gulf Coast coach Kenneth Long said. "It was a little bit slow coming around, but, man, she really came on down the end of the season. She got some big hits and was a team player her two years here."

 

Werdann, a sophomore from Pensacola, Fla., led Gulf Coast with 13 home runs, 47 RBI and a .513 on-base percentage. She batted .384.

 

"She had a great year because she was the Co-Player of the Year in the state," Long said. "That says a lot about the type of season she had."

 

Nichols, a freshman outfielder/pitcher from Brandon, batted .322 with a homer and 29 RBI, but made her biggest contribution in the circle. She went 19-7 with a 2.97 ERA, striking out 172 batters in 169.2 innings.

 

"She was relentless. She plays really hard on defense and she hit well," Long said. "I think the key to her this year was her pitching. She had 16 strikeouts against Co-Lin in a nine-inning game is phenomenal. She had 14-, 15- strikeout games."

 

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