MGCCC sweeps Baton Rouge

MGCCC sweeps Baton Rouge

HARRISON COUNTY – Mississippi Gulf Coast used all four of its pitchers and swept a pair of games from Baton Rouge on Tuesday at West Harrison High School.

 

The Lady Bulldogs got a combined shutout from Betty Mingo (Fr, Choctaw Central/Philadelphia) and Avery Sanders (Fr, E.D. White/Thibodaux, La.) in the first game, a 5-0 win, and Sydney Davis (Fr, Tri-County Academy/Clinton) and Savannah Bryant (Fr, Long Beach/Long Beach) won the second 5-2.

 

"That's big," Gulf Coast coach Kenneth Long said. "In the fall, we couldn't do that because we just weren't ready. To be able to throw them in all different kinds of combinations spoke volumes about where we are with our pitching."

 

Lauren Hall (Fr, Nettleton/Nettleton) led the offense with four hits, including two doubles in the first game. Jada White (Fr, Philadelphia/Philadelphia) had three hits and drove in two runs in the first game.

 

"We hit the ball hard in spots," Long said. "We got a squeeze down early in the (second) game. We did some good things."

 

Megan Sexton (Fr, West Harrison/Gulfport) put down a perfect squeeze bunt in the second inning to give the Lady Bulldogs a 2-1 on the way to a four-run outburst.

 

Mingo struck out four in four innings of work, picking up her first win. She yielded to Sanders, who pitched three hitless innings to pick up the save.

 

Davis picked up her first win by scattering seven hits in six innings. Bryant got into a jam in the seventh but picked up the save.

 

"It's two good wins," Long said. "I think we're doing a lot of good things early. We've got some things to work on. I think we're going to be OK."

 

Gulf Coast (3-1) returns to action Saturday when they entertain Enterprise State at West Harrison. First pitch is at 1 p.m.

 

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