No. 14 Mississippi Gulf Coast opened its MACJC schedule Wednesday with a split at Copiah-Lincoln.
Sydney Davis was excellent in the circle and at the plate, slugging a home run in only her second at-bat of the season, in a 5-4 Game 1 win. The Wolves handed the Lady Bulldogs a 2-1 defeat in the second game.
Davis followed an RBI single by Kristen Sexton (So, West Harrison/Gulfport) with a two-run homer in the fourth for a 3-0 lead.
"She did a really good job at the plate," Gulf Coast coach Kenneth Long said. "She hit some balls hard and hit that home run. She really battled for us on the mound."
Co-Lin got two unearned runs on the way to tying the game at 3 in the half of the inning. Gulf Coast made one of its four Game 1 errors to aid the rally.
"In this conference, as good as everybody is, you can't expect to make mistakes and win," said Long.
Jada White (Fr, Philadelphia/Philadelphia) forced an error in the sixth with a hard ground ball the shortstop couldn't handle to score two runs.
Co-Lin got another unearned run in the sixth, but Davis closed the door the rest of the way. She allowed five hits while striking out three and walking none.
Savannah Bryant (Fr, Long Beach/Long Beach) took the loss in game two despite allowing just two runs. She struck out four and allowed four hits in 5.1 innings.
White blasted a seventh-inning home run to cut the Lady Bulldogs' deficit in half. Gulf Coast managed only four hits in the second game.
MGCCC (6-4) returns to action Saturday when it plays Holmes at Harrison Central High School. First pitch is at noon.
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