Avery Sanders' pitching gem helped Mississippi Gulf Coast held onto its spot in the MACJC standings Monday after a split at Northwest in Senatobia
She threw a one-hitter, and Mya Hopson's home run in the second inning gave the Lady Bulldogs a 1-0 win in the opener. The Lady Rangers won the second game 7-0.
Avery Sanders (Fr, E.D. White/Thibodaux, La.) struck out six to overcome a three-hitter by Northwest's Harley Smith. Sanders is 7-3.
"She just kept battling and battling," Gulf Coast coach Kenneth Long said. "I think she got a little better as the game went along."
Hopson (Fr, Madison Central/Madison) hit her shot to right-center with two outs. She has four home runs this season.
"It was a 220-foot fence, and she hit it a pretty good ways over that fence," Long said. "It was against the wind. There was a little breeze blowing, and she got all of it."
The Lady Bulldogs managed only five hits in the second game.
Gulf Coast (17-13, 12-10 MACJC) remains in eighth place in the MACJC standings. The top eight teams earn a spot in the postseason.
The Lady Bulldogs return to action in a busy final week of the regular season Wednesday with a doubleheader at Meridian. First pitch is at 2 p.m. Their last home game will be Thursday when Hinds visits on Sophomore Day, and they close out with two games Saturday at Coahoma.
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