The No. 6 ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast Lady Bulldogs softball team has become Road Warriors, since their stadium is under construction. On Monday at Biloxi High School the Lady Bulldogs under the leadership of head coach Kenneth Long defeated No. 17 Northeast 7-0 in game one of a doubleheader.
MGCCC (20-7, 9-1 MACJC) won the second game over Northeast (17-11, 5-5) 6-1.
Coach Long said, "We played with so much confidence tonight, both games. We set a great tone and just stayed with it. It was awesome."
In game one, Nora Keehn a sophomore from Thibodeaux, Louisiana tossed a 5-hit shutout with nine strikeouts to pick up her 9th win of the season against three losses.
"I thought Nora set the tone in the first game, "said Long. "They never really threatened off of her."
Brittney Triplett led the Lady Bulldogs at the plate in game one with three hits, two stolen bases and scored twice. Lexie Mathis and Kristen Sexton had two hits and Sexton drove in three runs.
After trailing 1-0 in the top of the first, MGCCC responded with a two-out rally with a single off the bat of Precious Sanders. She scored on a double off the bat of Izzy Werdann.
Coach Long said, "They came out and scored in the first inning of the second game, and we answered. Izzy almost hit it out. It was off the wall. We got two runs right there and answered what they did. That's what good teams do."
Triplett extended her hit streak to seven games. Sexton had two more hits and walked twice to reach in every plate appearance in game two.
Gulf Coast returns to Biloxi High School for a doubleheader on Saturday against Holmes starting at noon.
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