Bulldogs walk off Illinois Central at MGM Park - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Bulldogs walk off Illinois Central at MGM Park

BILOXI, MS (MGCCC) -

Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Brandon Parker delivered the game-winning blow Saturday against Illinois Central in the Bulldogs’ 4-3 win at MGM Park.

Parker’s long shot to right-center forced an error by the Cougars and scored the winning run. The Bulldogs plated runs in the sixth and seventh to come back from a 3-2 deficit.

“It’s awesome to get the W,” Parker said. “That was a good comeback win. I’m proud of all our players for the way we fought back. Good things happen when you keep fighting.”

Gulf Coast improved to 12-1 with the win and now has a five-game win streak. The Bulldogs took to the stands ahead of their game scheduled for 6 p.m. against Baton Rouge.

MGCCC took a 2-0 in the first on an RBI single by Alden Davis (Fr, Pascagoula/Pascagoula) and a sacrifice fly by Logan McGrew (So, Sumrall/Sumrall).

Illinois Central tied it in the second, then went ahead in the fifth, bringing in. Bailey Hargrave (R-So, Madison Central/Madison) from the bullpen.

He entered with one out and runners at the corner and walked the first batter on four pitches. The next pitch, however, was a picture-perfect double-play ground ball to get out of the jam.

Gulf Coast tied the game when Castor Lee (Fr, Gulfport/Gulfport) lashed an RBI double off the wall inside the left-field foul pole in the sixth.

Hargrave’s two innings of scoreless relief went into the seventh, but he left after an error, a walk and a groundout put runners at the corners. Kole Kittrell (Fr, Greene County/State Line) got a strikeout and groundout to end the threat.

“Ty (Barnes) did not throw very well today. He left some balls up in the zone and got hit a little bit, but he did a good job keeping them in check,” Gulf Coast coach Rodney Batts said. “Our bullpen with Hargrave and Kittrell, they kept it there and gave us a chance to win.”

Davis got hit by a pitch with one out, setting up Parker’s heroics.

“He had some pitches to hit (earlier) and just tried to do too much with them,” Batts said. “That last at-bat, he got a good pitch and put a good swing on it. He drove it out to right-center, it was a tough play for the center fielder. It was good to see him barrel the ball up like that in a tough situation.”

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

    Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-07-22 19:09:46 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-07-23 04:20:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jon Super). Francesco Molinari of Italy holds the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Jon Super). Francesco Molinari of Italy holds the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2018.
    Francesco Molinari outplays Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and everyone else to claim the British Open.More >>
    Francesco Molinari outplays Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and everyone else to claim the British Open.More >>
  • Sit-down with MGCCC's Jack Wright: Part two

    Sit-down with MGCCC's Jack Wright: Part two

    Monday, July 23 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-07-23 04:06:58 GMT
    Jack Wright sits down with WLOX before the 2018 Gulf Coast football season (WLOX Sports)Jack Wright sits down with WLOX before the 2018 Gulf Coast football season (WLOX Sports)
    Jack Wright sits down with WLOX before the 2018 Gulf Coast football season (WLOX Sports)Jack Wright sits down with WLOX before the 2018 Gulf Coast football season (WLOX Sports)

    With just forty days to go until Mississippi Gulf Coast kicks off the 2018 season at home against Mississippi Delta, WLOX sports anchor Patrick Clay sits down with Jack Wright as he prepares for his first season as the Bulldogs' head coach. 

    More >>

    With just forty days to go until Mississippi Gulf Coast kicks off the 2018 season at home against Mississippi Delta, WLOX sports anchor Patrick Clay sits down with Jack Wright as he prepares for his first season as the Bulldogs' head coach. 

    More >>
  • Stokes Jr.'s Walk-Off Bomb Caps Perfect Homestand for the Shuckers

    Stokes Jr.'s Walk-Off Bomb Caps Perfect Homestand for the Shuckers

    Monday, July 23 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-07-23 04:02:43 GMT

    Troy Stokes Jr. capped one of the biggest comebacks of the season for the Biloxi Shuckers (59-40, 18-11) with a walk-off home run to defeat the Tennessee Smokies (50-50, 14-16) 7-5 at MGM Park on Sunday afternoon. 

    More >>

    Troy Stokes Jr. capped one of the biggest comebacks of the season for the Biloxi Shuckers (59-40, 18-11) with a walk-off home run to defeat the Tennessee Smokies (50-50, 14-16) 7-5 at MGM Park on Sunday afternoon. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly