Mississippi Gulf Coast gets back on the softball field Friday after seven days off, and it will be a matchup of nationally ranked teams.
The No. 6 Lady Bulldogs will take on No. 14 Highland in a doubleheader at Ross-Smith Field. First pitch is scheduled for noon.
The games will be streamed at https://livestream.com/MGCCCBulldogs/events/8594862.
• MGCCC: 9-5
• Highland: 9-3
Last Time Out
• Gulf Coast swept Northwest 7-0 and 13-2 at Perkinston on March 7.
• Highland played three games Wednesday at Brewton, Ala., beating Carl Sandberg twice (12-5 and 9-3) and beating host Coastal Alabama-East 10-6.
First-ever meeting between the teams.
"They've been ranked early and they're on spring break getting some games in down here. They're a ranked team, so it will be a good test for us." – Gulf Coast coach Kenneth Long
• Shelby Archer (Fr., Pearl River Central/Picayune) is tied for second in NJCAA Division II with seven home runs.
• Kristen Cade (Fr., Harrison Central/Saucier) is fourth among NJCAA Division II pitchers with 25 or more innings pitched with 61 strikeouts and 10.01 strikeouts per seven innings.
• Avery Sanders (So., Edward Douglas/Thibodaux, La.) is 12th among NJCAA Division II pitchers with 25 or more innings pitched with a 1.81 ERA.
• Wednesday, vs. Copiah-Lincoln, 3 p.m., Perkinston
• Saturday, March 23, at Holmes, noon, Goodman
• Tuesday, March 26, at Jones, 4 p.m, Ellisville
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Sports Information Director
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College