No. 10 Itawamba Indians defeat No. 12 Gulf Coast to advance to MACJC Finals for second straight year

No. 10 Itawamba Indians defeat No. 12 Gulf Coast to advance to MACJC Finals for second straight year

MAGEE - The No. 10 Indians shutout No. 12 Gulf Coast 4-0 in the MACJC Tournament semifinals to advance to the tournament championship for the second straight season.

Mattie Meine (Olive Branch) gave the Indians (35-12-1) the early lead and Olivia Burns (Grenada) shutout the Bulldogs to earn a spot int he championship.

Meine led off the game with solo home run and the Indians added a pair of runs in the second as Macey Cox (Troy, Tenn.) scored on a Jessica Davis (Cumberland) bloop single and Ellie Meine (Olive Branch) came in on a sacrifice fly by Hope Harbin (Columbus).

In the fourth, Davis scored during a squeeze bunt by Mattie Meine to put the Indians up 4-0.

Joanna Vasquez (Southaven) robbed Gulf Coast of a home run in the third, and had a scoring opportunity in the sixth by two runners on, but Burns struck out one and forced a fly out to end the threat.

The Indians will face Pearl River in the championship game tonight 7:30 p.m. and have also punched their ticket to the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament that begins Wednesday.

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