Error-filled Wolves bow to Gulf Coast

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, April 17, 2007

PERKINSTON — The Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs swept aSouth Division baseball doubleheader from the error-plagued Co-LinWolves Friday night. Co-Lin committed six errors in thetwinbill.

Gulf Coast won the opener 7-2 and rallied in the seventh inningof the second game for a 6-3 win.

The Wolves, coached by Keith Case, are 4-6 in the division and18-18 overall. The Bulldogs improved to 10-0 in the division and28-9 on the season.

Co-Lin hosts division rival Southwest Wednesday for the finaltwinbill of the Cardiovascular Institute Heart Challenge Series.The first game begins at 4 p.m.

Gulf Coast 7, Co-Lin 2

The Wolves committed 4 errors to the Bulldogs’ 1 in the firstgame. Co-Lin’s errors gave Gulf Coast 4 unearned runs.

“Errors were a big part of the game, ” said Case. “They ended upcosting us 5 runs. I was not real pleased with the way we competedin the ball game. We didn’t prepare well.

“We had our chances. We are better than this.”

Chris Chapman (8-3) went the distance for the win with 8strikeouts and 3 walks. Absorbing the loss was Joseph Langham (4-3)with 1 strikeout and 4 walks.

Steven Gauthe led the Wolves with a double. Singling were PaulDavis, Ryan Hoben and David Alton New.

Powering the Bulldogs with a double and 2 singles and 3 runsscored was Brian McCants.

Gulf Coast 6, Co-Lin3

The Wolves led 1-0 in the first inning but got behind theBulldogs 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth. Co-Lin took the lead at4-2 after scoring 2 runs in the top of the seventh. Gulf Coastrallied back with 4 runs to pull out the win.

“We played a lot better,” said Case. “Errors hurt us again.Brandt (Hinton) pitched well. It’s little bitty things (errors).We’re not consistent. We have to come back.”

Hinton (5-3) took the loss with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks.Getting the win was McCants (8-1) in six innings. Relieving him inthe seventh inning were Mark McKinley and Chip Quave.

Gauthe sparked the Wolves with a double and a single. Doublingwas Jordan Toney. Montez Chatman, Brandon Chretien and Davissingled.

Michael Knippers ripped a 2-run home run for the Bulldogs. BoBall singled 3 times.