Gulf Coast sweeps Co-Lin in South Division softball

Published 1:43 am Sunday, March 17, 2013

PERKINSTON – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves lost a pair of close South Division games Wednesday against Gulf Coast Community College. They were shut out 2-0 in the opener and lost the nightcap 8-7 as the Lady Bulldogs erased a 7-3 deficit.

The Lady Wolves (14-7-1, 0-4) host powerhouse Pearl River Saturday for a South Division twinbill, starting at noon.

“These were two tough ones to lose,” said Co-Lin coach Allen Kent. “We had our chances in both games. Our pitchers did a good job overall/

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“We left seven runners stranded in Game 2 and gave up three unearned runs, extending some innings on defense,” Kent continued. “That’s not good enough against a team like Gulf Coast on the road. We’ve got to do a better job of executing.”

Gulf Coast 2, Co-Lin 0

Co-Lin left 5 runners stranded in scoring position over the first 4 innings as Brooke Gonzales came out on the short end of a pitcher’s duel. Gonzales allowed 6 hits and one earned run, while striking out 2 and walking one batter. Gonzales dropped her record to 7-3.

At the plate, Kaitlin Moak tripled for Co-Lin. Karla Hux, Missy Romero and Hannah Roberts collected singles.

“Both pitchers did a good job,” said Kent. “An unearned run gave them the lead in the third. We just couldn’t get a hit to fall when we had runners in position.”

Gulf Coast 8, Co-Lin 7

In a seesaw battle, the Lady Wolves took a 4-0 lead in the second with singles by Hannah Roberts, Bradi Davis, Meghan Johnson, Kayla Craft and Karla Hux.

Gulf Coast scored 3 runs in the third, but Co-Lin answered in the 4th. Johnson singled and Craft doubled. Hux and Shelby Mitchell added RBI singles for a 7-3 lead.

The Lady Bulldogs added one run in the 4th and 2 unearned runs in the 6th to trim the lead to 7-6. In the 7th, a walk and a 2 singles chased starter Meghan Johnson as Gulf Coast tied the game 7-7.

Chynna Coghlan came on in relief and gave up a bloop single for the game winner with 2 out.

Johnson’s record dropped to 4-3. She allowed 10 hits, 3 walks and 5 earned runs.

Hux’s 2 singles and 2 RBI lead the Lady Wolves. Craft doubled, singled and reached on an error. Johnson added 2 singles. Hitting safely was Romero, Roberts and Davis, as the visitors collected 10 hits.