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Co-Lin Wolves fall twice to Gulf Coast

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Co-Lin's Dominic Savage lays down a sacrifice bunt in extra innings in Game Two against Gulf Coast Thursday.

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Co-Lin’s Dominic Savage lays down a sacrifice bunt in extra innings in Game Two against Gulf Coast Thursday.

PERKINSTON – The Copiah-Lincoln Wolves baseball team lost in heartbreaking fashion, 4-3, on Thursday night at Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Co-Lin gave up the game winning run on a hit batsman in an extra eighth inning. In game one, the Wolves took an early 1-0 lead before succumbing to a Gulf Coast bombardment, 13-2.

Gulf Coast 13, Co-Lin 2 

Co-Lin jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Adrian Brown hit a solo home run for the Wolves. The Bulldogs took the lead for good by hitting three homeruns and scoring five runs in the bottom of the second. Gulf Coast finished the game with five homeruns.

A solo homer by Logan Smith was the only other run for the Wolves. Shane Brown took the loss for Co-Lin after giving up eight earned runs in three innings. The Bulldogs out hit Co-Lin, 12-5.

Gulf Coast 4, Co-Lin 3 

Game two was a much closer affair as the Wolves once again took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. That run came on a Mitch Little double that scored Philip Lott.

The Wolves pitching staff, decimated by injuries this season, battled all game in holding Gulf Coast to six hits. Co-Lin has had four pitchers suffer season ending injuries in 2014. The Wolves committed three errors opposed to only one by Gulf Coast.

Gulf Coast tied the game in the third, but Co-Lin took a 2-1 lead in the fourth. That run came when Dominic Savage scored on a sacrifice fly by Logan Smith.

Gulf Coast tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh and forced an extra eight inning. In the top of the inning the Wolves took another lead, 3-2, when Smith hit an RBI single that scored Little.

A double, a single, an error and two batters hit by a pitch would prove to be the Wolves undoing in the bottom of the eighth. Corey Funk took the loss for Co-Lin in relief.

Co-Lin travels to Northwest on Wednesday, April 22 for their final road doubleheader of the season. First pitch is at 3 p.m. in Senatobia.