Baseball faces stiff challenges in Florida

Published 4:10 pm Thursday, February 10, 2022

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast heads to Niceville, Fla., on Friday for a pair of games against talented NJCAA Division I opponents.


The Bulldogs, who play in Division II, take on Northwest Florida State at 11 a.m., and then play Motlow State in the second game of the day.

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NWFS received votes in the Division I preseason poll, and the Raiders are sure to move up after a stellar performance in the Perfect Game JUCO Classic last weekend. Motlow State, which is in Tullahoma, Tenn., advanced to the Region 7 Tournament last year.



  • MGCCC: 1-1
  • NWFS: 5-2
  • Motlow: 0-0

Last Time Out

  • MGCCC split a doubleheader in Bay Minette, Ala., on Saturday. The Bulldogs beat Southern Union 12-5 and lost 15-5 to Coastal Alabama-South.
  • NWFS lost 8-7 to Florida SouthWestern State in the Perfect Game JUCO Classic Championship game in Panama City, Fla., on Sunday.

Previous Meeting

Northwest Florida swept a doubleheader from Gulf Coast on March 6, 2020. The Raiders won the first game 13-3 and second 11-5.

Three Ahead

  • Tuesday, Feb. 15: vs. Baton Rouge, Perkinston, 2/5 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 18: vs. Wallace State, Decatur, noon
  • Friday, Feb. 18: vs. Parkland, Decatur, 6 pm


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