Travis goes yard twice in another sweep

No. 8 Mississippi Gulf Coast shook off some rust Sunday and swept another opponent, going to Marion Military and beating the Tigers 5-2 and 6-3.

"We played pretty good for having not played in a week," Bulldogs coach Eric Neel said. "We were not crisp, for sure, but we played hard and pitched well. WE played pretty good defense and had 18 hits, I think. It's a good day."

Rakeya Travis (Fr, Poplarville/Poplarville) hit two more home runs, one in each game, to give her four on the season. Jenn Perkins (So, Barbe/Lake Charles, La.) went 2-for-3 with two doubles in the second game.

Kristen Cade (So, Harrison Central/Saucier) struck out 10 in a complete-game seven-hit effort in the first game. Andrea Morgan (Fr, Jackson Prep/Jackson) went the distance in the second, striking out five.

"Rakeya had another good day, and Drea threw extremely well again," Neel said. "We should have made a couple plays there at the end, and she would have won 6-1."

Alexis Laughlin (Fr, East Central/Hurley), Briana Shores (So, Richland/Richland) and Caroline Moore (Fr, Maryville/Maryville, Tenn.) had two hit in the first game. Marsha' Hunt (So, Philadelphia/Philadelphia) had two hits and double in the second.

Gulf Coast (6-0) will travel to Meridian next weekend and play in the Rush Invitational. The Bulldogs play twice Friday and three times Saturday.

For more information on MGCCC's 10 intercollegiate athletic teams, follow @MGCCCBulldogs on Twitter and MGCCCBulldogs on Facebook, and go to