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Page 18 Stone County Enterprise Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Stone tennis continues to dominate Jody O'Hara Staff Writer The Stone High tennis team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 4-3 victo- ry over St. Patrick. Christa Owen took a 6-2, 6-4 win at girls' singles while the boys' No. 1 team of Travis Burdick and Nick Georgian won 6-3, 4-6 (lO- 7). The mixed doubles team of Hannah Wegner and Tyler Wabel also got extended in their match, eventually winning 6-4, 2- 6-(lO-8). The boys' No. 2 doubles team of Jacob Mitchell and Josh Johnson won handily, taking a 6-1, 6-2 victory. The Stone tennis team plays twice at home this week, at 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at the courts beliind Stone Elementary. MGCCC baseball makes it 9 straight By Bill Snyder MGCCC MOORHEAD---A t3 day layoff due to cancellations and bad weather didn't slow down Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Friday as the Bulldogs swept Mississippi Delta 10-3 and 7- 4 to extend the team's win- ning streak to nine. In game one, Gulf Coast pitcher Scan Kennel tossed five scoreless innings and struck out three for his third straight victory. At the plate, Jeremy Hill went 2-for-3 including a grand slam while Will White and Trey Porter both had three hits. The Bulldogs took the nightcap thanks to three scoreless innings of relief pitching by Jordan Steele. Will White, a recent William Carey signee, added two more hits in the victory while Nick Purdy smacked a two- run homer and Ross Weathers chipped in two hits. Gulf Coast (10-3) opens MACJC South Division play Mar. 16 with a home double- header against East Central beginning at 2 p.m. MGCCC golf team blows away field WESSON---Mississippi Gulf Coast won the n-team Copiah-Lincoln Invitational played at Wolf Hollow Golf Club and Brookhaven Country Club. The Bulldogs shot 290- 288--578 to win by 23 shots over East Mississippi 601. Northeast and host Copiah-Lincoln finished 3rd at 603, followed by East Central 607, Northwest 608, Itawamba 618, Hinds 641, Jones 667, Pearl River 668, and Holmes 685. Richie Williams won his 4th career tournament for Gulf Coast with rounds of 69-69--138, 6 shots ahead Of teammate Brandon Herrington at 144. Both were named to the All- tournament team along with teammate Skyler Dennis 146. Gulf Coast's Taylor Michie tied for loth at 15o, followed by Nic Ishee 152, Colin McNamara 154 , and Michael Wilkinson 157. Gulf Coast has won the first three MACJC events and will close the regular season out at the Northeast/Itawamba Invitational March 29-30. SPORTS MGCCC softball splits with Southwest ., ............ r ''l I II Illl Ill I I II 'lll"[l'l'll[ By Bill Snyder MGCCC PERKINSTON---No. 7 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College bounced back to win the second game of a double- header with Southwest to even it's MACJC South Division record at 2-2. The Lady Bears took game one 1-0 behind a shoutout per- formance by freshman pitcher Ashlyn Grisaffe. Gulf Coast pitcher Linsey Dickerson (6-2) was the hard luck loser in the series opener as she gave up one run on five hits and struck out six. The Lady Bulldogs took the nightcap 9-5 as Lauren Bates upped her record to 5-1 and Sarah Smaltz assaulted Southwest at the plate by going 4-for-4 with a home- run, a double, two hits, and 6 RBI. Courtney Fairley, Megan Colvin, and Kayla Moran each had two hits in the game two win. Gulf Coast (14-6, 2-2) hosts Faulkner St. Mar. 18 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. MGCCC head coach Kenneth Long dis- cusses strategy with Courtney i Fairley. SI:00RiNG - -'VER MGCCC'S Tyler Eggers. MGCCC tennis team has successful road swing By Bill Snyder MGCCC Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College began the week taking on some of the top teams in the country and ended the week defeating Holmes on the road in Goodman. Gulf Coast took part in the Central Alabama Community College tournament Mar. 5-7 and competed against Central AL., Gadsden St., Snead St., Marion Military Institute, "and Abram Baldwin College (Ga.). The women's team was able to defeat Central A1. 5-4 behind wins from Victoria Hagel, Morgan Rabby, Katherine Blair and Katy King. "I knew going in that we were going to have very tough matches playing ABAC, Gadsden St, Snead St, Central Ala., and Marion Institute," said Gary Bourgeois, Gulf Coast tennis coach. "The idea is play tough matches in order to get ready for the rest of the schedule and the state cham- pionship." On Mar. 11, the men's squad defeated Holmes 6-3 behind singles victories by Kris Baglais, Alex Drake, Travis Ladner and Taylor Thrash. The teams of Baglais/Drake and Ladner/Tyler Eggers also earned doubles victories. The women's team was paced by straight set singles wins by Ruta Grindvalde, Victoria Hagel and Brittany Freeman. Grindvalde teamed with Morgan Rabby to earn a doubles win. Gulf Coast goes back on the road to take on Faulkner St. (Ala.) Mar. 18 and Meridian Mar. 20.