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Prep roundup: Another week, another no-hitter on the Coast

Long Beach coach Shane Rutledge, center, talks to his team while competing against East Central on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Long Beach High. Long Beach’s Darren Cook threw a no-hitter against Gautier on Thursday.
Long Beach coach Shane Rutledge, center, talks to his team while competing against East Central on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Long Beach High. Long Beach’s Darren Cook threw a no-hitter against Gautier on Thursday. amccoy@sunherald.com file

Long Beach’s Darren Cook spun a no-hitter Thursday as Long Beach defeated Gautier 12-2. Cook also struck out 11 while collecting two hits and three RBIs at the plate.

Dylan Bursell led LBHS with three hits. Kobe Cook chipped in two hits and Charlie Wescovich added a double. He also had three RBIs. Kai VanCourt added two.

East Central 10, Moss Point 0: Dawson Hall earned the win for ECHS, striking out four. Gavin Tanner and Trenton Baldock led the Hornets with two hits apiece. Tanner recorded a double and triple.

West Harrison 4, Pascagoula 3: The Hurricanes clinched the Region 8-5A title on Thursday. Cade Simon struck out five in the complete game victory. Kasey Donaldson and Brandon Parker each had two hits. Parker added an RBI. D.K. Donaldson also recorded a double for WHHS (18-6, 7-1).

Gulfport 11, Hancock 5: The Admirals committed six errors, but they also whalloped six homers. Blake Johnson led the way with two, followed by one apiece from Castor Lee, Gabe Lacy, Dillon Brown and Jacob Roberts. Roberts also led the Admirals with three RBIs. Patrick Nelms earned the complete game win. Hancock’s Landon Jordan was 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.

Other scores: George County 7, D’Iberville 3.

Softball

Pearl River Central 10, Stone 0 (6 inn.): Pearl River Central’s softball team clinched the Region 7-5A title on Thursday with a 10-0 win over Stone in six innings.

Keigan Pearson had a big game for PRC (17-6, 5-1). The freshman hit a three-run homer in the first inning and then a two-run homer in the sixth inning. PRC starter Taylor Harris earned the complete game win.

Other scores: Vancleave 5, Moss Point 3; Long Beach 5, West Harrison 1.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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