High School Sports

Coast roundup: Ocean Springs closes out victory over Gulfport

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALDOcean Springs pitcher Cooper Brune throws against Gulfport during the first inning of their game at MGM Park in Biloxi on March 17. Brune ended up a homer shy of the cycle. The game was completed Friday.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALDOcean Springs pitcher Cooper Brune throws against Gulfport during the first inning of their game at MGM Park in Biloxi on March 17. Brune ended up a homer shy of the cycle. The game was completed Friday. SUN HERALD

Ocean Springs closed out its rain-halted game against Gulfport on Friday with a 12-2 victory. The Greyhounds (9-4, 2-2) began Friday's continuation in the bottom of the third, leading 9-1. Garrett Crochet (2-0) earned the win in relief, striking out four in five innings. Cooper Brune was 3-for-5 with a single, double and triple for OSHS. Taylor Reeves went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Brad Wall was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Tate Pepper recorded three hits and Drew Windham went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Kevin Carter and Alex Nelms led GHS (9-4, 2-2) with three and four hits respectively. Ocean Springs will host Theodore, Ala., on Saturday before playing Oak Grove at MGM Park at 4 p.m. Gulfport will play the Warriors prior to the Greyhounds at 1 p.m.

West Harrison 4, Biloxi 3 (8 innings): Kasey Donaldson led West Harrison (9-2) on Friday night with two hits. Taylor Woodcock had an RBI. Tate Parker picked up the win in relief, striking out three in 3 1/3 innings. Starting pitcher Tyler Jones struck out three in 4.1 innings. Cade Simon earned the save, striking out the final batter of the game.

Newton County 11, D'Iberville 10: D'Iberville fell to Newton County at Enterprise.  D'Iberville was led at the plate by Andrew Bird with five RBIs and two hits, including a three-run homer. Trey Forsythe had a double for the Warriors (8-4, 4-0).

Other scores: Pearl River Central 2, Stone 0.

Softball

Score: Petal 7, Long Beach 2.

JUCO softball

MGCCC sweeps Meridian: Kaitlin Lee went 4-for-7 and picked up her 13th win on the mound, and Nora Keehn threw a one-hitter as Mississippi Gulf Coast swept Meridian 6-0 and 9-1.

"She had a good week at practice," Gulf Coast coach Kenneth Long said of Lee. "We did some extra stuff with slappers this week, and it really paid off."

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 27-3, 11-3 MACJC after just their third doubleheader at Ross-Smith Field this season. They moved into a second-place tie with Itawamba, which split with East Central.

Meridian falls to 9-21, 6-10.

Gulf Coast returns to action Wednesday when Southwest visits Perkinston. The doubleheader starts at 3 p.m.

Hannah Melendrez had a two-run double in the third, one of three hits for her in Game 1.

Alyssa Hardy and Kelli Berry had back-to-back RBI doubles in a four-run fifth inning.

Keehn (8-1) struck out eight without walking anyone, allowing only a first-inning single.

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