Panama City, FL---The Gulf Coast baseball team continues to sweep series, and it continues as the first place team in the Panhandle standings. The Commodores beating Tallahassee Tuesday at Frazier Field by a final of 8-2.
That is three consecutive three game sweeps for the Commodores after they started conference play by losing two of three to Chipola.
That victory takes Gulf Coast to 10-2 in league play, 33-8 overall. That's one game ahead of second place Chipola, which kept pace Tuesday by beating Northwest Florida in Niceville 8-2.
Gulf Coast got a strong start from righty Cameron Ragsdale who got the win, despite getting touched up in the first by a solo homer off the bat of D.J. McKnight.
The Commodores meanwhile getting the offense cranked up with a 7 run 4th inning. After allowing three straight singles to start the fourth, the last by Tevin Johnson which tied the game at 1-all, Shaun Herbert walked Chandler Durham then hit Max Bartlett with the bases loaded. That ended his day and put the ball in the hands of Collin Strall.
The Commodores added five more runs after Strall entered to take a 7-1 lead.
Herbert, who went three-plus innings, was charged with four runs and took the loss.
Meanwhile, the Commodores' Cameron Ragsdale held Tallahassee to just four hits over seven innings and struck out eight to earn the win.
The Eagles scored a run in the eighth, courtesy of Quincy Nieporte's sac-fly, to complete the scoring.
Gulf Coast and Chipola are back at it Wednesday when they go head to head in Panama City, the start of their second three game series of the season.
The attached video shows the following:
-The wind blowing out to left, D.J. Mcknight takes advantage here in the top of the first, drives one to left, it carries, Flair makes a nice attempt but can't get it.
-Bottom of the first, Commodores load the bases with one out, Christian Williams though grounds into the 6-4-3 double play, so no runs there.
-Cameron Ragsdale settling down on the hill for Gulf Coast, sails through the second and the third...Racking up four early strikeouts...
The G.C. offense meanwhile puts up 7 in the bottom of the 4th, they would add another in the 6th and go on to win it 8-2.