Gulf Coast Dominates Pensacola, Increases Lead in Panhandle

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Panama City, FL---Gulf Coast owned first place in the Panhandle Conference entering Tuesday, holding a half-game lead over Chipola. A win, would extend their lead to a full game, but a loss would leave them tied with Chipola, who owns the tie-breaker between the two, with only two games to go.

Facing last place Pensacola, the opportunity was there for Gulf Coast to rebound after a bad loss Monday in Niceville to Northwest Florida only scoring once in their 9-1 beat down.

Tuesday, the bats were back in action.

The Commodores led of the second inning with a blast into the left field trees by Nick Flair and kept the offense going from there, winning 10-0 in five innings.

The victory keeps the Commodores in the drivers seat for the Panhandle Conference Championship, as their magic number to win the title is at two. Both GC and Chipola have only two games remaining on their conference slates.

The Indians take to the road Wednesday to play Northwest Florida, who is still battling for third place and a state tournament play-in game with Tallahassee after losing to the Eagles 9-2 Tuesday.

Gulf Coast will also travel Wednesday, playing TCC for their final series of the conference season.

In the highlights attached above, the Commodores starter West Covington pulled after an inning due to arm soreness, but Brandon Pergantis would step in nicely. The K in the second inning for the second out. So nice, he decides to get another. Still 0-0, but it wouldn't stay like that for long.

First batter of the second for the Commodores, Nick Flair. Forget about it. That one's all the way in the trees.

GC wins 10-0 in 5 innings. They're up a full game on Chipola for first. 'Dores win out, the conference is theres.