Reese Ruth

Fulton native Reese Ruth delivers a pitch during a game earlier this season. The No. 16 Indians will host Gulf Coast for a three-game Region-23 qualifier this weekend. 

Fulton, Miss. – The No. 16 Itawamba Community College Indians will host Mississippi Gulf Coast in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament qualifier series next week.

The best-of-three format will be played over two days in Fulton. Game one is scheduled for Friday, May 7, at 6 p.m. Game two will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, with game three to follow if necessary.

During the regular season, the Indians and Bulldogs split their doubleheader on Apr. 18. The Bulldogs won game one, 8-6, and the Indians took game two, 8-4.

The Indians finished the regular season 23-13 with a 19-9 conference record while the Bulldogs ended 20-19 and 16-12 in the conference.

Winner of the qualifier series will advance to the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament that is being hosted by Pearl River, May 17-22.

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