Former Gulfport High Pitcher Grabs win in the NJCAA Division II Championship

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The Jones County Junior College baseball team took home the NJCAA Division II national championship on Saturday. The final win came at the hands of a former Gulfport High School Pitcher.
Bobcats freshman Ben Stiglets picked up the win over Gateway College of Arizona in a 7-1 victory Saturday night in Oklahoma. Stiglets pitched a complete nine inning game, allowing one run on eight hits and striking out eight as he improved to 10-0.
Today, Stiglets stopped by WXXV to tell News 25 how it feels to be a champion and how it feels to represent the Coast on a national level. “The last inning, my coach said, “You’re going back out there.” And I said, ‘Alright, Coach. Let’s go win a ball game.’ Our right fielder threw it in and he got the tag on him and the whole team rushed out. I just kind of sat there for a second, just amazed at what we just did. My old high school coach texted me and said ‘congratulations.’ and I said, ‘Thanks coach, I learned it from you.'”
Stiglet says he’s looking forward to the summer to strength and condition in hopes of winning a back-to-back championship next year.

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