Lady Bobcats to face nation's top-ranked team on Saturday

Written By: Shawn Wansley
Email Address: shawn.wansley@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-04-06 11:09:13

 ELLISVILLE – The NJCAA Division II softball poll was released Wednesday morning.

The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats – for the second consecutive week – received votes in the poll, but did not make the top 20. The Lady Bobcats will, however, have an opportunity to face the nation’s top-ranked team this weekend.

LSU-Eunice, 35-8, is No. 1 for the second consecutive week. The Lady Bengals will host the Lady Bobcats, 26-8, at noon on Saturday in a doubleheader. Earlier this year at Community Bank Park, LSU-Eunice blanked the Lady Bobcats, 4-0.

Phoenix College (Ariz.) is second in this week’s poll at 32-14.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 26-9, is ranked No. 11 and is the only MACJC school in the top 20. JCJC, East Central Community College and Pearl River Community College all received votes this week.

To view the complete poll, go to www.njcaa.org.

In the South Division standings, MGCCC is on top at 13-2, followed by East Central at 10-5. JCJC is 10-6 and Pearl River is 9-5. Co-Lin is 6-10, followed by Southwest at 4-10 and Hinds at 1-15.

The top four teams qualify for the eight-team, single-elimination MACJC State Tournament, which will be held April 28-30 at the South Division champion.

Head coach Chris Robinson’s Lady Bobcats return home for a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday vs. Southwest. The games will be audiocast on www.jcjc.tv with Lance Pittman calling play-by-play.

Airtime is 2:55 p.m.

 

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