Baseball Bobcats ranked No. 14 in latest poll

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-04-27 14:35:05

 ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats have entered the national rankings.

Head coach Christian Ostrander’s team is ranked 14th in the latest NJCAA Division II baseball poll, which was released Wednesday afternoon.

The Bobcats own a 31-13 overall record and clinched their second consecutive MACJC South Division championship with a sweep of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Tuesday at Community Bank Park. JCJC is the only Mississippi team listed in the poll.

Frederick Community College (Md.) continues to lead the rankings with a 32-2 record. Heartland Community College (Ill.) moves up from No. 3 to No. 2 with a 31-6 record. LSU-Eunice of Region 23 dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 this week. The Bengals are 37-12 overall.

JCJC will close regular season play with a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday at Hinds Community College. The games will be audiocast on with a 1:55 p.m. airtime. Lance Pittman will be calling the play-by-play.

The Bobcats will open postseason play with a best-of-three playoff series at home on May 6-7 vs. the No. 4 team from the North Division. That will either be East Mississippi or Northeast Mississippi. The Lions and Tigers are currently tied for fourth place and will play Saturday in Scooba to determine who qualifies for the playoffs.

If the Bobcats win that best-of-three series, then they would host the MACJC State Tournament May 12-14 at Community Bank Park.

To view this week’s poll, go to


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