13th-ranked Bobcats meet Holmes in Region 23 opener

Written By: Shawn Wansley
Email Address: shawn.wansley@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-05-16 13:18:24

 ELLISVILLE – The Region 23 Tournament bracket has been released.

The tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday at Charlie Donald Field on the campus of Holmes Community College in Goodman.

The MACJC state champion and 13th-ranked Jones County Junior College Bobcats will enter as the top-seed and will face fourth-seed and tourney host Holmes at 6 p.m. on Thursday in Game 2. The event opens with second-seeded and state runnerup Northwest Mississippi Community College playing third-seeded and defending NJCAA Division II national champion LSU-Eunice at 2 p.m. Thursday in Game 1.

The Game 1 loser meets the Game 2 loser at 11 a.m. on Friday in Game 3, followed by the Game 1 winner vs. the Game 2 winner at 2:30 p.m. on Friday in Game 4. The Game 3 winner faces the Game 4 loser at 6 p.m. on Friday.

The championship game is slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday with an ‘if necessary’ game to follow 30 minutes later.

All games involving JCJC will be audiocast on www.jcjc.tv with Lance Pittman on the call. Airtime is 5 minutes prior to each contest.

The winner of the tournament advances to the NJCAA Division II World Series May 28-June 4 in Enid, Okla.

JCJC enters the tournament with a 38-14 record, while Northwest is 31-19, Holmes is 30-17 and LSU-Eunice, ranked third in the nation, is 43-13.


Region 23 Tournament

At Holmes Community College

Charlie Donald Field

Thursday’s games

Game 1, LSU-Eunice vs. Northwest, 2 p.m.

Game 2, Jones County vs. Holmes, 6 p.m.

Friday’s games

Game 3, Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 11 a.m.

Game 4, Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 2:30 p.m.

Game 5, Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 6 p.m.

Saturday’s games

Game 6, Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 2 p.m.

Game 7, if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 6

Winner advances to NJCAA Division II World Series in Enid, Okla.


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