Bobcats to face Des Moines Area Community College in World Series opener on Saturday
Written By: Shawn Wansley
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Submitted: 2011-05-23 14:18:17
By Shawn Wansley
JCJC Sports Information Director
ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats know who they will play in the first round of the NJCAA Division II World Series.
The Bobcats will take on the Des Moines Area Community College (Iowa) Bears at 4 p.m. on Saturday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Okla. The 4,000-seat stadium has served as host for the World Series for the past two years.
The game will be audiocast live on www.jcjc.tv with Lance Pittman on the call. Airtime is 3:55 p.m.
The 12th-ranked Bobcats (42-15) of head coach Christian Ostrander shocked the juco baseball world by beating defending national champion and 2nd-ranked LSU-Eunice twice on Saturday in the Region 23 Tournament at Holmes Community College. JCJC got a two-run, walkoff home run from Ladd Rhodes to win the first game, 6-5. The Bobcats then scored four runs in the eighth inning to overcome a 6-4 deficit and beat the Bengals, 8-7, to claim the championship.
Des Moines (46-16) is rated No. 7. They captured the District II (Regions 9, 11 and 13) championship with a 20-1 decision over Williston State College (N.D.) on Sunday.
Other first round matchups will be sixth-ranked Gateway Community College (Ariz.) (40-21) vs. 12th-ranked Madison College (Wisc.) (42-14) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, followed by eighth-ranked Western Oklahoma State College (46-15) vs. 14th-rated Southeastern Community College (N.C.) (35-19) at noon. Fourth-ranked Connecticut-Avery Point (39-9) faces either top-ranked Heartland College (Ill.) (51-9) or Lincoln Land College (Ill.) (38-17) at 7:30 p.m. Heartland and Lincoln Land were playing Monday afternoon to determine the Midwest representative. Heartland must beat Lincoln Land twice to qualify.
The final, first-round match will begin at noon on Sunday between Kellogg Community College (Mich.) (30-25) and 10th-ranked Cecil College (Md.) (39-13-1).
The ten-team, double-elimination tournament continues through June 4.
Fans can keep with tournament results and statistics by going to www.davidallenballpark.com.
NJCAA Division II World Series
May 28-June 4
David Allen Memorial Ballpark
May 28 games
Game 1, Gateway Community College (Ariz.) vs. Madison College (Wisc.), 9 a.m.
Game 2, Western Oklahoma State College vs. Southeastern Community College (N.C.), noon
Game 3, Jones County Junior College vs. Des Moines Area Community College (Iowa), 4 p.m.
Game 4, Connecticut-Avery Point vs. Heartland College (lll.) or Lincoln Land College (Ill.), 7:30 p.m.
May 29 games
Game 5, Kellogg Community College (Mich.) vs. Cecil College (Md.), noon
Game 6, Loser 1 vs. Loser 2, 3:30 p.m.
Game 7, Loser 3 vs. Loser 4, 7 p.m.
May 30 games
Game 8, Winner 3 vs. Winner 4, noon
Game 9, Winner 6 vs. Winner 7, 3:30 p.m.
Game 10, Winner 1 vs. Winner 2, 7 p.m.
May 31 games
Game 11, Loser 5 vs. Loser 8, noon
Game 12, Winner 9 vs. Loser 10, 3:30 p.m.
Game 13, Winner 8 vs. Winner 5, 7 p.m.
June 1 games
Game 14, Winner 11 vs. Loser 13, 3:30 p.m.
Game 15, Winner 10 vs. Winner 13, 7 p.m.
June 2 games
Game 16, Winner 14 vs. Loser 15, 3:30 p.m.
Game 17, Winner 15 vs. Winner 12, 7 p.m.
June 3 game
Game 18, championship, 7 p.m.
June 4 game
Game 19, if necessary, 1 p.m.
Note: If there are three teams remaining at Game 18, the team with the most games played shall receive a bye to Game 19. If there is a tie for the most games played, a coin toss will be used to determine the bye. All games except championship games (possibly Game 18 if just two teams remain and Game 19) will have the run rule. 10 runs after 5 complete innings, 8 runs after 7 complete innings. All games are scheduled for 9 innings.