The 8th-ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats ended regular season play on a highly successful note here Saturday.
In game one, Samantha Buller tossed a four-hit shutout as JCJC posted a 7-0 victory over Co-Lin Community College. In game two, Michele Hester had a 5-hit shutout and Brooke David blasted a three-run home run in the sixth inning to lead Jones to a 4-0 decision.
The Lady Bobcats, 36-6 overall and 19-5 in the MACJC South Division, will now head to the MACJC State Tournament on Thursday-Friday at Mississippi Gulf Coast. JCJC, the South's No. 2 team, will meet Holmes, the North's No. 3 team, in the tournament opener at noon on Thursday. The games will be webcast on www.jcjc.tv.
This Lady Bobcat sophomore class has now won a school-record 80 games over two years.
Co-Lin ends the year at 23-19-1 and 8-16 in the division.
Lady Bobcats 7, Lady Wolves 0
It was a typical Buller effort in the opener. She allowed four hits, walked none and struck out eight as she improved to 21-2 on the season.
Offensively, Relanda McFarland had three singles, Bethany Volking doubled and singled and Karley Crosby hit her 14th home run of the season. Makenzie Hawkins and Brittney McBrain had doubles, while David, Rebecca Dunn and Reagan Gavin added singles.
Kaitlin Moak had two singles for Co-Lin, with Missy Romero and Hannah Roberts adding singles.
Chynna Coghlan was the starter and loser. She went three innings, allowed four runs (three earned), seven hits and walked one. Brooke Gonzalez went the final four innings, gave up three earned runs, four hits, walked one and struck out one.
JCJC led 2-0 after one inning, 3-0 after two, 4-0 after three, 6-0 after four and 7-0 after six.
Lady Bobcats 4, Lady Wolves 0
Hester, 13-4, allowed five hits, walked none and struck out two.
The game was scoreless until the sixth when McFarland reached on a bunt single and Rebecca Dunn reached on an error. Volking then reached on an error, which allowed McFarland to score. One out later, David blasted a three-run home run.
Hawkins had two singles, David homered and Dunn doubled for JCJC. McFarland, Volking, Crosby and McBrain had singles.
Kayla Craft had two singles for Co-Lin, while Romero and Karla Beth Hux had doubles. Bradi Davis had a single.
Meghan Johnson started, went six innings and took the loss. She gave up four runs (none earned), seven hits and walked one. Coghlan pitched the final inning and allowed one hit.