Jones County Junior College used a pair of five-run innings and whipped the Lincoln Land Community College (Ill.) Lady Loggers, 11-1 in five innings here Wednesday afternoon at Traceway Park in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.
That moves the fifth-seeded Lady Bobcats into a winner's bracket game at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday vs. fourth-seeded Cowley County Community College (Kan.). Cowley County beat Cuyahoga County Community College (Ohio), 11-3 in five innings. The game will be webcast on www.jcjc.tv and http://www.ihigh.com/njcaatv.
The winner of the game will not play again until noon Friday, while the loser must turn around and play again at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Lady Bobcats 11, Lady Loggers 1
JCJC received three hits from Rebecca Dunn as they improved to 43-8.
The Lady Bobcats got rolling in the second inning when Karley Crosby walked and Makenzie Hawkins singled. After Brooke David reached on a fielder's choice, Dunn reached on an infield single to load the bases.
Kalyn McNabb walked to force in Hawkins and with two outs, CC Lawn walked to force in David. Relanda McFarland then reached on an infield single, which was able to score both Dunn and McNabb, who was running all the way. Bethany Volking then singled home Lawn to make it 5-0.
The Lady Loggers of Springfield, Ill., got a run in the third when Chantel Jennings led off with a single, Lauren Windisch reached on a bunt single and Laura Bonds singled to load the bases. Torey Sorenson's sacrifice fly to center scored Jennings.
JCJC got the run back in the bottom of the inning.
Dunn singled with two outs and McNabb drove her in with a double off the rightfield fence.
The Lady Bobcats closed the scoring with a five-run, fourth inning.
Lawn singled and Volking singled with one out. A walk to Crosby loaded the bases and Hawkins reached on a fielder's choice, which forced Lawn at home.
But David got a two-run single and Dunn followed with a run-scoring single to make it 9-1. McNabb's grounder was booted, which allowed pinch-runner Keni May and Dunn to score.
Samantha Buller, 26-3, went the distance and got the win. She scattered seven hits, struck out one and walked one.
Dunn had three singles for JCJC, while Lawn, Volking and David had two singles each. McNabb had a double, with McFarland getting a single.
Bonds doubled and singled for Lincoln Land, 28-26. Windisch singled twice, while Sorenson, Kayla Jacobs and Jennings added singles.
Claire Dubree went 3 2/3 innings and took the loss. She gave up 11 runs, 11 hits, walked four and struck out two. Whitney Baker got the final out for the Lady Loggers.
Jones County 11, Lincoln Land CC (Ill.) 1
Lincoln Land (28-26) 001 00 – 0 7 1
Jones County (43-8) 051 5x – 11 11 0
Claire Dubree, Whitney Baker (4) and Stephanie Watkins. Samantha Buller and Brooke David. WP-Buller (26-3). LP-Dubree. Lincoln Land hitters: Laura Bonds 2B, 1B; Lauren Windisch 2 1B; Torey Sorenson 1B; Kayla Jacobs 1B; Chantel Jennings 1B. JCJC hitters: Rebecca Dunn 3 1B; CC Lawn 2 1B; Bethany Volking 2 1B; Brooke David 2 1B; Kalyn McNabb 2B; Relanda McFarland 1B. LOB – Lincoln Land 5; JCJC 4. T – 1:18.
At Traceway Park
Game 1, No. 1 LSU-Eunice 12, Murray State College (Okla.) 4 (5 innings)
Game 2, No. 8 Mercyhurst North East (Penn.) 2, Kankakee Community College (Ill.) 0
Game 3, No. 5 Jones County 11, Lincoln Land Community College (Ill.) 1, (5 innings)
Game 4, No. 4 Cowley County Community College, Kan. 11, Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio) 3, (5 innings)
Game 5, No. 3 Kirkwood Community College, Iowa, (55-3) vs. No. 14 Community College-Baltimore County, Md., (38-9), 3:30 p.m., Field 1
Game 6, No. 6 Illinois Central College (27-13) vs. No. 11 Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Mich., (34-14), 3:30 p.m., Field 2
Game 7, No. 7 Highland Community College, Kan., (37-8) vs. No. 10 Sauk Valley Community College, Ill., (34-13), 3:30 p.m., Field 3
Game 8, No. 2 Phoenix College, Ariz., (44-15) vs. No. 15 Burlington County College, N.J., (37-15)
Game 9, Murray State College (Okla.) vs. Kankakee, 1:30 p.m., Field 1
Game 10, Lincoln Land vs. Cuyahoga, 1:30 p.m., Field 2
Game 11, Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 1:30 p.m., Field 3
Game 12, Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 1:30 p.m., Field 4
Game 13, LSU-Eunice vs. Mercyhurst North East, 3:30 p.m., Field 1
Game 14, Jones County vs. Cowley County, 3:30 p.m., Field 2
Game 15, Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 3:30 p.m., Field 3
Game 16, Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 3:30 p.m., Field 4
Game 17, Loser Game 13 vs. Winner Game 12, 5:30 p.m., Field 4
Game 18, Loser Game 14 vs. Winner Game 11, 5:30 p.m., Field 3
Game 19, Loser Game 15 vs. Winner Game 10, 5:30 p.m., Field 2
Game 20, Loser Game 16 vs. Winner Game 9, 5:30 p.m., Field 1
Game 21, Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14, noon, Field 1
Game 22, Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 16, noon, Field 2
Game 23, Winner Game 20 vs. Winner Game 19, noon, Field 3
Game 24, Winner Game 18 vs. Winner Game 17, noon, Field 4
Game 25, Loser Game 21 vs. Winner Game 23, 2 p.m., Field 1
Game 26, Loser Game 22 vs. Winner Game 24, 2 p.m. Field 3
Game 27, Winner Game 21 vs. Winner Game 22, 4 p.m., Field 2
Game 28, Winner Game 25 vs. Winner Game 26, 6 p.m., Field 2
Game 29, Loser Game 27 vs. Winner Game 28, 11:30 a.m., Field 2
Game 30, Winner Game 27 vs. Winner Game 29, 1:30 p.m., Field 2
Game 31, if necessary, Winner Game 30 vs. Loser Game 30, 3:30 p.m., Field 2