FULTON, Miss. – After a 12-2 start, the ICC baseball team entered the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II poll in a big way, jumping to No. 7 after not being ranked in preseason.
The Indians started the 2018 campaign 10-0 before splitting back-to-back doubleheaders with NJCAA Division I squads, Snead State Community College (Ala.) and Calhoun Community College (Ala.).
No. 7 is the highest ranking for the Indians since they were in the same spot last season in early April.
The Indians are one of six MACJC teams in the Top 20 and are the second highest, ranked behind No. 1 Jones County Junior College. Behind the Indians at No. 8 is Hinds Community College, followed by Mississippi Gulf Coast at No. 9 and East Central Community College at No. 10.
The lone MACJC team outside the Top 10 is Pearl River Community College at No. 12, but also in the Top 10 is NJCAA Region 23 foe and No. 2 ranked LSU-Eunice.
On Mar. 17, the No. 7 Indians will start conference play against No. 9 Mississippi Gulf Coast in Fulton with the doubleheader scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. However, the Indians have one more non-conference date as they hit the road Tuesday (Mar. 13) for a twin bill with Southwest Tennessee Community College.
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