The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its 2019 All-American teams for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II softball Thursday, and three members of ICC softball earned the prestigious honor.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its 2019 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II All-Region softball teams on Monday. Itawamba Community College was one of five schools that placed the maximum five players on their respective All-Region team.
“We are very proud of Macey,” said Coach Andy Kirk. “She was the face consistency in her two years here at ICC. She’s the type of player you know what you’re going to get from her each time she steps on the field. I’m excited to see her continue her success on the field and in the classroom at Bethel.”
The No. 10 ICC softball team scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull away for a 7-0 win over Co-Lin in the opening round of the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament at Pearl River on Wednesday.
The No. 10 Indians made an impressive appearance during their first game of the MACJC State Tournament. After falling in Game 2 to the same Southwest team 3 days prior, the Itawamba Indians came out for blood.
The Indians’ bat were red-hot in a 20-2 win in five innings in the first game at Calhoun (Ala.) Community College, but cooled off in timely situations in a 3-3 tie in eight innings after the game was called due to darkness in the nightcap.
The Indians, who earned a No. 15 ranking in the NJCAA Division II polls prior to first pitch, had a tall task in the No. 6 in the NJCAA Division I polls, Wallace State-Hanceville Community College Tuesday. Both games were a close battle early on, but the visiting Lady Lions picked up the sweep winning game one 17-5 and game two 7-5.
The Indians trailed in both games of their conference opening doubleheader with Pearl River, but rallied from a 3- deficit in game one to win 7-4 and get an 8-7 walk off victory in game two to earn the sweep.