Three huge doubleheaders remaining for No. 1 ranked CLCC softball

Published 5:00 pm Saturday, April 16, 2022

The final seven days of the regular season are shaping up to be filled with big games for the Copiah-Lincoln CC softball team. Co-Lin and coach Meleah Howard are currently sporting the top ranking in the nation as they were voted No. 1 in the latest NJCAA Division II softball poll.

It’s the first time in school history for Co-Lin to be ranked No. 1.

Co-Lin will be on the road Wed. April 20 when they head to Ellisville to play Jones College. Jones is currently ranked No. 5 and lost in the national championship game last year to Phoenix College, the team that trails Co-Lin in the No. 2 spot of the latest poll.

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First pitch of the opener at Jones is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Howard’s team then wraps up the regular season with a set of home doubleheaders. On Saturday, April 23 the Wolves will host Northwest CC for two games that start at 1 p.m. Northwest is ranked No. 12 in the latest NJCAA poll.

The regular season concludes on Tuesday, April 26 with two games against Gulf Coast CC. First pitch of game one against Gulf Coast is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Co-Lin, 34-3 at press time after taking the first game of a doubleheader on Friday at Northeast CC, is currently the leader in the MACCC overall standings with a one game lead over Jones.

The winner of the regular season will host the upcoming MACCC State Tournament.