Week 11 National Rankings

Division 1 Rank Team Record Change 1 Walters State 37-1 +1 2 Central Arizona 31-1 -1 3 Johnson County 27-1

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Week 6 Team of the Week/Hot Teams/Players of the Week

Teams of The Week

Here is a look at the teams that made the biggest moves or had huge weeks as a team for each division

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 5-1

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M is a team that never gets any recognition. This past week they broke into the National top 25 in part due to this past week. They lost Monday to National Ranked Cowley (20-9). But after that put their foot on the gas and finished the week with 5 wins, with four coming against National Top 10 Division 2 team Kirkwood. 

Cowley 9-20

Their solo loss on the week is one you might expect. Cowley is always a very good team and mixed with 10 walks on the mound they just fell short. 

Coffeyville 14-0 (5 Innings)

They bounced back after the first lost to run-rule Coffeyville 14-0 in 5 Innings. Tyler Small led the way at the plate for them going 2-2, with a double, triple, 4 RBI’s, and 2 runs. Not to be out done was Daniel Merrill who threw a 5 Inning No-Hitter with 1 walk and 2 Hit Batters striking out 6 along the way. 

Kirkwood 9-8 (11 Innings)

The first game of the 4 game series came down to the wire in walk off fashion. They channeled the “Green Light Special” as some call it and stole 12 bases through 6 different guys (Mathieu Valle (3), Tyler Small (3), Emile Boise, Jacob Ervin, Kevin Esquilin (3). 

Kirkwood 8-7

Another close one, this one was led by Mathieu Vallee (2-4, Double, Homer, R, RBI) and Dionysius Chialtas (2-3, Double, Homer, 4 RBI’s, 2 R). 

Kirkwood 13-0 (5 Innings)

Daniel Merrill was back at it again for the second time this week he had a CGSO. 5 Innings, 13 K’s 1 Walk, and 1 Hit. Jacob Erivn had 2 homers on the day while driving in 4 runs. 

Kirkwood 7-5 

To close out the weekend they took the last game off the bats Tyler Small (2-4, 4 RBI), and Zane Knox (2-2, Homer, 3 RBI, 2 R)

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Div. 1- South Atlantic District Preview (Reg. 8)

When people think of junior college baseball there are generally 3 states/areas people will say if they do not know much about it. Texas anywhere, Arizona, and then Florida. And they are not wrong in that simple thought. Florida year in and year out has some of the top Teams, Players, and Prospects in the country. 

In the past 10 years, the winner of this district has played in a National Title game 5 times (Chipola 2018, 2019), Northwest Florida State (2015), Miami Dade (2014), and Palm Beach State (2013). And took home 3 National Titles (Chipola 2018, 2019 and Northwest Florida State (2015). 

On the Tallent Side of this District we could sit here for days and talk about each team in length but here is some of the top names out in florida this year:

Florida Southwestern States- Luis Tuero and Carter Cunningham

Chipolas- Bo Bonds, Cam Gray, and Andrew Baker

Santa Fes-Luis Rodriguez and Johnathan Logsdon

St. Petersburg's-Chris Williams

State College of Florida's-Cole Ayers, Tucker Mitchell, and Rook Ellington

Northwest Florida's-Dylan DeLucia, Nasir Fredrick, and Tyler Kehoe

Gulf Coasts-Justin Kelley, and Dallen Leach

St. Johns Rives- Dawson Gause

Central Florida's-Nick Calero, Mason Ronan, and Logan Adams

Hillsboroughs-Adrian Mella

Lake Sumter States-Naphis Llanos

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Div. 1- South Atlantic District Preview (Reg. 8)

Last year Chipola was on the hunt for a 3rd Straight National Title which is something that has not happened at the NJCAA Div. 1 level since the 1980s where San Jac won 3 in a row from 1985-1987. Them winning 2 in a row was also the first time that it has happened since 1999-2000 where Grayson won back to back titles. 

Previous Winners: ‘19 Chipola, ‘18 Chipola (National Champs), ‘17 Chipola (National Champs), ‘16 Santa Fe, ‘15 Northwest Florida (National Champs), ‘14 Miami Dade (National Runner-Up), ‘13 Palm Beach State (National Runner Up), ‘12 Polk State, ‘11 Chipola, ‘10 State College of Florida

As always the State of Florida is loaded with talent and of course, this year is no different. Leading the way this year is Justice Thompson (North Carolina) from Northwest Florida takes home the Pre-Season Player of the Year Honors. Where State College of Florias Jake Smith takes home the Pre-Season Pitcher of the Year. Both Jake and Justice were Ranked in the Top 101 as well as were Both Preseason All-Americans.

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Pre-Season Top 101

And here it is the Top 101 Prospects as decided by us here at the JBB. This list just like the Watch List, reaches to all corners of the country with teams from all three Divisions of the NJCAA (1,2,3), the CCCAA and the NWAC as well. 60 Different schools are represented across the 101. Five Schools have over Five on the list with Two having Six and Two having Seven.

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