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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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Div. 2- Gulf District Preview (Reg. 23)

To say that Region 23 is the toughest Region in all of Division 2 Junior College baseball might be an understatement. In the last 10 years, there have been 5 National Champs (LSU-Eunice-4, Jones-1) and 3 National Runner-Ups (Hinds, Jones, LSU-Eunice). So in the past 10 years, the team that has come out of this region has played in 8 National Title games. If that does not make this the SEC of Junior College Baseball we are not sure what would. 

Previous Winners: ‘19 Pearl River, ‘18 LSU-Eunice (National Champs), ‘17 Hinds, ‘16 Jones (National Champs), ‘15 LSU-Eunice (National Champs), ‘14 Hinds (National Runner-Ups), ‘13 LSU-Eunice (National Runner-Ups), ‘12 LSU-Eunice (National Champs), ‘11 Jones (National Runner-Ups), ‘10 LSU-Eunice (National Champs), 

This year's talent is lead by two of the top guys at the Division 2 level in the country. The Pre-Season Pitcher of the Year goes to Jones County’s Lane Thompson (Tulane). On the Offensive side of the ball, the Pre-Season Player of the Year goes to LSU-Eunice’s River Town (DBU). 

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Div. 2-West District Preview (Reg. 1)

Just falling in last year's National Championship game, Mesa Finished the season as the second-best team in the country. They started the Tournament the second-ranked team and then had to fight their way through the losers bracket to make it to the Title game where they faced NOC-Enid “The Home Team” in a winners take all National Title. 

This is another Region where the records do not tell the whole story as to how good these teams actually are. This region is a combined conference with the Division 1 Arizona teams. To truly illustrate how tough their yearly schedule is, they had to play 2 games apiece against the National Champion at the Division 1 level Central Arizona, as well as D1 top 20 ranked Pima, South Mountain, Arizona Western, Cochise, and Yavapai. 

Previous Winners: ‘19 Mesa (National Runner-Up), ‘18 Scottsdale, ‘17 Phoenix, ‘16 GateWay (National Runner-Up), ‘15 Scottsdale, ‘14 Mesa (National Champs)

The Pre-Season Player of the Year goes to one of Mesas key contributors in last year's run Taylor Darden. While the Pre-Season Pitcher of the Year goes to Chandler Webster (Texas Tech) who is also on the Pre-Season All-American Team.

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Div. 2- Great Lakes District (Reg. 12) Preview

The Past 4 years Region 12 has been a dog fight, the top teams battling it out to decide who will take home the National Tournament bid. With Kellogg landing on top last year with 2 others taking the previous 3 years this is always one of the top Division 2 Regions. 

Previous Winners: ‘19 Kellogg, ‘18 Sinclair, ‘17 Lansings, ‘16 Sinclair

This year the Pre-Season Player of the Year goes to Mott’s Andrew Fleming, While the Pre-Season Pitcher of the Year goes to Mark Manfredi (Dayton) of Sinclair. 

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Div. 3- Great Lakes District (Reg. 4 & 12) Preview

For the past two years, the Great Lakes Representative has been by Oakton. Where they took home the National Championship in 2018 de-throwing Tyler on their quest for a 5th straight National Title. 

Past Winners: ‘19 Oakton, ‘18 Oakton (National Champs), ‘17 Delta, ‘16 Waubonsee 

This year looks to be another loaded field as usual. Lead this Year by Player of the Year Max Montogomery. On the mound, the Pitcher of the Year goes to Rock Valley’s Zac Cummins (Evansville), who also is the Pre-Season National Pitcher of the Year as well as an All-American. 

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