NJCAA D2 Strength of Schedule

With the season starting either right after this goes out or in the past if you are just reading it you know one thing is for sure. This year Junior College Baseball is about to be one of the Hottest things in the baseball world that nobody is talking about.. Well that is expected for use.

So since our Pre-Season Ranking came out we decided to take a look at some of the toughest schedules across the country.

In this post we look at the top 25 Toughest Div q Schedules this year as well as a team that we feel might not lose a game and possibly put the 2009 Howard teams record in jeopardy.

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Team
1
East Central (MS)
2
Des Moines Area
3
Meridian
4
Mississippi Gulf Coast
5
Southwest Mississippi
6
Mott
7
Copiah-Lincoln
8
Itawamba
9
Jones
10
Macomb
11
East Mississippi
12
Iowa Central
13
Hinds
14
Glendale
15
North Iowa Area
16
Ellsworth
17
Paradise Valley
18
Mississippi Delta
19
Northeast
20
Holmes
21
Iowa Lakes
22
National Park
23
Southeastern
24
Scottsdale
25
Cleveland Community

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

If you have followed anything that we have put out over the last 2-3 years you know how we (well atleast Noah) feels about this district. When you have on a yearly basis 6-7 teams that are within the top 15 that are all vying for one spot to go to Enid, as well as when they play Div 1 teams from outside their region they usually give them more then what they thought they were going to get from just some teams from Mississippi how could you not like this district. 

Other than LSU-Eunice, all the teams in this region are from Mississippi which poses one interesting thing. Junior College’s from Mississippi can only have four of out of state players on their roster, Including those that are on scholarship. Which also adds to the fact that Mississippi might be the most under appreciated High School Baseball State in the country. 

This region has had the Most National Championships and Championship Games over the last decade. Including the Team of the Decade in LSU-Eunice. Going into 2018, Pearl River was Ranking the #1 team as well as getting the #1 seed in Enid, unfortunately finishing tied for 3rd with Pasco-Hernando. LSU-Eunice, as Mentioned above, was the Team of the Decade. They took trips in 2018 (National Champs), 2015 (National Champs), 2013 (National Runner-Up), 2012 (National Champs), as well as a trip in 2010 (National Champs). Hinds took trips in 2017, and 2014 (National Runner-Up); Jones was the only other team to make a trip to Enid from this region with trips in 2016 (National Champs), and 2011 (National Runner-Up). So it is clear to see that this region has had success when it comes to the National State. Add with the fact that over 90% of this region is from the state of Mississippi again that state is arguably one of the best High School states for Baseball. 

When it comes to the talent that is in this region this year we are not quite sure where to begin. From top to bottom this is a talent rich standpoint, then you add what this year has brought with more talent ending up at schools that you did not think it would end up at this region is one of the deepest at any level:

Copiah-Lincoln’s- Peyton Parker

East Central’s- Jesse Boydstun, and Amani Larry

Hind’s-Pablo Lanzarote, Connor Carter, Bryce Brock, and Matt Corder

Holmes’- Cole Drake

Itawamba’s- Ben Fryer, Tyler Murphy, and Lane Domino

Jones County’s- Dalton Rogers, Deejay Booth, Hunter Leblanc, and Hunter French

LSU-Eunice’s- Jacob Hammond, Hunter Tabb, Jack Merrifield, and Jerry Couch

Meridian’s- JT Ethridge and Choyce Diffey

Mississippi Gulf Coast’s- Hayden Robb and Antonie Harris

Northeast Mississippi- Jacob Compton, Cole Phillips, and Bryan Seaman

Pearl River’s- Landon Harper, Graham Crawford, Austen Izzio, Tate Parker, and Leif Moore

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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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