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Release Date: 3/21/2017
Sport: Softball

Northeast Softball Appears In Consecutive National Polls For First Time Ever

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Northeast Mississippi Community College softball team continues to make history at the midway point of its bounce back 2017 campaign.

The Tigers checked in at No. 17 in the second National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II rankings of the regular season, which were released on Tuesday, March 14.

“This is great for our school, our program and the community,” said Northeast head coach Jody Long. “We plan to embrace this and continue to work hard day in and day out throughout the year. Our kids are buying into the challenges.”

The Tigers appear in the NJCAA’s poll for a second consecutive week. Northeast debuted at No. 16 during the inaugural countrywide top 20 that was published on March 7.

It is the first time ever in the tradition-rich annals of the fast-pitch program, which started in 2001 after transitioning from slow-pitch, for Northeast to hold a national ranking in back-to-back polls.

The Tigers have manifested in two separate NJCAA polls during the same season just once before and that was 14 years ago. Northeast gained its initial ranking on the softball diamond at No. 15 on April 9, 2003.

Northeast temporarily dropped out one week later, but leapt from unranked to No. 7 in the final poll of the 2003 campaign after qualifying for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament at the Rogers Park Sports Complex in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

The Tigers are ranked for the first time in eight years. Northeast opened at No. 12 in the NJCAA’s preseason poll on January 31, 2009 after winning its seventh Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division championship during the previous campaign.

Northeast has already exceeded its win total from one year ago. The Tigers have captured 17 victories with still one month to go in the regular season and the heart of the MACJC schedule ahead.

The Tigers started the season by claiming six of their initial seven contests. Long himself became the winningest headman in program history after capturing his 257th victory on opening day at Dyersburg State (Tenn.) Community College.

Northeast went on a separate six-game winning streak to end the month of February. That included a three-game sweep at the Rush Invitational in Meridian where the Tigers defeated then-No. 19 Heartland (Ill.) Community College.

The improvement by Northeast is evident in the numbers. The Tigers’ batting average and on-base percentage have both increased by nearly 50 points while the slugging percentage has risen by slightly less than 100 points compared to 2016.

Northeast’s pitching has been better across the board as well. The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average (ERA) of approximately 3.50, which is 70 points better than last season.

The four shutouts tossed by Northeast’s pitchers is ninth best in the entire nation. The Tigers also rank among the top 25 offensively in doubles, extra base hits, hit by pitches, sacrifice flies and runs scored.

The softball team is the fourth sports program at Northeast to carry a national ranking during the 2016-17 academic year. They join football, golf and men’s basketball.

Blake Long
Sports Information Director
Northeast Mississippi Community College
662-720-7448 (office)
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Northeast Mississippi Community College’s softball team huddles during a game against Pearl River Community College on Friday, March 17 in Booneville. The Tigers are ranked No. 17 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) rankings, which were released on Tuesday, March 14. (PHOTO: Michael H. Miller/Northeast Public Information)





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BaseballRich HarrelsonHead Baseball Coach
BaseballJon Andy ScottAssistant Baseball Coach
Basketball-MCord WrightHead Men's Basketball Coach
Basketball-MKyle MorrisAssistant Men's Basketball Coach
Basketball-WBrenda MayesHead Women's Basketball Coach
Basketball-WKunshinge-Sorrell-HowardAssistant Women's Basketball Coach
CheerleadingChasity MooreHead Cheerleading Coach
FootballGreg DavisHead Football Coach
FootballKenny JacksonAssistant Coach
FootballKareem MooreAssistant Coach
FootballRyan TrevathanAssistant Coach
FootballDustin JonesAssistant Coach
GolfMark HatfieldHead Golf Coach
SoftballJody LongHead Softball Coach
SoftballJaisa EmersonAssistant Softball Coach
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Mason Cunningham 7QBFR 
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Takari Brooks 9DBSO 
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L.J. Hawkins 13WRSO 
Bailey Walker 14QB/PSO 
Dillon Helm 15WRSO 
Cameron Montgomery 16WRSO 
Vonnie Howard Jr 17QBSO 
PaDarius Martin 18WRSO 
Demaris Wise 19DBSO 
Demarque Brown 21RBFR 
Tyran Smith 22DBFR 
Brandon Tillman 23DBSO 
Kenzie Phillips 25RBFR 
Tramonte Prather 26DBFR 
D'Angelo Shelton 27DBFR 
Dazion Kincaid 28DBFR 
Peyton McMahon 30LBFR 
Kendrick Lofton 32LBSO 
Jamal Braddock 33TESO 
Corson Gunn 34LBFR 
Brenden Williams 38LBFR 
Dee McNeal 40LBSO 
Bo Canton 41TEFR 
Jamon Burnside 42LBFR 
Anthony Rush 44DLSO 
J.T. Loving 48LBFR 
Blake McClain 50DLSO 
Antwon McCoy 54DLSO 
Ladarius Townsend 56DLSO 
Ross Painter 80TEFR 
O.J. Prather III 90DLFR 
Darrion Abston 93DLSO 
Austin Holloway 97KSO 
Savion Winters 98DLFR 
Colton Meadows 99DLSO 

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BasketballM3/10/20172017 Basketball (M) - Jones vs. Northeast MS
BasketballM3/02/20172017 Basketball (M) - Jones vs. Northeast MS
BasketballM3/01/20172017 Basketball (M) - Northeast MS vs. Southwest MS
BasketballM2/28/20172017 Basketball (M) - Northeast MS vs. East Central
BasketballW2/27/20172017 Basketball (W) - Hinds vs. Northeast MS
Football10/27/20162016 Week 9 Football - Northeast MS vs. Northwest
Football10/20/20162016 Week 8 Football - Holmes vs. Northeast MS
Football10/13/20162016 Week 7 Football - Northeast MS vs. MS Delta
Football9/29/20162016 Week 5 Football - Coahoma vs. Northeast MS
Football9/22/20162016 Week 4 Football - Northeast MS vs. Southwest MS
Football9/15/20162016 Week 3 Football - Northeast MS vs. East MS
Football9/8/20162016 Week 2 Football - Northeast MS vs. East Central
Football9/1/20162016 Week 1 Football - Pearl River vs. Northeast MS
BasketballM2/22/20162015 Week 17 BasketballM - Jones County vs. Northeast MS
Football10/24/20152015 Week 9 Football - Northeast MS vs. Holmes
Football10/17/20152015 Week 8 Football - Northeast MS vs. Pearl River
Football10/8/20152015 Week 7 Football - Itawamba vs. Northeast MS
Football10/1/20152015 Week 6 Football - MS Delta vs. Northeast MS
Football9/24/20152015 Week 5 Football - Northeast MS vs. Coahoma
Football9/17/20152015 Week 4 Football - East MS vs. Northeast
Football8/27/20152015 Week 1 Football - MS Gulf Coast vs. Northeast
BasketballM2/25/20152015 MACJC Basketball Championship - Northeast vs. Holmes
Football10/23/20142014 Week 9 Football - Holmes vs. Northeast
Football10/16/20142014 Week 8 Football - Pearl River vs. Northeast
Football10/09/20142014 Week 7 Football - Northeast vs. Itawamba
Football10/02/20142014 Week 6 Football - Northeast vs. MS Delta
Football09/27/20142014 Week 5 Football - Coahoma vs. Northeast MS
Football09/18/20142014 Week 4 Football - Northeast MS vs. East MS
Football09/11/20142014 Week 3 Football - Northwest vs. Northeast
Football09/11/20142014 Week 3 Football - Northwest vs. Northeast
Football09/4/20142014 Week 2 Football - Hinds vs. Northeast
Football08/28/20142014 Week 1 Football - Northeast vs. MS Gulf Coast
Football10/17/20132013 Week 8 Football - Northeast vs. Itawamba
Football10/10/20132013 Week 7 Football - Northeast vs. East MS
Football10/05/20132013 Week 6 Football - Coahoma vs. Northeast
Football09/26/20132013 Week 5 Football - MS Gulf Coast vs. Northeast
Football09/19/20132013 Week 4 Football - Northeast vs. Northwest
Football09/12/20132013 Week 3 Football - Holmes vs. Northeast
Football09/05/20132013 Week 2 Football - Jones vs. Northeast
Football08/29/20132013 Week 1 Football - Northeast vs. Co-Lin
Football10/25/2012Week 9 Football - Northeast vs. MS Delta
Football10/20/2012Week 8 Football - Itawamba vs. Northeast
Football10/11/2012Week 7 Football - East MS vs. Northeast
Football10/4/2012Week 6 Football - Northeast vs. Coahoma
Football9/27/2012Week 5 Football - Northeast vs. MS Gulf Coast
Football9/20/2012Week 4 Football - Northwest vs. Northeast
Football9/13/2012Week 3 Football - Northeast vs. Holmes
Football9/8/2012Week 2 Football - Northeast vs. Jones
Football11/05/2011Football Playoffs - Northeast vs. MS Gulf Coast
Football10/13/2011Week 7 Football - Northeast vs. Coahoma
Football10/8/2011Week 6 Football - East MS vs. Northeast

Football10/05/2013MS Army National Guard Game of the Week
Week 6 - Coahoma vs. Northeast MS
Football9/13/2012JUCO Weekly Game of the Week - Northeast vs. Holmes
Basketball01/09/2012JUCO Weekly Game of the Week
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Football10/8/2011JUCO Weekly Game of the Week - East MS vs. Northeast
Football9/22/2011JUCO Weekly Game of the Week - Holmes vs. Northeast
Football9/30/2010JUCO Weekly Game of the Week - Northwest MS vs. Northeast MS
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FootballJ.R. WhiteNortheast MSLB North Alabama
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FootballJay JonesNortheast MSRB South Alabama
FootballJonathan HarrisonNortheast MSP Central Arkansas
FootballLogan StokesNortheast MSTE LSU
FootballLavon HooksNortheast MSDL Ole MIss
FootballDeion BelueNortheast MSDB Alabama
FootballAnthony BrownNortheast MSMLB Memphis
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