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JCJC athletics a combined 100-2

The defending national champion Jones County Junior College baseball team is off to a 20-0 start to the 2017 season. Courtesy: WDAM The defending national champion Jones County Junior College baseball team is off to a 20-0 start to the 2017 season. Courtesy: WDAM
ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

Jones County Junior College athletics is riding an unprecedented stretch of success.

Among the men’s basketball (28-1), women’s basketball (28-1), baseball (20-0) and softball (24-0) teams, JCJC is a combined 100-2.

"Everyone says it's something in the water,” said JCJC softball coach Chris Robinson. “But it starts with the top with our president, Dr. Jesse Smith, and our board of trustees. It goes down to our athletic director, our coaches and our kids. Our kids just do a tremendous job. When they get here they buy into what we're doing no matter what sport it is."

"I think each team pushes one another a lot of times,” said JCJC baseball coach Chris Kirtland. The baseball team wants to continue winning, the softball team wants to continue winning and the basketball teams. You look up in the stands and the softball teams and baseball teams are up watching those games. I think the competitive juices are flowing constantly around here. But at the same time, each team is buying into what it takes to be a champion and the proof is evident in the win, loss column."

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