JCJC softball seeks first NJCAA national title

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - The Lady Bobcats make their sixth appearance in seven years at the NJCAA national tournament on Wednesday. JCJC faces Potomac St. at 3:30 p.m. in Clinton.

Jones County came up just one run shy of the school's first national title last season. The loss to LSU-Eunice in the championship game has served as a motivator all season long.

"It's kind of a big motivation," said JCJC sophomore Bailey Gilbert. "We always talk about it, thinking about how it feels to watch somebody else go grab the trophy that you wanted. It's kind of like a fuel to the fire."

"We have a saying that, we're going to play until they tell us we can't play anymore," said JCJC head coach Chris Robinson. "That is the third Saturday in May. We've been lucky enough to get there the last two years. I was joking with somebody today that we've always been the bridesmaid and never the bride. So hopefully this year we're going to walk down with a bouquet in our hand and be national champions. We've got our work cut out for us, there's no doubt about that. We're very excited about the opportunity to go and represent the state of Mississippi. We're the only team that's going from our great state."