JCJC sweeps MACJC awards for 2nd consecutive week

JCJC sweeps MACJC awards for 2nd consecutive week
The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Jones County Junior College sophomore second baseman Callie Venable and sophomore pitcher Madison Burge were honored with the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges' weekly softball awards.

Venable was named player of the week and Burge pitcher of the week for their efforts that helped the third-ranked Lady Bobcats (49-3) capture MACJC and Region 23 championships.

It marked the second consecutive week that a pair of JCJC player had swept the weekly honors.

Morgan hit .500 (6-of-12) with four RBIs and three runs scored in four games last week.

In the MACJC championship game, she helped JCJC to an 8-0 win over Itawamba Community College, going 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.

In a 4-3 victory over East Central Community College in the Region 23 opener, Morgan went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

In 6-5 victory in 10 innings against Louisiana State University-Eunice, she was 3-for-5 with three singles and two runs scored. In the Region 23 title game, a 10-0 win over LSU-Eunice, Morgan was 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Burge was in the circle in the MACJC championship game, throwing five shutout innings. She allowed two hits, walked none and struck out three.

Burge pitched 6 2/3 innings against LSU-Eunice in the Lady Bobcats' extra-inning win. She allowed five runs on 10 hits while walking none.

JCJC entered the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Championship Wednesday riding a 16-game winning streak. The Lady Bobcats, the tourney's second seed, were to open play against 15th-seeded Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

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