FULTON – ICC's baseball team is ranked No. 6 in the nation in this week's NJCAA rankings.
The Indians improved to 33-10 overall with Wednesday's 12-2 and 13-1 doubleheader sweep of Mississippi Delta.
ICC defeated rival Northeast last week to clinch first place in the division for the fifth time in six seasons and earn the right to host next week's state tournament.
The ranking is the highest for ICC since the 2003 team that played in the World Series was ranked No. 5.
“I'm fired up about this ranking,” ICC coach Rick Collier said. “It makes you feel so great that your program is not only recognized as one of the best in Mississippi but around the country, as well.”
Northeast also ticketed for state tournament
BOONEVILLE – A doubleheader sweep on Wednesday helped Northeast's baseball team punched its ticket to the postseason for the first time since 2000. The Tigers (30-16, 10-6 North Division) beat Coahoma 10-2 and 13-3 in five innings.
In the second game, Drew Dillard of East Union his game-ending grand slam in the fifth.
Second-year coach Kent Farris will lead the Tigers into the MACJC state tournament starting May 1 at division champion ICC.