MAGEE – The 3rd-ranked Jones College Bobcats needed to win three games here Monday to continue postseason play.
They came up just a bit short.
The Lady Bobcats allowed six unearned runs in the first inning and went to drop a 7-4 decision to Copiah-Lincoln in the third-place game of the MACJC Tournament at the Magee Sportsplex.
Jones ends the season at 43-8. Earlier in the day, Jones had eliminated No. 14 East Central 8-3 and No. 12 Mississippi Gulf Coast, 7-4.
Co-Lin, 30-15, advances to the Region 23 Tournament at Pearl River, which will be played Wednesday through Friday.
Itawamba defeated Pearl River 8-0 in five innings in the title game, but ICC cannot host the region tournament because teams are not allowed to host the event two years in a row. LSU-Eunice will be the fourth team in the Region 23 Tournament field.
The tournament had to be moved to Magee after heavy rains made the field at Community Bank Park/Gwen Magee Field unplayable last week.
Community Bank Park/Gwen Magee Field
Game 1, Mississippi Gulf Coast 6, Copiah-Lincoln 4
Game 2, Itawamba 9, Southwest 1 (5 innings)
Game 3, Pearl River 8, Jones College 2
Game 4, Northeast 10, East Central 8
Game 5, Co-Lin 8, Southwest 5
Game 6, Jones College 8, East Central 3
Game 7, Itawamba 4, Mississippi Gulf Coast 0
Game 8, Pearl River 8, Northeast 7
Game 9, Co-Lin 5, Northeast 3
Game 10, Jones College 7, Mississippi Gulf Coast 4
Game 11, Itawamba 8, Pearl River 0 (5 innings) – Championship
Game 12, Co-Lin 7, Jones College 4 – Third-place game determines No. 4 seed in Region 23 Tournament