MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team moved up two spots to No. 15 in the latest NJCAA Division II rankings.
NIACC, which was No. 17 in the Feb. 27, rankings split a doubleheader with Iowa Western on Sunday. The Trojans (11-1) suffered their first loss of the season in the opener (13-8) and bounced back with a 14-9 victory in the second game.
Murray State (22-0) is ranked No. 1 and Phoenix (16-4) is ranked second.
DMACC (7-2) is ranked third and Kirkwood (10-4) is ranked 11th.
NIACC returns to action March 10-12 where the Trojans will play six games at the Midwest Bash Juco Classic in Evansville, Ind.
NJCAA Division II rankings (March 6, 2023) – Murray State, Phoenix, DMACC, Northwest Mississippi, Copiah-Lincoln, Jones, Parkland, South Mountain, LSU-Eunice, Kirkwood, Pearl River, Northeast Mississippi, Danville Area, NIACC, Rock Valley, Itawamba, Catawba Valley, Lake-Sumter State, Delaware Tech.
(Photo: NIACC’s Katy Olive (2) and Brianna McPoland at Sunday’s doubleheader at Iowa Western.)