JUNIOR COLLEGE

NJCAA Pre-season

Rankings

Football

1. East Mississippi (11 first place votes) 295

2. Iowa Western (6) 288

3. Arizona Western 270

4. Snow 247

5. Independence 230

6. Northwest Mississippi 217

7. Trinity Valley 213

8. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 184

9. Jones County 172

10. Garden City 144

11. Blinn 131

12. ASA Brooklyn 130

13. Butler 108

13. Hinds 108

15. Georgia Military 98

16. Itawamba 90

17. Lackawanna 54

18. Navarro 41

19. Louisburg 35

20. Eastern Arizona 22

Others receiving votes — DuPage 7, Coffeyville 6, Hutchinson 4, Holmes 3, Central Lakes 2, Mississippi Gulf Coast 2, Monroe College 1.

Men’s Soccer

Division I

1. Tyler 20

2. Yavapai 19

3. Monroe College 18

4. Pima 17

5. Eastern Florida State 16

6. Iowa Western 15

7. St. Louis 14

8. Daytona State 13

9. Mercer County 12

10. Illinois Central 11

11. Louisburg

12. Indian Hills 9

13. Georgia Military 8

14. Parkland 7

15. CCBC Essex 6

16. Trinidad State 5

17. Laredo 4

18. Kansas City Kansas 3

19. Marshalltown 2

20. Southern Nevada 1

Others receiving votes — Ancilla, Arizona Western, Barton, Cloud County, Coastal Bend, Massasoit, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Monroe CC, Phoenix, Ranger, Salt Lake, Snow, Spartanburg Methodist.

Women’s Soccer

Division I

1. Tyler (6) 120

2. Laramie County 106

3. ASA Brooklyn 104

4. Eastern Florida State 101

5. Phoenix 96

6. Navarro 85

7. Daytona State 83

8. Harford 80

9. Iowa Western 69

10. Monroe CC NY 67

11. Lewis & Clark 66

12. Butler 63

13. Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa 44

14. Cloud County 37

15. Arizona Western 35

16. Monroe College 33

17. Moraine Valley 20

17. Snow 20

19. Johnson County 11

20. Cape Fear 10

Others receiving votes — Georgia Military 7, Hill 2, Essex County 1.

Volleyball

Division II

1. Coffeyville 20

2. Parkland 19

3. Lincoln Land 18

4. Cowley 17

5. Mesa 16

6. Pasco-Hernando State 15

7. Central 14

8. Grand Rapids 13

9. Iowa Central 12

10. Sauk Valley 11

11. South Mountain 10

12. McHenry County 9

13. Catawba Valley 8

14. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 7

15. Mott 6

16. Illinois Central 5

17. Northeast (Neb.) 4

18. Glendale 3

19. Neosho County 2

20. Muskegon 1

Wingnuts

swept by ‘Dogs

WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts came home after more than two weeks, only to be swept by the Lincoln Saltdogs Wednesday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in American Association play.

Lincoln won the first game 5-2 and the second game 7-1.

In the first game, Wichita took the lead in the first inning on a Tony Thomas RBI single. Lincoln came back in the top of the second inning on RBI singles for Randolph Oduber and Ivan Martin and a sacrifice fly for Cesar Valera.

Curt Smith added a solo home run for the Saltdogs in the top of the third. Thomas countered with an RBI double in the bottom of the third.

Brandon Jacobs hit a solo home run for Lincoln in the top of the fifth.

Lincoln starter Eric Wooten lasted just two batters before coming out of the game. Cortland Cox lasted three innings, allowing a run on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Shairon Martis (2-4) finished the game for the win, allowing a hit, a walk and a strikeout in four innings.

Casey Harmon (9-4) went the distance in the loss for Wichita, allowing five runs, nine hits, a walk and two strikeouts.

Smith finished two for three for Lincoln. Logan Trowbridge went two for two for Wichita. Thomas finished two for three.

Christian Ibarra led off the second game with a solo home run. Smith added a solo shot with two outs. In the top of the third, Jacobs hit a two-run home run.

Wichita scored in the bottom of the third on an Abel Nieves ground out.

In the top of the seventh, the Saltdogs scored on a two-run double by T.J. Barnett and an RBI double for Valera.

Brad Thoutt (1-1) went five innings for the win, allowing a run, three hits, a walk and five strikeouts. Derek Gordon and J.R. Bunda each tossed a scoreless inning.

Wichita starter Jordan Cooper (9-6) went five innings, allowing four runs, eight hits and five strikeouts. Brady Bowen finished the game.

Smith finished four for four for Lincoln. Watkins went two for three for Wichita.

Wichita is 50-32. Lincoln is 40-41. The series concludes at 7:05 p.m. today. Wichita falls to 10 1/2 games behind Sioux City in the AA South and remains 1/2 game behind the Kansas City T-Bones for second place.

First game

Lincoln;031;010;0;—5;8;0

Wichita;101;000;0;—2;6;0

Wooten, Cox 1, Martis (W, 2-4) 4 and Herrera; Harman (L, 9-4) and Nester. HR — L: Jacobs (17), Smith (15). Time — 1:43.

Second game

Lincoln;202;000;3;—7;12;0

Wichita;001;000;0;—1;5;1

Thoutt (W, 1-1), Gordon 6, Bunda (S, 6) 7 and Herrera; Cooper (L, 9-6), Bowen 6 and Trowbridge. HR — L: Ibarra (15), Smith (16), Jacobs (18). Time — 2:14. Attendance — 2,062.