JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges is changing scheduling and playoff formats for the 2015 baseball season.
The association says in a news release that each junior college team in the state will play each other once in the regular season and play a 28-game schedule. Those games will be played in 14 doubleheaders. League opponents will play Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The North and South divisions will remain, with the top two teams from each division earning an automatic berth to the MACJC state playoffs. The remaining four playoff spots will go to the teams with the best league records, regardless of divisions.
The first round will be a best-of-three series, followed by a four-team state tournament to determine the conference champion.
"The biggest thing that pushed these changes was the addition of Meridian back into the league. They were put into the South Division, which made everything uneven in terms of how many conference games would be played," said Northwest Mississippi Community College baseball coach Mark Carson.
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