The Mississippi Gulf Coast Lady Bulldogs leaped two spots to No. 3 in the latest NJCAA Division II softball rankings. Six MACJC teams are ranked in the poll. Besides the Lady Bulldogs, JCJC is ranked No. 1, Itawamba No. 9, East Central No. 14, Northeast No. 16, and Pearl River Community College No. 17.
Gulf Coast opens a doubleheader with rival Pearl River beginning 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Poplarville.
The Lady Bulldogs new stadium is under construction and will play a home game March 14 at West Harrison High School hosting Hinds.