JUCO tradition lives on as volunteers prepare baseballs for World Series

Austin Berk coats a new baseball with Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud on Wednesday afternoon at Suplizio Field. It’s become a JUCO tradition over the years, as 25 dozen baseballs are prepared every year on the Wednesday before the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The JUCO banquet is Friday night and play begins Saturday morning.



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Austin Berk coats a new baseball with Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud on Wednesday afternoon at Suplizio Field. It’s become a JUCO tradition over the years, as 25 dozen baseballs are prepared every year on the Wednesday before the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The JUCO banquet is Friday night and play begins Saturday morning.

Even Walt Bergman was impressed Wednesday with the speed and precision. Jeffrey Hansen and Sean Rubalcaba, two rookies when it comes to prepping the baseballs for the Alpine Bank Junior…




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