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Hard-working Walters: Pitching, good attitude key as Senators return to World Series

By Dale Shrull

Walters State Community College is back. The Tennessee junior college returns to Grand Junction for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series this year for the sixth time in 13 years. In 2013, the Senators were in the championship game, ...


Pirates have a plan: Chattahoochee hopes to minimize mistakes this time around

By Matt Meyer

The one time Jake Mazier stepped up to the plate for Chattahoochee Valley (Alabama) Community College in the 2014 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series he hit a home run well out of Suplizio Field. The first pitch of his only at-bat flew ...


Reivers aim to repeat: Iowa Western sails into town in pursuit of fourth title in six years

By Patti Arnold

It never gets old. And when the coach is entering the Hall of Fame the night before the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series begins, the players want to be there. It might have put a little bit more pressure on the Iowa Western Community ...


Here on a High note: Small-ball key as McLennan wins close games to punch ticket

By Matt Meyer

It can be hard to be successful in junior college baseball without the long ball, but that’s what McLennan (Texas) Community College has done. At the eight-team Southwestern District tournament in Lubbock, Texas, the Highlanders were ...


Getting out of Dodge: Conqs make long-awaited trip to Grand Junction

By Eden Laase

The last time Dodge City (Kansas) Community College qualified for the Junior College World Series was in 1958 — so long ago that no one in the school, community or even athletic office knew it had been 57 years. “It just ...


Dolphin Tale, Part Two: Delgado returns to town hoping to build on success

By Patti Arnold

The sophomores desperately wanted to get back to Grand Junction. After being eliminated from the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series in what seemed to be the blink of an eye last year, the leaders on the Delgado (Louisiana) Community ...


Yavapai ready to fly: Hard-hitting Roughriders ready to break out aluminum bats

By Matt Meyer

Willie Calhoun leads NJCAA Division I baseball with 31 home runs for Yavapai (Arizona) College. Now, he’ll get to put an aluminum bat in his hands for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series after the Roughriders won the Western ...


Don’t sleep on Raiders: Northwest Florida advances from tough district for first berth

By Tim Harty

There’s no wow factor. No hitter with a batting average well north of .400. No ace with a minuscule ERA and a mind-numbing fastball that yields twice as many strikeouts as innings pitched. Northwest Florida State College baseball coach ...

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