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Say cheese, Cochise: Apaches thrilled to be back in Grand Junction

By Patti Arnold

They sat on the bus for several hours watching movies during the Western District tournament, so chilling for a couple of days in a Denver hotel was no big deal for the Cochise (Ariz.) College baseball players. When the district tournament in ...


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Dream comes true: Father-son combo key for Connors State

By Allen Gemaehlich

The last time Connors State (Okla.) College was in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, coach Perry Keith was inducted into the NJCAA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. This year, his son, Korey, is on the team that qualified for the ...


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Walters State returns to Junction with solid pitching, defense

By Allen Gemaehlich

Ken Campbell used to recruit the big, burly players who could hit a home run at any time. His 2006 Walters State (Tenn.) Community College baseball team hit more than 140 home runs en route to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series ...


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Catching on at Kaskaskia: Kaskaskia College finally makes its way out of Northern District

By Patti Arnold

Getting out of the Northern District lately has meant one thing: Beat Iowa Western. For Kaskaskia (Ill.) College, though, it meant something else: Beat the team that beat Iowa Western. And the Blue Devils did that, ironically, beating the ...


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The missing link: Central Alabama coach latest in family to reach nationals

By Patti Arnold

Wynn Fletcher is the oldest of three baseball-coaching sons of a baseball coach. And he finally has a team in the national tournament. “My brother’s won a national championship there, my father was a college coach, he won a ...


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Pioneer pride: Spartanburg hoping for fair winds, good luck in Grand Junction

By Patti Arnold

Tim Wallace wants another crack at winning a national championship — without the wind, please. “We want to see typical Grand Junction weather,” the Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist College coach said. “We want to be able ...


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Never-say-die Neosho: Panthers battled adversity it run to World Series

By Allen Gemaehlich

Most of the players on last year’s Neosho County (Kan.) Community College team are gone. Their sophomore captain, and possibly best player, broke his hand 31 games into this season. It seemed all was lost. “We have very few ...


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No Rally, no problem: Navarro ready for JUCO World Series without Texas pond turtle

By Allen Gemaehlich

There was no turtle in the dugout this year, but the Navarro (Texas) College baseball team did have a duck at one time. “It didn’t work,” Navarro coach Whoa Dill said. “It’s off in a pond ...


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