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Charging into town: Momentum lifts Columbia State into World Series

By Matt Meyer

The first word coach Mike Corn uses to describe East Central District champion Columbia State Community College (Tennessee) is “offensive.” The Chargers (45-12) averaged nearly eight runs per game this season, and seven starters ...


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Delgado delight: New Orleans squad ready for World Series

By Patti Arnold

The last time the Delgado Community College baseball team qualified for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, the Dolphins were escaping the worst nightmare of their lives. Hurricane Katrina had decimated New Orleans. The campus was ...


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Reivers return: Iowa Western back in GJ after a year away

By Patti Arnold

Marc Rardin can laugh about it now — a little bit. When the Iowa Western Community College baseball team failed to qualify for the 2013 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, it stung. However, Rardin said it might have stung the ...


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Apache pride: Cochise College squeezes into playoffs, makes way to GJ

By Patti Arnold

Cochise College is a testament to getting hot at the right time. The Apaches’ playoff fortunes came down to the final day of the regular season. A doubleheader against Central Arizona. Cochise had to at least split, or the season was ...


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Pirates set sail: Chattahoochee Valley ready for World Series

By Allen Gemaehlich

Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Alabama) has been nationally ranked and won conference titles, but the Pirates have come up short of playing in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series until this year. The Pirates have won an ...


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Spartanburg rules: Team overcomes early trouble on way to GJ

By Tim Harty

Spartanburg Methodist College (South Carolina) was darn lucky or darn deep. Or both, most likely with a little of the former and a lot of the latter helping the Pioneers (46-16) earn a berth in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series for ...


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The young Bucs: Youth movement propels Blinn College to big stage

By Tim Harty

Sometimes the youth was evident during the downs in an up-and-down regular season. But the reason seven freshmen start on the Blinn College (Texas) baseball team surfaced enough times, and ultimately at the most important time, to justify ...


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Champing at the bit: Miami Dade brings plenty of weapons to World Series

By Matt Meyer

Mandy Alvarez spent his freshman year at Florida International University and just didn’t fit in. But the sophomore third baseman has made his mark with Miami Dade College, leading the Sharks to a Gulf District championship and a spot ...


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