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Diamond love

By Jon Mitchell

All the feedback Jamie Hamilton received the past three weeks helped mold the way he approached his speech to open the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series banquet Friday night. Hamilton, the longtime JUCO tournament chairman, addressed ...


DOLPHIN TALE 3: Delgado hoping to snap streak in third trip to JUCO

By Dale Shrull

Delgado Community College is back. The New Orleans, Louisiana, college is making its third straight appearance in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, but the Dolphins hope the third time is the charm when it comes to winning. After ...


ODDLY ENOUGH ...Iowa Western has knack for titles in even-numbered years

By Patti Arnold

The joke pops up every other year. “Well, it’s an even-numbered year, guess Iowa Western’s the favorite.” Marc Rardin swells with pride. “That tells you the history and I’m proud of that,” the Iowa ...


FIRST-TIME FLIGHT: Harford Fighting Owls power their way to Grand Junction

By Jon Mitchell

Tom Eller didn’t hesitate with his answer when asked about what makes the Harford Community College (Maryland) baseball team a fun team to watch. “We hit home runs,” said Eller, who is in his 10th year as coach of the ...


DARTON’S LAST AT-BAT: Walk-off win sends Cavaliers to first (and last) trip to GJ

By Jon Mitchell

Darton State College (Georgia) is making its first — and last — appearance in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The Cavaliers have made strides toward being a national-title contender in recent years and made it all the ...


Perfect mix: Yavapai’s pitching supplements hitting for return to JUCO

By Matt Meyer

Last year, it was the big-time power bats that brought Yavapai College (Arizona) to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. This year, pitching kept the Roughriders afloat early in the season and supplemented what Yavapai coach Ryan ...


DIFFERENT BREED: Cowley College brings pitching, gap power to JUCO

By Patti Arnold

This Cowley College (Kansas) baseball team is not like the slugging Tigers that won back-to-back championships in the late 1990s. “In years past we’ve come out there and been able to swing the bats and score runs and do our thing. ...


SAINT THAT SOMETHING: Santa Fe wins school-record 16 straight in trek to JUCO

By Patti Arnold

Johnny Wiggs has been coaching junior college baseball for nearly 20 years, the past 10 at Santa Fe College. None of his teams had done what the Saints accomplished this spring. “We went 42-8, to not lose 10 games and not lose ...

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