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Schilling to speak at JUCO banquet

By Patti Arnold

Curt Schilling remembers every minute of his Grand Junction adventure. Although it’s been 30 years, the three-time World Series champion pitcher and former World Series MVP said playing in the 1986 Alpine Bank Junior College World ...


Raiders’ fourth inning outburst dooms Highlanders

By Tim Harty

The score was 1-1 after three innings on Saturday night, and McLennan (Texas) Community College thought it was settling into what would be a close game for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series championship. Then came the fourth inning, ...


JUCO Notebook, May 30, 2015

By Staff

Halstead returns from beaning, wins title When Tanner Halstead got hit by a pitch that shattered his helmet in Northwest Florida State College’s third game at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, he was certain his time at ...


Hathcock’s clutch play in CF key for Raiders

By Eden Laase

Noah McGowan nearly had a great hit, but Mack Hathcock had a better catch. The Highlanders’ McGowan led off the bottom of the fourth inning Saturday night after Northwest Florida State College had scored six runs and taken a 7-1 lead ...


Senators’ Osuna clubs way to MVP award

By Matt Meyer

After five games of bashing baseballs, Walters State (Tennessee) Community College outfielder Ramon Osuna finished one RBI shy of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series record for the tournament. Osuna, a freshman, drove in 17 runs to go ...


First time’s a charm

By Patti Arnold

Dakota Dean sprinted around the bases, arms spread wide, as his home run sailed over the right-field fence. Nothing quite like hitting a home run in the national championship game. Especially when it’s your first home run of the ...


Jourdan picks up where Finnegan leaves off for McLennan

By Tim Harty

Dustin Jourdan wasn’t an innings-eater out of the McLennan (Texas) College bullpen this season. Far from it. In 21 appearances, he threw 
28 1/3 innings and had a not-so-shiny 7.62 ERA. Never mind that ERA, Highlanders baseball ...


Highlanders, Raiders one game from goal

By Staff

Mitch Thompson knows about the rich baseball tradition at McLennan (Texas) Community College. But it’s been 32 years since McLennan last won a national title. The second-year head coach will lead the Highlanders into the Alpine Bank ...


Never? Not for Raiders’ Garner

By Tim Harty

Never say never, David Garner. Eight years ago, Garner and his wife, Cyndi, became parents to their one and only child, Gabe, whom they consider to be nothing short of a miracle. Garner said he and Cyndi had been trying to have a child for ...


The game of his life

By Matt Meyer

James Rudkin rounded third base Friday, still cherishing his first career grand slam that gave McLennan (Texas) Community College a 6-4 lead over Walters State (Tennessee) Community College in the bottom of the fifth inning at the Alpine Bank ...

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