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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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Rain, hail suspends Highlanders-Raiders game

By Matt Meyer

A tight Alpine Bank Junior College World Series baseball game between McLennan (Texas) Community College and Northwest Florida State on Thursday night was suspended until noon today because of heavy rain and hail at Suplizio Field. The game ...


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Pirates coach Adam Thomas shows winning, fun can coexist

By Tim Harty

Adam Thomas is a little goofy, a lot of fun and a pretty good baseball coach. Goofy and fun? That’s Thomas just being himself. A good coach? That doesn’t happen without the other two traits, which also are prevalent among his ...


JUCO Notebook, May 28, 2015

By Staff

GJ Challenger program invited to LLWS Challenger Baseball Grand Junction, welcome to Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Challenger Baseball gets annual recognition in Grand Junction when several teams in the Alpine Bank Junior College World ...


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Surging Senators

By Tim Harty

Maybe it’s a sense of obligation driving those balls out of the park and inspiring the hit parades Walters State (Tennessee) Community College’s hitters have embarked during each of their four games in Grand Junction. Senators ...


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