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Scanning the JUCO crowd

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Half the fun of JUCO is watching the crowd.  ...


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Respect Elder

By Matt Meyer

Kevin Elder had thrown all of 18 1/3 innings during the regular season and one short relief appearance at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series for Iowa Western Community College. Thursday, the freshman right-hander, whose full-ride ...


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‘I just ... I just pitch for him’

By Tim Harty

His father was a surfer, not a baseball player. So, left-handed pitcher Robert Evans III didn’t learn the game of baseball from Robert Evans II so much as he developed under his father’s watchful and supporting eyes. “He ...


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From ice to diamond

By Dale Shrull

Breathe, just breathe. Don’t look at the crowd. The gigantic Alpine Bank Junior College World Series crowd. More than 8,600 pairs of eyeballs staring at him, watching his every move, twitch and breath. Even a drone floating around ...


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Baseball odyssey

By Tim Harty

Jim Mansilla came to Grand Junction in 1971 thinking all he was here to do was play in the Junior College World Series. What he didn’t know was he was standing at the gateway to what would become his wonderful baseball life, one that ...


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Sharks’ bats come alive in victory over Spartanburg

By Tim Harty

Neither coach saw it coming. Neither could explain it afterward. The reversal of fortune that Thursday afternoon brought made two of the final four teams at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series unrecognizable from the day before. And ...


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Good ‘gravy’

By Matt Meyer

In Spartanburg Methodist College’s 10-2, seven-inning win over Blinn College (Texas) on Wednesday afternoon, the South Carolina school gave Pioneers coach Tim Wallace a whole lot of “gravy.” That’s how Wallace ...


JUCO Notebook: Drone camera makes appearance

By Staff

Drone camera makes appearance In the 15th game of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series fans were presented an unfamiliar sight that could have been easily missed without a glance up to the sky. A white drone flew only feet above the ...


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Johnson settles down

By Dale Shrull

Sean Johnson was in trouble after only one pitch. He hit Miami Dade College speedster Darren Seferina with the first pitch of the game Wednesday night. Then, Johnson gave up a single. Two runners on, no outs, good hitting team — big ...


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Almost a dream come true

By Tim Harty

This is the dream that ends just before the good part. No! No! No! I don’t want to wake up! Come back! The ending never comes back, even if you immediately fall back asleep. Tyler Day grew up in the Grand Valley. It’s ...


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