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Balanced lineup lifts San Jac into JUCO championship game

By Matt Meyer

This might be the year coach Tom Arrington and San Jacinto College-North (Texas) get over the hump at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The Gators will battle for a sixth JUCO championship, potentially their first under Arrington, ...


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Teams threatening tournament home run record

By Matt Meyer

The cumulative home run record of 62, set in 2009, is in range of the teams at the 2017 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. Home run numbers have continued to climb since the switch to BBCOR bats was made prior to the 2013 season. BBCOR ...


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The Indians’ ‘warrior’

By Dale Shrull

Junior Harding looked strong on Tuesday. The Chipola College (Florida) right-hander threw four innings of relief, gave up two hits and struck out eight to lead the Indians into the next round of the Alpine Bank Junior College World ...


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Indians’ big bats

By Patti Arnold

After getting a little frustrated with hitting balls to the warning track in the big park during the Gulf District tournament, the Chipola College (Florida) sluggers are having a heyday in Grand Junction’s Suplizio Field. The top-ranked ...


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Double the fun: Gators hit 7 doubles to stay unbeaten

By Jon Mitchell

Tom Arrington’s third choice turned out to be a charm for San Jacinto College-North (Texas) on Wednesday night. Jerry Maddox — the Gators’ second reliever of the first inning — threw 6 1/3 strong innings, and Ryan ...


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Break out the bats

By Matt Meyer

Chipola College (Florida) coach Jeff Johnson eschewed traditional baseball logic Wednesday when he told Jose Caballero to hit a home run. That unorthodox piece of advice worked out as Caballero ended an already offensively tilted game with a ...


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San Jac coach Arrington would like to add a title to his JUCO wins record

By Patti Arnold

Tom Arrington is as competitive as the next guy. It comes with the territory when you’re the head baseball coach at San Jacinto College-North (Texas), the winningest program in Alpine Bank Junior College World Series history. Entering ...


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The ballplayer

By Staff

He doesn’t play like a cricket player. Or does he? Would baseball fans in America know how a cricket player plays that game? McLennan Community College (Texas) shortstop George Callil is that former cricket player. In an error-free ...


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Birthday boy: Smith drives in winning run for San Jac

By Patti Arnold

As far as game moments go, Tuesday night was right up there for Michael Smith. That it came on his 20th birthday was even better. Smith drove a game-winning single off the left-field wall Tuesday night in the bottom of the ninth to keep San ...


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Slide rule

By Dale Shrull

Everybody is out for No. 1. Tuesday’s game at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series was a struggle, but top-ranked Chipola (Florida) subdued pesky Florence-Darlington Tech (South Carolina), 11-7 at Suplizio Field. “Another ...


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