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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 ...


Flashing the leather

By Richard Rosenblatt

After so many wild pitches, so many errors, and a few dozen hits, a brilliant play by second baseman Kea’von Edwards in the eighth inning helped put Cowley College (Kansas) into the next round of the Alpine Junior College World ...

To avoid confusion, 2017 tourney is 60th annual JUCO World Series

By Patti Arnold

I was born the week after the first NJCAA National Baseball Invitational Tournament was played in 1958 in Miami, Oklahoma. I was 0. The tournament was 1. Somewhere in the boxes and boxes of photos we cleaned out of the A-frame on the lake ...


The showman

By Staff

Much like the famous showman with whom he shares a first name, Elvis Peralta likes to dance. The Crowder College (Missouri) second baseman will shimmy after popping up on second base and he’ll stomp around on third. He’s not ...



By Matt Meyer

The Wabash Valley Community College (Illinois) baseball team gave up a lead early, but the Warriors never gave up. Wabash scored seven runs in the eighth inning, held off a late rally by Cowley College (Kansas) and hung on to win 12-11 on ...


Gators get most of rubber match with Chipola

By Patti Arnold

The baseball looks as big as all get-out right now for the San Jacinto College-North (Texas) hitters. “It looks pretty big to everybody down the lineup,” Aaron Bond said. “You’ve gotta love it.” Bond, ...

Roughriders keep Governors at bay, advance at JUCO

By Dale Shrull

The thrills of the Alpine Bank Junior College just keep coming. But sometimes the coaches and players would prefer a few less thrills. The good thrills outlasted the overly tense thrills for Crowder College (Missouri) when they held off ...



By Matt Meyer

The McLennan Community College (Texas) baseball team put its power on display in the relatively thin air Sunday night at Suplizio Field, launching four home runs in a 10-1 seven-inning win over Florence-Darlington Technical College (South ...


Energy boost lifts Crowder to victory over Dyersburg

By Patti Arnold

Elvis Peralta has a larger-than-life personality, and the Crowder College (Missouri) baseball team feeds off that energy. As he was sliding across home plate in the first inning Monday, he was grinning from ear to ear. “All that you ...


Solid hitting approach keeps Governors alive at JUCO

By Dale Shrull

Hitting for Wallace Community College-Dothan (Alabama) is all about line drives and hitting the gaps. In its first-ever trip to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, it took the Governors one game to get back to their hitting basics. ...

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