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Coming home

By Staff

Nick Shumpert was the first Colorado high school player taken in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. The Highlands Ranch infielder was picked in the seventh round by the Detroit Tigers, but turned down an estimated slot bonus of $563,800 ...


Gulp! Harford’s Delp gets rare call from the bullpen

By Dale Shrull

Nick Delp was in the dugout minding his own business, helping cheer on his teammates. Then he heard something and his expression went blank. Think a combination of a stumped “Jeopardy” contestant and ...


Big fly + small ball = win

By Matt Meyer

A flurry of home runs put Cisco College (Texas) up Monday at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, but it was a safety squeeze that ultimately sealed the victory. Calvin Hernandez, who hit one of the Wranglers’ three home runs in ...


Harford’s Fighting Owls live to hit another day

By Dale Shrull

Harford Community College (Maryland) still isn’t hitting a lot of home runs, but the Fighting Owls are hitting. After pounding out 13 hits Monday, Harford earned the right to keep playing at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series ...


Coach knows best when it comes to handling staff

By Staff

Coach knows best when handling arms The meeting on the mound was contentious. It’s a common sight in competitive baseball games. The coach wants to take out the pitcher and the pitcher wants to stay. Cisco College right-hander Trae ...


Pressure? What pressure?

By Jon Mitchell

Iowa Western Community College has a knack for winning national championships in even-numbered years and might be headed for a fourth title in 2016. The Reivers, winners of Alpine Bank Junior College World Series championships in 2010, 2012 ...


San Jacinto rallies to defeat Cowley College

By Patti Arnold

When you’re 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, wear No. 44, and you’re called upon to pinch hit in a tie game in the ninth inning in the national tournament, you’re thinking one thing. Hit the ball as far as you can. “That was the ...


Bats come alive for Fighting Owls in close victory

By Dale Shrull

Power and prolific pitching has fueled Harford Community College (Maryland) all season. So when the Fighting Owls were looking to fend off elimination in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series on Sunday, it was fitting that is what keyed ...


Cisco’s Burns provides team support

By Jon Mitchell

The scar on top of Michael Burns’ upper thigh is almost eight inches long. Pictures from the surgery in April to remove a cancerous tumor from the left leg of the Cisco College (Texas) outfielder are gruesome. They also show the size of ...

Darton’s first, and last, trip to JUCO was emotional

By Dale Shrull

Scot Hemmings paused, then his voice cracked as the emotions came pouring out at the post-game press conference. “This program is a big part of my family.” Then he apologized for getting emotional. But Hemmings and Darton State ...

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