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A windy win

By Patti Arnold

Blow, ye winds of JUCO. And when they blew Tuesday at Suplizio Field, they blew all over the place. Straight in from center field, toward left. Then they’d die for a bit before starting right back up. “From a coaching standpoint ...

JUCO Notes, May 26, 2015

By Staff

Colorado kids enjoy playing at JUCO While playing baseball at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, Josh Newell heard about the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series from friends and teammates who had signed with two-year ...


Pitching matters

By Matt Meyer

Two runs allowed in 23 innings. It’s safe to say Northwest Florida State College’s baseball team is on a roll. The Raiders advanced in the winners’ bracket of the Alpine Junior College World Series on Tuesday night, with a ...


Senators start fireworks show

By Dale Shrull

Jake Usher watched two home runs disappear into the Grand Junction night. Then, the Walters State (Tennessee) Community College right-hander took over and led the Senators to a 10-6 win over McLennan (Texas) Community College on Monday at ...


World War II veteran honored at JUCO

By Tim Harty

Fruita High School didn’t have baseball when Rex Raney was a student there. So, his playing of the game never amounted to more than sandlot ball, and other things happened in his life soon after he graduated high school in 1939 that ...


Stephenson got his start with GJ Eagles

By Dale Shrull

Phil Stephenson has come a long way since his last visit to Grand Junction. On Sunday, he achieved a first. The Dodge City (Kansas) Community College Conquistadors won their first game ever at the Alpine Bank Junior College World ...


Raiders run roughshod

By Eden Laase

Five runs in the first inning, five more in the sixth. With those two big innings Monday afternoon, Northwest Florida State College quickly put away the defending Alpine Bank Junior College World Series champion, Iowa Western Community ...


Should I stay or should I go?

By Tim Harty

Kyle Barfield was blazing toward third base Monday, looking for assistant baseball coach Kory Koehler for a sign to hold up or head home. One problem: Koehler had moved down the third-base line to guide the two other runners who were racing ...


Good game, Daddy

By Eden Laase

As a father, husband, student and baseball player, Leno Ramirez has more than a full plate. It’s overflowing. But as Ramirez would be quick to tell anyone, although his long list of responsibilities keeps him busy, they also keep him ...


San Jac attack

By Tim Harty

It took San Jacinto (Texas) College-North until the ninth inning Saturday to get its first run. It took the Gators two pitches Sunday to get their first run. Second baseman Jon Meyer led off the game with a home run that set a welcome tone. ...

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