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Worth the wait

By Matt Meyer

Pitching depth is huge at the Alpine Junior College World Series, and a complete-game performance Monday morning by Kyle Carter during Miami Dade College’s 8-3 win over Spartanburg Methodist College (South Carolina) means the Sharks have ...


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HE’S GOT THE WOW FACTOR

By Dale Shrull

Robbie Dickey was a good high school pitcher in Texas. Good high school pitchers rarely get Division I offers. Dickey had three offers out of high school, all Texas junior colleges. He picked Blinn College and things have just kept getting ...


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Eyes wide shut

By Matt Meyer

With a hard grounder ripped directly at him, and a soggy Suplizio Field creating wicked bounces Sunday afternoon, Cochise College (Arizona) third baseman Austin Nelson dropped to his knees and attempted to body-block the ball. Nelson ...


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Rain wins

By Dale Shrull

Rain, rain — it just didn’t go away. With a steady drizzle falling at about 7 p.m. Sunday, Alpine Bank Junior College World Series officials made the decision to postpone the game between Spartanburg Methodist College (South ...


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ON THE REBOUND

By Tim Harty

A rebound run. A rebound inning. A rebound game. Columbia State Community College (Tennessee) got them all Sunday as they bounced back from Day 1 disappointment in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The Chargers (45-12) used a ...


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‘Nelly,’ aka ‘Wolverine,’ on prowl

By Tim Harty

The calls of “Let’s go, Nelly” or “Nels” are prevalent for obvious reasons when Austin Nelson steps into the batter’s box. Then, there’s another name the Cochise College (Arizona) third baseman and ...


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Pick a base

By Tim Harty

Brayden Young latched onto the line drive, then needed a second to figure out what to do. The freshman relief pitcher finally looked toward first base, saw the runner who had gotten halfway to second base was late in breaking back to the bag, ...


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Midland’s Prescott shows speed, power

By Matt Meyer

Blaine Prescott has the speed to leg out an infield single. The Midland College (Texas) second baseman has the speed to easily steal second base. And he showed Saturday he also has the speed to beat out a potential double play. But it ...


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Blinn’s Stuart shines in JUCO debut

By Dale Shrull

Stephen Stuart had a pretty good game for Blinn College (Texas). The freshman left-fielder hit two home runs and made a diving catch to end a potential rally in the seventh to lead Blinn to a 7-4 win over Cochise College (Arizona) at the ...


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Keeping the field dreamy

By Dale Shrull

Suplizio Field is Grand Junction’s field of dreams. From future Hall of Famers to soon-to-be major league stars to college players with big dreams and high school kids with bigger dreams, it is the grandest stage for baseball on the ...


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