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First impression

By Matt Meyer

Meet Zach Rodgers. During the 2013 regular season, the Cochise (Ariz.) College pitcher garnered a 10-0 record and a 1.29 ERA. He recorded 73 strikeouts paired with only 24 walks in 91 innings. He’s also, because of injuries, the ...

Improbable approach has Apaches in final three

By Tim Harty

They are good friends with 2-1, 3-2 and 4-3 games, because they usually win them. They’re used to winning despite often getting outhit by their opponents. Cochise (Ariz.) College coach Todd Inglehart even joked about that fact with his ...

JUCO Notes: Rodgers happy to help Apaches

By Staff

When Cochise (Ariz.) College pitcher Zach Rodgers made his Alpine Bank Junior College World Series debut Thursday, it marked his first start since late April. If not for the Apaches’ advancement to the World Series, Rodgers would have ...


Sparkling diamond

By Dale Shrull

My first Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. I’d heard about it for years, but I’d never strolled through the gates. These boys can hit, run, pitch and flat out play the game. The quality of baseball is Everest high. What ...


Central Alabama Trojans stay unbeaten at JUCO

By Allen Gemaehlich

Wynn Fletcher was only trying to fire up his team when he took to Twitter on Tuesday night. The Central Alabama Community College coach tweeted, “I guess we need to just go home. They’ve already crowned Spartanburg.” The ...


Cochise rocks Neosho in rematch at JUCO

By Matt Meyer

With one out in the first inning during a rematch against Neosho County (Kan.), Cochise (Ariz.) College already had topped the combined run total of the Apaches’ 2-1 opening round loss to the Panthers. By the end of the inning, Cochise ...


Palm Beach State’s Stemle in GJ with home school

By Tim Harty

When Gordon (Ga.) College didn’t offer him any scholarship money to stay for his sophomore season, Mike Stemle went home to Florida. There, he found his way back to Grand Junction. Palm Beach State (Fla.) College is playing in the ...


Neosho pitcher makes most of his Chance

By Allen Gemaehlich

One year ago, Chance Sinclair could only watch from the dugout. That only made him hungrier to lead Neosho County (Kan.) Community College back to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series this year. The sophomore pitched the ...


Connections: Neosho players learn from bros in the pros

By Jeff Caspersen

Tanner Rosenthal spent his winter vacation pumping iron and throwing bullpen sessions alongside St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter. Last fall, he attended a number of playoff games during the Cardinals’ deep 2012 postseason ...


JUCO notes: Panthers accentuate the positive

By Staff

Panthers accentuate the positive Neosho County (Kan.) Community College didn’t have much to cheer about in its 16-1 loss to Cochise (Ariz.) College, a team it had edged 2-1 in the first round three days earlier. But in the bottom of ...

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