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Suplizio Field impresses on first day of JUCO

By Nick Walter

Jim Johns, 71, was a ball shagger at Lincoln Park — now Sam Suplizio Field — at the JUCO World Series in 1959, one season after graduating from Grand Junction High School. Much has changed in five decades. “They built a ...


Squeeze key as Neosho tops Spartanburg

By Tim Harty

The suicide squeeze is alive and well in Chanute, Kan., home of Neosho County Community College, which was downright surgical with it Saturday in Grand Junction. For Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) College, it was fatal, especially in a ...


Stumpf, San Jac shut down Iowa Western

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San Jacinto (Texas) College-North pitcher Daniel Stumpf nearly did what no pitcher was able to do to the top-hitting team in the country. The sophomore left-hander was shutting out top-ranked Iowa Western Community College before a defensive ...

JUCO boxes, May 26, 2012

By Staff

San Jacinto 5, Iowa Western 2 Saturday at Suplizio Field Game 1 Iowa Western (AB-R-H-RBI) Bass, lf 4-0-1-0, Kay, 2b 4-0-1-0, Tomscha, 3b 3-0-0-0, Meyer, c 4-0-0-0, Krietemeier, p/dh 4-0-0-0, Tierney, ss 3-1-0-0, Steele, 1b 4-1-2-0, Greer, ...

Shelton State overcomes early obstacles to make it to JUCO

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At one point, Bobby Sprowl thought he could have one of the best teams in Shelton State (Ala.) Community College history. Before the season started, two pitchers left for Southeastern Conference schools and one signed a pro contract with the ...


Iowa Western enters JUCO with best record

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With winning streaks of 17 and 27 games in the first 45, Marc Rardin wasn’t quite sure what to think about his Iowa Western Community College baseball team. “For a long time, even when we were winning a lot of games, I ...


Meyer impresses

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Don Meyer was told he should see the new Mets Stadium, and while he was at it, check out the new Yankees Stadium, too. Meyer, though, told the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series banquet audience Friday night if he could see one place, it ...


Banquet sets stage for JUCO players

By Patti Arnold

As they wandered about Two Rivers Convention Center, dozens of baseball players who will today start playing for a national championship were just a little bit in awe. A group gathered Friday evening in front of the displays from the Alpine ...


Having some fun

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Most ballplayers would rather play a game than practice, but not all of them. Some children ages 5 to 12 preferred to participate in a clinic Thursday night at Suplizio Field with some of the junior college baseball players in Grand Junction ...

JUCO rankings, May 24, 2012

By Staff

NJCAA Rankings As of May 23 Rank (1st votes) Record Pts. Pvs. 1. Iowa Western CC (10) 57-5 200 1 2. Jefferson (Mo.) College 51-10 190 4 3. Polk State (Fla.) College 45-10 178 5 4. Cisco (Texas) College 47-13 170 10 5. Neosho County ...

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