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Coming back: No matter what, Haydens have made JUCO a family reunion

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Todd and Darren Hayden spent Tuesday morning leaning on the fence in the corner by the right-field stands at Suplizio Field, talking baseball. The brothers, who grew up in Grand Junction going to JUCO baseball games, were remembering when ...


JUCO Notebook: Harper cards return to World Series

By Staff

Harper cards return to JUCO Last year’s Alpine Bank Junior College World Series was notable for the appearance of Bryce Harper, who played for the College of Southern Nevada and was the first pick in the Major League Baseball draft by ...

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Patriotic flare: Memorial Day at JUCO features plenty of American touches

By Scott Schlaufman

Iowa Western Community College pitcher Tyler Ware smiled when he looked around Suplizio Field on Monday afternoon. Patriotism was the theme of the day at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series on Memorial Day. Players warmed up with ...

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The homecoming king: Pitching in home state, Vaqueros’ Dando shuts down Potomac

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Zach Dando watched Central Arizona College play in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series when he was 11 years old. That exposure paved the way for him to pitch for them nine years later in the JUCO World Series. Dando, who is from ...


Former Mesa State College player Mesas finally hits a HR at Suplizio

By Patrick Bahr

Jon Mestas always wanted to put one over the left-field wall at Suplizio Field. Monday, the Seward County (Kan.) Community College third baseman hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning to help propel the Saints (39-15) to a 14-4 ...

JUCO boxes, May 30, 2011

By Staff

Seward County 14, South Georgia 4 (6) Game 8 Seward County (AB-R-H-BI) Tanner Rainey cf 3-2-1-0, Will Gustin lf 3-1-0-1, Jake Barrios ss 4-3-2-1, Tyler Hill dh 4-2-2-1, JT Bean 4-1-3-5, Jordan Dallalio 2b 3-0-1-0, Jon Mestas 3b 4-2-2-2, ...

JUCO Notebook: South Georgia coach calls it a career

By Staff

South Georgia coach calls it a career Entering his final season as coach of the South Georgia College baseball team, Scott Sims wasn’t sure he’d get a chance to take his team to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, ...

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Keeping it simple: Navarro’s approach leads to big inning in win

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Whoa Dill knows his players know where he’s coming from. “They know I’m not going to make the first or third out here (at third), I’m not going to push it too quick with all of our offensive guys,” the Navarro ...


Turtle power: Navarro’s hard-shelled companion has been a source of good luck

By Jon Mitchell

Navarro knows the meaning of Rally time. It’s not because of a succession of come-from-behind victories over the course of the season. It’s because of a Texas pond turtle named Rally, a hard-shelled pet the Navarro (Texas) College ...

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Chipola’s Boddicker hopes to follow his father’s footsteps into pro baseball

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When Chipola (Fla.) College qualified for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, James Boddicker had one question for his dad. Boddicker knew his dad would know the answer. After all, Mike Boddicker pitched in the major leagues for 10 ...

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