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Teams deal with blustery conditions at Suplizio Field

By Jon Mitchell

South Georgia College didn’t exactly blow away the Jefferson (Mo.) College Vikings on Sunday. The windy conditions, however, played a big part in the Tigers’ elimination-game victory. Teams had to deal with unusually blustery ...

Jefferson (Mo.), Southern Union (Ala.) headed home

By Scott Schlaufman

Despite being the first team eliminated from the 2011 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, Jefferson (Mo.) College coach Sam Carel was pleased with his team. “I’m proud of our guys personally, but it wasn’t our ...

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Navarro (Texas) College players spend time in hospitals

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It’s been a strange season for the Navarro (Texas) College baseball team. The Bulldogs have been snakebitten by injuries and illness, and they’ve continued that misfortune in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. Two ...

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Home grown: Eleven JUCO World Series players are from Colorado

By Patrick Bahr

The goal of every junior college baseball player is to reach the World Series in Grand Junction. Once they qualify, a lot of players ask, “Where is Grand Junction?” For a select few, a trip to JUCO means a trip back home. This ...

JUCO Notebook: Grounds crew adjusts to dust storms

By Staff

Grounds crew adjusts to heavy dust High winds Sunday at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series caused problems not only for players, but for the grounds crew. “The wind dries the field out really fast, so what we have to do before ...

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Rally Reivers: Iowa Western overcomes early deficit to start title defense

By Patrick Bahr

Marc Rardin has learned a lot in six appearances in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. Perhaps the most important: It’s never going to be easy, so just stay calm. Saturday night at Suplizio Field, the Reivers overcame a ...

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Bulldogs overcome Mapes’ illness with big hits in win

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Tyler Mapes wanted to pitch Saturday in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. He didn’t feel well, but he didn’t say anything to Navarro (Texas) College coach Whoa Dill. After a long fourth inning, when the Bulldogs sent 12 ...

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Blood clot, resulting surgery, can’t keep Potomac State’s Bennett down

By Patrick Bahr

Potomac State (W.Va.) College outfielder Ryan Bennett is a fighter. “He’s a tough, scrappy kid that knows how to play,” Potomac State coach Doug Little said. “He’s a pesky out at the plate, strong defensively, ...

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Correct mix of pitchers helps Potomac top Jefferson

By Patrick Bahr

A good pitching staff is about being able to pass the baton. The Potomac State (W.Va) College pitching combination of starter Andy Smithmyer, long reliever Cody Ellsworth and closer Nate Antone allowed the Catamounts to win Saturday’s ...

JUCO Notebook, Saturday, May 29

By Staff

No one enjoys having car trouble, and teams participating in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series are no exception. Potomac State (W. Va.) College’s bus made it 1,776 miles from Keyser, W.Va., to Grand Junction, but ...

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