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JUCO: 2009 series briefs May 30, 2009

By Patrick Bahr

Mavericks get a home-field welcome • The Mesa State College baseball team was introduced to the fans at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series prior to Friday night’s game. The Mavericks returned from the NCAA Division ...

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Saints disappointed in final result, but proud of effort

By Staff

Johnny Wiggs knew before the season started that his Santa Fe (Fla.) College baseball team was going to be a good one. Just how good, he wasn’t sure. At the start of the season, the Saints’ head coach was just hoping the Saints ...

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Hawks second basemaan comes through at biggest moment, claims MVP

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Andrew Collazo was having a frustrating tournament at the plate, but came through when it mattered most. The Howard (Texas) College sophomore hit a solo home run in the ninth inning Friday night, then had a two-run single in the 10th to lead ...

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Howard leaves little doubt in rout of Western Nevada

By Patrick Bahr

Zach Neal knows how to deal. The Howard (Texas) College starting pitcher had 10 strikeouts and no walks Thursday night as Howard dominated in an 11-3 seven-inning win over Western Nevada College at the Alpine Bank Junior College World ...


As Evans nears 98th birthday, she remembers best of tourney

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Dorothy Evans doesn’t keep up with the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series like she used to. Nearing her 98th birthday, Evans recalls going to the first JUCO game played in Grand Junction with her husband, Bob. She has a photograph ...

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Howard loses flip, can win title tonight

By Staff

Britt Smith is two for his past 19 tries in coin flips, That’s about the only thing that’s gone wrong for the Howard (Texas) College baseball coach. After his team’s 11-3 victory Thursday over Western Nevada College, Smith ...


Santa Fe uses its bats to avenge San Jac loss

By Staff

Johnny Wiggs has learned this season. He used to be concerned when his Santa Fe (Fla.) College baseball team wasn’t showing what he considered the proper intensity. He’s figured out that this year’s team plays better when ...

Home port: JUCO a big reason Navy veteran settled in Grand Junction

By Staff

Leroy Miller has fond memories of traveling with his father from Grand Valley (now Parachute) to Grand Junction to watch the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series back in the 1960s. “We made the trip all the time,” Miller ...


Tholen having time of his life coaching Saints at JUCO World Series after break

By Staff

Harry Tholen has attended 11 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series in various capacities. The capacity in which he’s serving this year may be the one he enjoys the most. “I can almost say this is the best trip,” Tholen ...

JUCO 2009 Notes May 29, 2009

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Tournament hits TV today • Tonight’s championship game of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series will be aired live on Altitude 2, Channel 47 on Bresnan Communications. The game was originally set to be on Altitude’s ...

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