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HARD-WORK WRANGLERS: Cisco has been building JUCO power since 2012 trip

By Jon Mitchell

Things could have easily turned south for the Cisco College (Texas) baseball team this season. Wranglers coach David White had to cut three players from the team during the regular season after they violated team rules. Cisco then lost one of ...


The Bucs are back: Chatt Valley relying on JUCO returnees in third straight trip

By Matt Meyer

Third time’s the charm, hopefully, for Chattahoochee Valley Community College and coach Adam Thomas. The Alabama school clinched its third consecutive berth to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series by winning the Southern District ...


Good luck can come from anywhere

By Jon Mitchell

Dave Burroughs still remembers every single day of the 1997 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series like it was yesterday. The longtime coach of the Cowley College (Kansas) baseball team helped guide the Tigers to the national tournament for ...


JUCO love story: Andy Weaver’s life changed forever at 1994 World Series

By Jon Mitchell

The story of how Andy Weaver came to be on the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series committee differs based on who tells the story. One thing is certain: The story has the same happy ending. Weaver was a pitcher for Butler County ...


Steve Burleson proud to join HOF club

By Matt Meyer

As Steve Burleson tells it, there have been a handful of times being an English major has paid off. The first came when he was a 27-year-old teacher and was roommates with the nephew of the college president at Kansas City Kansas Community ...


Catch a shuttle, from several spots, to World Series

By Jon Mitchell

Construction projects around Grand Junction should not have too much of an impact on traffic to and from Suplizio Field during the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, say project officials. Trent Prall, engineering manager for the city ...


It’s a team thing: San Jac enjoys JUCO’s work with Challenger program

By Matt Meyer

Before the coaches at San Jacinto College-North (Texas) accept any district championship trophy — and they’ve won plenty — they make two phone calls. One is to longtime JUCO team host Mike Anton, the other is to Carma Brown, ...


‘It helps me relax’Players prepare differently, but routine key for most

By Matt Meyer

There’s an art to getting ready for a baseball game and few players or coaches prepare the exact same way. For Neosho County Community College (Kansas), pregame superstitions can be extreme, and there’s good reason for it, coach ...


The Alley Heroes: Longtime supporters inducted into Home Run Alley

By Matt Meyer

In the 1960s, a Whitewater Building Materials sign hung on the center field wall at Lincoln Park Field, which was renamed Suplizio Field in May of 1990. In 1997, Whitewater Building Materials began sponsoring teams at the Alpine Bank Junior ...


Induction no small feat for Doug Little

By Dale Shrull

When it comes to junior college baseball, Doug Little is big time. After 19 years as head coach at Potomac State College in West Virginia, Little has seen great success and always targets Grand Junction as the ultimate goal. He initially led ...

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