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Latest Home Run Alley inductees love being part of tournament

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Ray Coca, Dan McKendrick and Jim Eisenhauer have put in more than 100 years helping make the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series happen and haven’t received a dime. They never did it for the money, or the recognition. The three ...

A day of rematches: Final four teams know plenty about each other

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Marc Rardin loves to poke fun at himself. “Once again, eight years of being a head coach and finally in my fifth year (at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series) I’m figuring it out a little bit,” the Iowa Western coach ...


Silent encouragement: Even though he can’t be heard, Hawkins’ father still cheering on son

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Everywhere Deric Hawkins had a ballgame, his parents were there. Except the one time in Little League and Deric noticed. “When Deric was 7 or 8 years old, he was playing and I had to go to work,” Albert said. “My wife ...

Sawyer has given Crowder a needed boost

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Tyler Sawyer had a stellar high school career and high expectations going into college. The two-time All-State Texas pitcher had a couple of small NCAA Division I scholarship offers to go with some junior college scholarship offers before ...


Tullos, Hutchinson send Temple home

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Daniel Tullos has never seen as many people in one place as he did in the stands at Suplizio Field. For him to start on the mound for Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College in an Alpine Bank Junior College World Series elimination game was a ...


Watching sons at JUCO worth traveling from afar

By Scott Schlaufman

Like many parents, Wilson Acosta enjoys watching his son play ball. Acosta, who is the father of Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College’s Luke Acosta, is one of the numerous parents who have come to town to watch their kids at the Alpine ...

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Harper’s howl: Coyotes slugger blasts two HRs, has eight RBI in win over Reivers

By Patti Arnold

They finally got the show they’d been wanting since Saturday night, and oh, what a show it was. Bryce Harper finally got some pitches to hit Tuesday night, and after a first-inning strikeout against Iowa Western Community ...

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Home grown: Faulkner State’s Huggins among JUCO players staying true to their towns for baseball

By Patrick Bahr

Josh Huggins was a talented enough baseball player at Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette, Ala., to give himself plenty of options at the next level. Huggins had opportunities to play at four-year schools as well as junior ...

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Best for last: Crowder College’s final at-bat good enough to eliminate Faulkner

By Patrick Bahr

It’s an advantage to be the home team in baseball. Crowder (Mo.) College was the beneficiary of occupying the third-base dugout Tuesday in Game 11 of Alpine Bank Junior College World Series at Suplizio Field. As the home team, the ...

JUCO Notebook: Star-Tek employee throws out first pitch after earning opportunity in raffle

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Normally when companies choose someone to throw out a first pitch at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, they tend to go with a manager or someone of a higher rank. But at Star-Tek, everyone got a shot at the opportunity. The company ...

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