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‘Riders wear the crown

By Patti Arnold

Guts, a healthy dose of adrenaline, a 15-strikeout performance and a guy named Turtle. Yavapai College (Arizona) used everything the Roughriders had Saturday night to claim the school’s first Alpine Bank Junior College World Series ...


Turtle power: Kuhaulua does 
it all to earn JUCO MVP award

By Dale Shrull

Rashaan “Turtle” Kuhaulua did a little of everything in Yavapai College’s six games and walked away with the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series Preston Walker Most Valuable Player Award on Saturday night. As he had all ...


Experience from 2015 JUCO World Series helps Roughriders reach 2016 title game

By Jon Mitchell

Not many players on the Yavapai College (Arizona) baseball team remember much about the Roughriders’ 2015 trip to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. Some admit the lack of knowledge is because of the short stay in the ...


Oh K!

By Matt Meyer

After an up-and-down first outing at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, San Jacinto College-North (Texas) pitcher Devin Smeltzer texted his roommates Friday morning, telling them he was going to be patient and work to force ...


Chatt Valley makes changes to get bats going after shutout

By Dale Shrull

Everybody loves a home run. There’s nothing better than watching a baseball disappear over the wall at Suplizio Field. Colorado is all about the home run: Thin air, altitude, aluminum bats — players know the ball will fly in ...

JUCO Notebook, June 3, 2016

By Staff

Talking about death of former player brings out emotions in San Jacinto coach Tom Arrington had to pause for a moment when he spoke of one of his former players, Dalton John Viner, on Friday. “It’s really difficult,” the ...


Riding into title game

By Dale Shrull

One more win is all Yavapai College (Arizona) needs to be king of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The Roughriders (48-20, 4-1 JUCO) ran roughshod over Iowa Western Community College on Thursday at Suplizio Field, winning 7-3 to ...


No. 1 vs. No. 2 once again

By Jon Mitchell

A football analogy was the best way Adam Thomas felt his Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Alabama) baseball team could be successful against San Jacinto College-North (Texas) on Thursday night. “I told them we need to keep ...


Easley does it!

By Matt Meyer

Nate Easley was struggling to breathe at the bottom of a dogpile in center field Wednesday, but after the four-hour, seven-minute marathon at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series ended, the outfielder for Yavapai College (Arizona) ...


Turtle’s tale

By Dale Shrull

His name is Turtle and he’s from Hawaii. Rashaan Kuhaulua, the Yavapai College (Arizona) third baseman is having a pretty good Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. He has a smiling personality, good bat, nifty glove and a special ...

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