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Building a legacy: Culture important for perennial powers at World Series

By Patti Arnold

Marc Rardin calls it the monsters people create. “The San Jacs, the Iowa Westerns and everybody else who are consistently getting to Grand Junction,” the Iowa Western Community College baseball coach said of a couple of well-known ...


Neil Fiala all about the fun in baseball

By Patti Arnold

Neil Fiala is a St. Louis guy. He grew up in St. Louis, was a high school All-American, played junior college baseball for the hometown school, Meramec (now St. Louis Community College), and then went to nearby Southern Illinois ...


‘Cause and effect’ Baseball rituals play a big role in athlete’s faith

By Patti Arnold

Never, ever step on the foul line. It’s a longstanding baseball superstition, the equivalent of the “step on a crack, break your mother’s back” children’s rhyme. It’s not the only superstition in baseball, ...


Barry Davis cherishes the memories

By Jon Mitchell

Barry Davis still has fond memories of his time as the head coach of the Gloucester County College (N.J.) baseball team in the 1990s. “For us, in our little world, we were the team that everyone hated. We were the big guys and the team ...


Clinic enjoyable for both youths and JUCO players

By Jon Mitchell

Dustin Dolan caught the baseball players from Yavapai College (Arizona) by surprise Thursday night. Wearing a Palisade Little League uniform, the 5-year-old from Grand Junction stepped up to pitch during the 16th-annual JUCO Youth Clinic at ...


‘It makes the trip’

By Matt Meyer

There is nothing that better sums up the Challenger Baseball celebration before the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series than the postgame dinner line. Moments after eight teams of mentally or physically disabled youths finished ...

JUCO kid’s clinic, Challenger game set for Thursday

By Staff

JUCO Word Series Clinic, Challenger games are Thursday The 16th annual JUCO youth clinic is from
5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Suplizio Field. The free clinic is open to boys and girls 12 and younger, with several stations set up ...

JUCO World Series will go on without banquet speaker

By Dale Shrull

Up until 8 a.m. Monday, the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series Committee was working toward securing a keynote speaker for Friday’s tournament banquet. But after all options were considered and eliminated, the committee decided to ...

First-timers Darton, Harford fill JUCO field

By Matt Meyer

Five runs in two innings to earn a trip to Grand Junction. One day after Darton State College (Georgia) staved off elimination with a victory over Dyersburg State (Tennessee), the Cavaliers did it again Sunday. Darton turned a 4-1 deficit ...

Santa Fe, Yavapai join field for JUCO

By Patti Arnold

Now, Johnny Wiggs’ assistant coaches will be able to talk about their own Grand Junction experience. “I have a couple of new assistants who are tired of hearing about 2009,” the Santa Fe College (Florida) baseball coach said ...

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