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Peña’s big hit lifts Wildcats to win

By Staff

Jerome Peña wasn’t a solo act Monday at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The Western Nevada College catcher had the crucial hit in the Wildcats’ 11-6 victory over Middle Georgia — a two-run triple in the ...

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Santa Fe survives Cowley’s comeback attempt to move on

By Patrick Bahr

Santa Fe (Fla.) College got lead with its offense, and held onto a win with its defense. The Saints held a comfortable 10-2 lead over Cowley County (Kan.) Community College after the third inning of Game 9 at the Alpine Bank Junior College ...

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GJ veteran loves the way JUCO celebrates Memorial Day

By Patrick Bahr

To Grand Junction resident James Park, Memorial Day is more than fireworks and barbecues. Park, a 57-year-old Vietnam veteran who served six months in Vietnam before having his right leg injured by shrapnel on July 4, 1970. Park turned 19 ...

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Trust me, removing the tarp after a rain delay isn’t easy

By Patrick Bahr

Don’t let anyone tell you maintaining a baseball field is easy. It’s not like cleaning a room, where you stuff everything in the closet and call it good. Maintaining a baseball field is hard work. Not making the job any easier ...

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Despite committing six errors, Howard stays in winners’ bracket

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The top-ranked team in the country vs. the 2008 national runner-up. Memorial Day night game, fireworks to follow. The best crowd of the weekend, 10,271. If ever there was a marquee matchup in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, this ...

JUCO: Notes from May 26, 2009

By Patrick Bahr

Honoring a local veteran • Before the start of the game between Howard and Shelton St., the stadium held festivities in honor of Memorial Day. To honor all of the vets who have died serving this country there was a moment a silence, ...

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Grandparents of Santa Fe player are always in stands

By Melinda Mawdsley

Ron Grove loves numbers. Here are two: • 23,600 — the number of miles he and his wife, Ruth, have put on their 1999 Nissan Quest minivan while traveling to their grandson Jordan Hollis’ baseball games the past two ...

JUCO: 2009 at a glance May 26, 2009

By Staff

JUCO World Series At Suplizio Field Saturday’s Games Game 1: Howard College 4, Western Nevada 3 (11 innings) Game 2: Shelton State 16, Iowa Western 6 Game 3: Cowley County CC 11, Seminole St. 8 Game 4: Santa Fe 17, Middle Georgia ...

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Rap song showcases road-weary Gators’ togetherness

By Patrick Bahr

Devin Shines doesn’t shy away from a bus ride. The San Jacinto (Texas) College-North outfielder was a key figure in keeping his teammates sane during the numerous hours the Gators spent on buses this past season. San Jac didn’t ...

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Good pitching, strong hitting lift Wildcats

By Patrick Bahr

Missed opportunities cost Western Nevada College a win in its first game at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The Wildcats didn’t make the same mistakes against Iowa Western Community College in Sunday’s first ...

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