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Reivers return: Iowa Western back in GJ after a year away

By Patti Arnold

Marc Rardin can laugh about it now — a little bit. When the Iowa Western Community College baseball team failed to qualify for the 2013 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, it stung. However, Rardin said it might have stung the ...


Apache pride: Cochise College squeezes into playoffs, makes way to GJ

By Patti Arnold

Cochise College is a testament to getting hot at the right time. The Apaches’ playoff fortunes came down to the final day of the regular season. A doubleheader against Central Arizona. Cochise had to at least split, or the season was ...


Pirates set sail: Chattahoochee Valley ready for World Series

By Allen Gemaehlich

Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Alabama) has been nationally ranked and won conference titles, but the Pirates have come up short of playing in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series until this year. The Pirates have won an ...


Spartanburg rules: Team overcomes early trouble on way to GJ

By Tim Harty

Spartanburg Methodist College (South Carolina) was darn lucky or darn deep. Or both, most likely with a little of the former and a lot of the latter helping the Pioneers (46-16) earn a berth in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series for ...


The young Bucs: Youth movement propels Blinn College to big stage

By Tim Harty

Sometimes the youth was evident during the downs in an up-and-down regular season. But the reason seven freshmen start on the Blinn College (Texas) baseball team surfaced enough times, and ultimately at the most important time, to justify ...


Champing at the bit: Miami Dade brings plenty of weapons to World Series

By Matt Meyer

Mandy Alvarez spent his freshman year at Florida International University and just didn’t fit in. But the sophomore third baseman has made his mark with Miami Dade College, leading the Sharks to a Gulf District championship and a spot ...


Old school, new school: Fun approach helps Johnson County break through

By Matt Meyer

Johnson County Community College (Kansas) baseball coach Kent Shelley is old-school. He’s the most fundamental of the fundamentalists and a self-described “baseball traditionalist.” It goes way beyond the standard “no ...


‘Surprising’ Chaps: Something clicks as Midland overcomes rough start on way to GJ

By Dale Shrull

A trip to Grand Junction wasn’t even on the radar for Midland College (Texas) when it started the postseason. Last year, the Chaparrals put together an outstanding season and earned a trip to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. ...

Suffolk County Community College NJCAA baseball head coach Eric Brown feature plus game action

Eric Brown among this year’s inductees

By Tim Harty

Eric Brown doesn’t yell at his players. He doesn’t have to. Instead, the longtime Suffolk County Community College (New York) coach says one little thing that gets his players’ undivided attention every time. He says, ...


What’s new at JUCO this year

By Patti Arnold

New “Big Stick”: With Marucci the new official bat sponsor of the NJCAA, the Rawlings Big Stick Award is no more. Marucci will sponsor the “Elite Hitter Award,” which will go to the tournament’s leading ...

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