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FIRST-TIME FLIGHT: Harford Fighting Owls power their way to Grand Junction

By Jon Mitchell

Tom Eller didn’t hesitate with his answer when asked about what makes the Harford Community College (Maryland) baseball team a fun team to watch. “We hit home runs,” said Eller, who is in his 10th year as coach of the ...


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Perfect mix: Yavapai’s pitching supplements hitting for return to JUCO

By Matt Meyer

Last year, it was the big-time power bats that brought Yavapai College (Arizona) to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. This year, pitching kept the Roughriders afloat early in the season and supplemented what Yavapai coach Ryan ...


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DARTON’S LAST AT-BAT: Walk-off win sends Cavaliers to first (and last) trip to GJ

By Jon Mitchell

Darton State College (Georgia) is making its first — and last — appearance in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The Cavaliers have made strides toward being a national-title contender in recent years and made it all the ...


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SAINT THAT SOMETHING: Santa Fe wins school-record 16 straight in trek to JUCO

By Patti Arnold

Johnny Wiggs has been coaching junior college baseball for nearly 20 years, the past 10 at Santa Fe College. None of his teams had done what the Saints accomplished this spring. “We went 42-8, to not lose 10 games and not lose ...


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DIFFERENT BREED: Cowley College brings pitching, gap power to JUCO

By Patti Arnold

This Cowley College (Kansas) baseball team is not like the slugging Tigers that won back-to-back championships in the late 1990s. “In years past we’ve come out there and been able to swing the bats and score runs and do our thing. ...


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HARD-WORK WRANGLERS: Cisco has been building JUCO power since 2012 trip

By Jon Mitchell

Things could have easily turned south for the Cisco College (Texas) baseball team this season. Wranglers coach David White had to cut three players from the team during the regular season after they violated team rules. Cisco then lost one of ...


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STINGY GATORS: San Jac brings star-studded pitching staff to JUCO

By Matt Meyer

Scouting report on the pitching staff for San Jacinto College-North (Texas): Colten Schmidt threw a perfect game during the season opener at a tournament in Las Vegas. And then Montana Parsons threw a no-hitter in the same tournament. Later ...


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The Bucs are back: Chatt Valley relying on JUCO returnees in third straight trip

By Matt Meyer

Third time’s the charm, hopefully, for Chattahoochee Valley Community College and coach Adam Thomas. The Alabama school clinched its third consecutive berth to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series by winning the Southern District ...


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Good luck can come from anywhere

By Jon Mitchell

Dave Burroughs still remembers every single day of the 1997 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series like it was yesterday. The longtime coach of the Cowley College (Kansas) baseball team helped guide the Tigers to the national tournament for ...


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JUCO love story: Andy Weaver’s life changed forever at 1994 World Series

By Jon Mitchell

The story of how Andy Weaver came to be on the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series committee differs based on who tells the story. One thing is certain: The story has the same happy ending. Weaver was a pitcher for Butler County ...


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