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Mavs’ Popick gets tryout with Rockies

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It’s been a wild couple of days for Jeff Popick, but it couldn’t be much more exciting. The Colorado Mesa University senior outfielder made the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America team and more excitingly, got a call from the ...


Asher lifts Polk State past Western Nevada

By Nick Walter

Alec Asher had taken six at-bats in two seasons at Polk State (Fla.) College. When teammate and designated hitter Brett Jones was hit in the face three days before Polk State left the Sunshine State for the Alpine Bank Junior College World ...

Pitching beating hitting after first day of World Series

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Gone are the days when you can just outslug the other team in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The BBCOR bats implemented last season make even hitter-friendly Suplizio Field a place pitchers don’t have to fear. Case in ...


Offense, pitching help Jefferson (Mo.) rout Cisco

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The umpire ending up on his backside notwithstanding, the Jefferson (Mo.) College baseball team played Saturday night like a team intent on hanging around much, much longer than a year ago. The heart of the Vikings’ order scored eight ...

Pitts back in GJ with Wildcats

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For the past week or so, his teammates have kept asking Derrick Pitts what the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series was like. The Western Nevada College outfielder doesn’t have to answer anymore. His teammates are experiencing it for ...

JUCO Notebook: Wind, smoke plagues view of Grand Mesa

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Wind, smoke plagues view of Grand Mesa Grand Mesa disappeared from view Saturday with high winds blowing dirt and smoke from a wild fire in Paradox throughout the Grand Valley. The wind didn’t really affect a lot of play on the field ...


Suplizio Field impresses on first day of JUCO

By Nick Walter

Jim Johns, 71, was a ball shagger at Lincoln Park — now Sam Suplizio Field — at the JUCO World Series in 1959, one season after graduating from Grand Junction High School. Much has changed in five decades. “They built a ...


Squeeze key as Neosho tops Spartanburg

By Tim Harty

The suicide squeeze is alive and well in Chanute, Kan., home of Neosho County Community College, which was downright surgical with it Saturday in Grand Junction. For Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) College, it was fatal, especially in a ...


Stumpf, San Jac shut down Iowa Western

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San Jacinto (Texas) College-North pitcher Daniel Stumpf nearly did what no pitcher was able to do to the top-hitting team in the country. The sophomore left-hander was shutting out top-ranked Iowa Western Community College before a defensive ...

Program for minority students under budget review in District 51

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Nelly Garcia didn’t think she could go to college until her LEAG advocate said it was possible. LEAG, which stood for Latino Education Achievement to Graduation when Garcia was in school but changed its acronym last year to mean ...

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