Junior College World Series

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Curt Schilling will speak at the 2016 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series tournament banquet.
Photo courtesy of Major League Baseball Players Alumni

Schilling to speak at JUCO banquet

Former Yavapai pitcher has vivid memories of GJ

Curt Schilling remembers every minute of his Grand Junction adventure.

Although it’s been 30 years, the three-time World Series champion pitcher and former World Series MVP said playing in the 1986 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series is one of his fondest memories, and his Yavapai (Arizona) College teammates are still some of his best friends.

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Special Section

Hard-working Walters: Pitching, good attitude key as Senators return to World Series

Walters State Community College is back. The Tennessee junior college returns to Grand Junction for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series this year for the sixth time in 13 years. In ...


Pirates have a plan: Chattahoochee hopes to minimize mistakes this time around

The one time Jake Mazier stepped up to the plate for Chattahoochee Valley (Alabama) Community College in the 2014 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series he hit a home run well out of Suplizio ...


Reivers aim to repeat: Iowa Western sails into town in pursuit of fourth title in six years

It never gets old. And when the coach is entering the Hall of Fame the night before the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series begins, the players want to be there. It might have put a little ...


Here on a High note: Small-ball key as McLennan wins close games to punch ticket

It can be hard to be successful in junior college baseball without the long ball, but that’s what McLennan (Texas) Community College has done. At the eight-team Southwestern District ...


Getting out of Dodge: Conqs make long-awaited trip to Grand Junction

The last time Dodge City (Kansas) Community College qualified for the Junior College World Series was in 1958 — so long ago that no one in the school, community or even athletic office ...


Dolphin Tale, Part Two: Delgado returns to town hoping to build on success

The sophomores desperately wanted to get back to Grand Junction. After being eliminated from the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series in what seemed to be the blink of an eye last year, the ...


Yavapai ready to fly: Hard-hitting Roughriders ready to break out aluminum bats

Willie Calhoun leads NJCAA Division I baseball with 31 home runs for Yavapai (Arizona) College. Now, he’ll get to put an aluminum bat in his hands for the Alpine Bank Junior College World ...


Don’t sleep on Raiders: Northwest Florida advances from tough district for first berth

There’s no wow factor. No hitter with a batting average well north of .400. No ace with a minuscule ERA and a mind-numbing fastball that yields twice as many strikeouts as innings ...


San Jac is back: Gators return to Grand Junction for first time since 2012

It’s been three years since San Jacinto (Texas) College-North last made an appearance in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. By the Gators’ standards, that’s an ...


Empire of Fire Ants: South Carolina Sumter invades World Series for first time

They’re called dirt bags by their own coach. Second-year University of South Carolina Sumter baseball coach Tim Medlin means it in the best possible way. You know, baseball players who ...

D-backs vs Reds

Cory Hahn hasn’t let being paralyzed keep him away from baseball

Cory Hahn always believed he was destined for Major League Baseball. Drafted by San Diego out of high school in 2010, Hahn instead chose to sign with Arizona State University. An outfielder, ...


Reivers’ Rardin among this year’s inductees

Marc Rardin didn’t set out to be a baseball coach. Coaching found him. “I’m not the most spiritual man, but my life chose me,” the Iowa Western Community College coach ...


Connections, consistency key for Bill Krejci

Bill Krejci’s record during his 22 years at Southwestern (Iowa) Community College in Iowa isn’t eye-popping. “We won a few more games than we lost,” Krejci said. ...


Ernie Rosseau humbled by Hall call

Ernie Rosseau has always been a baseball guy. He played, coached and studied the game, and he loves everything about the game of baseball. Rosseau was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in ...

JUCO records, facts and figures

PAST CHAMPIONS 2014: Iowa Western Community College 2013: Central Alabama Community College 2012: Iowa Western Community College 2011: Navarro College, Texas 2010: Iowa Western Community ...


Junction hospitality: Playing the role of host key in showing teams a good time

Let’s take a quick look at the definition of the word “host.” “A person who receives or entertains guests at home or elsewhere.” Or, “a person, place, ...


Mancuso takes over for Mort as facility head

Marc Mancuso is a baseball guy. Now, he has his dream job. At the end of March, the Grand Junction native and Central High School graduate took over as the new superintendent of sports ...


‘Old school’ Crabaugh did a lot with a little

Twenty years had gone by since Duane Crabaugh last coached junior college baseball. And any thoughts of 500-plus wins in 20 years of coaching at Rose State College being worth a call from the ...

Shoulder the load: Local businesses, corporations tackle sponsorships

Mom and Pop used to be the only stop necessary in Grand Junction for the Junior College World Series to get the sponsorship dollars it needed to operate. But intensely local businesses ...


Kadan Cummings a big part of the future

When Kadan Cummings was a child, he lost his father, Dan Cummings. His father’s death in 2006 left its mark on Kadan, but it’s what happened since that’s led to a nine-year ...

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