Junior College World Series

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Dodge City head coach Phil Stephenson played one summer for the Grand Junction Eagles.

Coming full circle

Dodge City's Stephenson got his start with GJ Eagles

Phil Stephenson has come a long way since his last visit to Grand Junction.
On Sunday, he achieved a first.
The Dodge City (Kansas) Community College Conquistadors won their first game ever at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series.
But Stephenson does know a thing or two about winning in Grand Junction.
Back in 1979, as an 18-year-old prospect, he was with the Grand Junction Eagles, a semi-professional summer team of college players.
“No. 1, the ballpark is completely different. The dorms I lived in at Mesa State no longer exist, and the two have grown quite a bit,” he said, chuckling.


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