Junior College World Series

Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

The Iowa Western Community College Reivers celebrate Friday with the trophy after winning the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series title with a 17-5 victory over Miami Dade. The title was the third in five years for head coach Marc Rardin, center in blue.


Iowa Western sweeps through JUCO

They came to Grand Junction, they played great baseball, they dominated, and these river pirates took no prisoners.

After shredding Miami Dade College (Florida) pitching for an astounding 20 hits and getting great relief pitching, Iowa Western Community College cruised to a 17-5 win on Friday to claim its third Alpine Bank Junior College World Series championship.



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