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May 24, 2012

Juco World Series arrives in Enid today

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Heartland Community College

Location: Normal, Ill.

Mascot: Hawks

Record: 51-6

Ranking: #2

Midwest District Champions

DII World Series Appearances: 1 (2011)

National Championships: 0

Notable: The Hawks went 1-2 in the 2011 Series. They beat Parkland College (Ill.) 3-0 to get another shot in 2012.

Players to watch: Dylan Johnson (.486, 11 home runs, 17 doubles, 65 RBI). Aaron Hauge (8-1, 1.71 ERA).

Lackawanna College

Location: Scranton, Penn.

Mascot: Falcons

Record: 46-10

Ranking: #3

Northeast District Champions

DII World Series Appearances: 0

National Championships: 0

Notable: The Falcons cruised through the regionals and beat Mercer Community College (N.J.) 4-3 to make their first appearance in the World Series.

Players to watch: Mike Arcardi (.385, 62 hits, 5 triples, 44 runs), Tyler Buckley (9-1, 1.64 ERA, 60 K, 23 runs)

Des Moines Area Community College

Location: Boone, Iowa

Mascot: Bears

Record: 50-13

Ranking: #4

North Plains District Champions

DII World Series Appearances:  3 (2008, ’09, ’11)

National Championships: 0

Notable: The Bears needed four wins in the regional to advance and knocked off Southeastern Community College (Iowa) 12-2 for the championship.

Players to watch: Sean Moore (.414 batting average, 82 hits, 20 doubles, 8 home runs and 47 RBI and Colin Keefe (.343 average, 13 home runs and 60 RBI). DMACC is hitting .356 as a team. Pitcher Alec Crawford (11-1, 2.35 ERA and five shutouts).

Madison College

Location: Madison, Wis.

Mascot: Wolfpack

Record: 43-11

Ranking: #5

North Central District Champions

DII World Series Appearances: 3 (2005, ’10, ’11)

National Championships: 3 (1995, ’96, ’97)

Notable: Madison is making its second straight World Series appearance after beating Oakton Community College 7-4.

Players to watch: Shane Adler (6-1, 3.10 ERA), Danny Sullivan (7-0, 3.33 ERA).

Western Oklahoma State College

Location: Altus

Mascot: Pioneers

Record: 44-15

Ranking: #6

Plains District Champions

DII World Series Appearances: 4 (2008, ’09, ’10, ’11)

National Championships: 1 (2011)

Notable: The Pioneers return to the World Series to defend their national title won in a dominating performance in 2011. Western defeated Northern Oklahoma College Enid 11-6 to advance to the Series.

Players to watch: Erlin Santos (11-2, 104 KO, 2.27 ERA), Elvis Rodriguez (73 hits, 13 home runs and 55 RBI for a team-high .380 average),  Michael Cruz (.360,12 doubles, 11 home runs, 58 RBI)

Community College of Rhode Island

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