The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


May 24, 2012

Juco World Series arrives in Enid today


Location: Warwick, RI.

Mascot: Knights

Record: 33-11

Ranking: #7

East District Champions

DII World Series Appearances: 2 (1994, ’96)

National Championships: 0

Notable: The Knights return to the Series after a 14-year absence. CCRI beat UConn-Avery Point 3-1 to gain its berth in the Series. UConn-AP played in the 2010 and 2011 Series.

Players to watch: Tom Cavitt (.364, 17 doubles, 33 runs), Mark Dorsi (.431, 50 hits)

Scottsdale Community College

Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Mascot: Fighting Artichokes

Record: 38-22

Ranking: #8

Southwest District Champions

DII World Series Appearances: 2 (2007, ’09)

National Championships: 0

Notable: The Fighting Artichokes defeated GateWay Community College 6-5 and 8-1 to reach the Series.

Players to watch: James Boddicker (.347, 76 hits, 14 doubles), Roby Romero (6-2, 2.54 ERA, 67 K)

Catawba Valley Community College

Location: Hickory, N.C.

Mascot: Buccaneers

Record: 36-15

Ranking: #9

Southeast District Champions

DII World Series Appearances: 0

National Championships: 0

Notable: The upstart Bucs, in only their third year fielding a baseball team, make their first World Series appearance after defeating Brunswick Community College (N.C.) 10-1 to earn their berth in the Series.

Players to watch: Rob Cafero (.405, 62 hits, 13 doubles), Cory Cline (.366, 56 hits, 10 doubles, 30 runs)

Grand Rapids Community College

Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mascot: Raiders

Record: 39-22

Ranking: #10

North District Champions

DII World Series Appearances: 9 (1993, ’96, ’97, 2001, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’08)

National Championships: 5 (1996, ’97, 2003, ’04, ’05)

Notable: It took 10 innings for the Raiders to beat Macomb (Mich.) Community College 6-5 for the trip to the Series after beating them 13-0 in an earlier game to advance to the finals. The Raiders have more World Series appearances than any other team in Division 2.

Players to watch: Brendan Bender (6-3, 3.22 ERA, 55 KO), Carlos Berroa (.387, 74 hits, 50 runs)

Tournament Schedule

Saturday, May 26th

 Game 1: Catawba Valley vs. Heartland - 9 a.m.

 Game 2: CC of Rhode Island vs. Madison - 12 p.m.

 Game 3: Scottsdale vs. Lackawanna - 4 p.m.

 Game 4: Western Oklahoma vs. Grand Rapids - 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 27th

 Game 5: LSU Eunice vs. Des Moines Area - 12 p.m.

 Game 6: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser - 3:30 p.m.

 Game 7: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser - 7 p.m.

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