Junior college baseball in KY

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    Junior college baseball in KY

    Does anyone know of a good jr. college baseball program in KY. Also does anyone know anything about Walters State College in Tenn.
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    Here is link to Saint Catherines, a very good JUCO program in KY.

    http://www.sccky.edu/athletics/baseball/

    Walters State is in Morristown and is an excellent JUCO program. They have done very well at the World Series and have a great complex...here is a link and Draughn from Pulaski County plays for them.

    http://www.wscc.cc.tn.us/athletics/Baseball/default.htm

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    Both really look good, thanks, I had not heared about St Catherines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hacyco
    Both really look good, thanks, I had not heard about St Catherines.
    Not a lot and Texas and Illinois have the most JUCO programs I believe, while several other states have some very good ones.

    There are 2 and 4 year JUCO schools, so keep that in mind when considering a school for a player to attend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hacyco
    Both really look good, thanks, I had not heared about St Catherines.
    Saint Catherines is the only JUCO left in Kentucky. I think I also read somewhere that they are planning on becoming a 4 year school as well.

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    I played against Walter State in 1992, they had a very good team back then. There are quite a few good JUCO's in Tennessee. For instance, Motlow State, Cleveland State, and Volunter State. When I played JUCO ball there was only Lees College, Paducah Community College, and St. Catherine's in KY. We had to play against the Tenn teams in the JUCO regional tournaments.

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    A lot of the JUCO's are stepping stones for some very good Div 1 College programs. I will venture to say that I have played against some JUCO teams that could have beaten 80% of D 1 schools. The Motlow State team we played against was TERRIFIC!

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    Vol State is a great JUCO team with a lot of tradition, if I were you I would look into them.

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    St. Catharines has built a top-notch JUCO and is sending players on to D-1's. Lees Junior College also had a good program, haven't seen them since the 90's though.

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    I played at St. Catharine College and it was my 2 favorite years of college. Coach Bramblett does a fine job of recuiting top notch Kentucky talent. I would guess that since he has been there his rosters have been over 95% Kentucky athletes. Many players that I played with went on to 4-year schools and a couple were even drafted. Dustin Shaffer and Allen Tungate were drafted and many many others have continued their playing days. If anyone is interested go on to the website and fill out the information requested.

    St. Catharine has been very sucessful in the recent past. In 2004 we set the school record for wins with 47. (47-8). St. Catharine has been just a fews outs away from reaching the college world series and I expect them to be right back in the hunt next year and for many years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingoftheMnts
    Saint Catherines is the only JUCO left in Kentucky. I think I also read somewhere that they are planning on becoming a 4 year school as well.
    They do offer a few B.A. degrees but the sports programs will remain JUCO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hearsay
    Lees Junior College also had a good program, haven't seen them since the 90's though.
    If this Lee's is the one in Jackson, KY. It is now a part of Hazard Community and Technical College. They quit their athletics a few years ago due to budget restraints.

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    There are also different divisions within the JUCo program. St Catherines is a division II. Not that this really means alot, but just so you understand. St Catherine's has a really good program.

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    Also, The Coach at Phoenix College (JUCO) is Mike Rooney. This is his first year has head Coach. He has been an assistant for Pat Murphy and Arizona State for the past 6 years. He's a great guy. Lots of visability in the Phoenix area, plus great baseball weather. He told me they were in short sleeves their first practice this year. That's nice January weather.

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