JUCO Champs Return to Howard College

BIG SPRING –It’s been five years since the 2009 JUCO National Championship Baseball Team has been on the campus of Howard College but they are returning for a Hawk reunion this coming weekend. The 2009 Champs will be reuniting for an exhibition game vs the 2014 Hawks on Saturday, January 18th with festivities kicking off at 1pm.

“This will be a memorable day to catch up with the championship team and see where life has taken them,” said Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President. “We’re looking forward to having them back on campus and re-living some fun memories while we make some new ones.”

The day will begin at 1pm with free hot dogs at Jack Barber field. Following lunch, the 2009 team will warm up and have an exhibition game vs the 2014 Hawks at 3pm.

The event is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to come on out and enjoy a great day of hot dogs and baseball with the Hawks, both old and new.

“Although I do keep in touch with a lot of the guys, it will be fun to see them back on our home field and do some catching up,” said Britt Smith, Hawk baseball head coach. “I’m also looking forward to having our current team get a chance to meet these guys and hear about their experiences.”

The 2009 team had a storied year, finishing it off with the 63-1 record-breaking season followed by numerous regional and national awards including three NJCAA All Americans.

“These guys left their mark on Howard College and the Big Spring community back in 2009 and we are proud to be able to have them back here in 2014, just five short years later,” said Sparks.

“They had such tremendous support from our community in 2009 that we wanted to make sure we include the community in our reunion celebration. We really hope the fans, both old and new, can make time to come out on Saturday and join us and help welcome them back to campus.”

The players will be available for photos and autographs.

2009 JUCO World Champs

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