JUCO World Series: Chipola Crowned 2017 Champion

The Chipola Indians were crowned the 2017 Junior College World Series champions with a 15-6 win over the San Jacinto Gators.

The win marks two titles for Indians' Head Coach Jeff Johnson who won back in 2007.

The game was a back and forth affair as San Jacinto got on the board first in the bottom of the first, but the Indians evened it up in the second. San Jacinto regained the lead with a record breaking home run hit by Herbert Iser. The homerun marked 63 of the tournament, one more than the 62 total home runs set back in 2009.  By the end of the game, three more home runs were hit to mark a total 66.

The Indians entered the sixth trailing 5-4. Te'kwaan Whyte hit a three-run home run to take a 7-4 lead.  The Indians didn't give up the lead after that. They scored two more that inning on a Reynaldo Rivera single to right.  They went on to win 15-6, the final.

Chipola's second baseman Jose Caballero was named tournament MVP.

 


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