(2013) Friday, May 24th at 7:00 PM
This year’s banquet is Friday, May 24th at 7:00 PM, and is the kick-off to the JUCO World Series tournament which commences Saturday, May 25th. Tickets for the banquet are $40 and go on sale April 2 at the JUCO Office in the basement of the Home Loan Building at 4th and Rood Ave.
This year’s speaker will be sports writer Rob Miech.
Bryce Harper took junior college baseball by storm in 2010, including fans at the JUCO World Series when he and the College of Southern Nevada Coyotes qualified for the national tournament in Grand Junction. And of course, anyone who follows baseball knows that just a short time after JUCO, Harper signed a $9.9 million contract with the Washington Nationals and quickly rose through the minors, winning National League Rookie of the Year honors in 2012.
Las Vegas sports writer Rob Miech, whose book, The Last Natural, chronicles Harper’s make-or-break season at CSN, will be featured as the keynote speaker at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series pre-tournament banquet.
JUCO Chairman Jamie Hamilton read The Last Natural and reached out to Miech about speaking at the banquet. “Like a true baseball fan, he graciously agreed,”
Rob Miech has been a sports writer for 25 years, most of that time covering college basketball; including the 1994-95 UCLA national championship hoops team. He also covered more than 500 Major League Baseball games while living in
The JUCO tournament banquet is May 24 at Two Rivers Convention Center. Tickets are $40 each and go on sale April 2 at the JUCO Office in the basement of the Home Loan Building at 4th and Rood Ave.
Menu for the evening:
Caprese Martini Salad
Chefs Seasonal Vegetables
Rolls & Butter