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Yavapai College shortstop Ramsey Romano make a throw to first base on a double play against Iowa Western on Thursday in the Junior College Baseball World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. (Courtesy Photo by Joseph Harold, Montrose Daily Press)

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Yavapai beats Iowa Western 7-3, advances to national title game

For the first time in a decade, Yavapai College's baseball team has qualified for the championship of the JUCO World Series after notching a 7-3 victory over NJCAA No. 4-ranked Iowa Western in an elimination game on Thursday, June 2, at Suplizio Field.Five-time national champion San Jacinto-North of Texas (3-1 record in the Series) lost to Chattahoochie Valley of Alabama (3-1), 13-3, in the winners' bracket final Thursday night. San Jac and Chattahoochie will play again at 6 p.m. today, June 3, to decide which team faces Yavapai (4-1) in the national title game at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4.