Div 2- Midwest District Preview (Reg. 4)

The Midwest is one of those Regions that has the unfortunate pleasure of being placed right where some of the other top Regions at other levels are. They are all located around the powers such as John A. Logan, Wabash Valley, Parkland, and other National Powers. 

In the past 10 years there has only been one National Title Game and National Champion to come out of this Region which was Kankakee in 2017. Other than them Madison has had trips to Enid in 2019, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011; While McHenry is the only other team to claim this region’s crown in 2016.

Just like every other region in the country this year the talent that is from the top to bottom is at an all time high. This years crop of Midwest guys is lead by:

Black Hawk-Moline’s- Kale Ven Huizen

Bryant & Stratton (WI)’s- Danny Lianas, Ethan Toopne, and Brody Cypert

Carl Sandburg’s- Ben Higgins, Caileb Johnson, and Sials Israel

Lake County’s- Noah Glidden, Jaxon Spiegelberg, and Tony Krueger

McHenry’s- AJ Henkle, Dymitri Kanellaskis, and Miller Wallace

Kankakee’s- Bobby Nowak, Clay Thompson, and Kyle Iwinski

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Div. 1- Midwest District Preview(Reg. 4, 11, & 24)

Did we save the best for last? Some might think that. But, in all honesty it was because there is so much talent in this district that myself and Chris could not come to an agreement very easily about who we thought would be receiving any of the pre-season accolades. 

To start, this district had the potential last year to have 3 of the top 4 teams in the country playing for one spot at the Juco World Series in Grand Junction. Second, last year when the season ended three of the top 5 spots in the final National Ranking were claimed by teams from this district (#1 John A. Logan 20-1, #2 Wabash Valley 17-2, and #5 Iowa Western 20-4). Third, those same three teams have very legitimate chances at being ranked in the preseason top 5 again this year as they have no fewer than 15 MLB draftable arms combined (too many to name them all) and this district boasts several of the best position players in the country in Voth, Washington, Hall, Pinales and Hodges.

When looking at the past winners of this District they have done extremely well at the National Stage in Grand Junction!

Without those three teams however there is still loads of talent that is present up and down this district. 

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Div. 1- Midwest District Preview(Reg. 4, 11, & 24)

Last year this was arguably the toughest region at the Division 1 level. At one you had 3 teams ranked

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2021 Division 2 Junior College World Series

“To win it, you not only have to be good, you must play near the top of your capabilities as

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