GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) CMU baseball head coach Chris Hanks played for College of Southern Idaho in 1986 where he led all JUCO players with 26 home runs.
After being drafted by the Boston Red Sox Hanks elected to go back to school and was named the 1988 JUCO World Series MVP. He was also a two-time All-American.
"I had a lot of great memories and had a lot of success up there," said Hanks. "Twin Falls is a great town, it's a great city, the program is wonderful, the school is great. It means a lot to me that they made it back and we get to spend some time."
The last time CSI made the tournament was 1993.
Hanks played under Skip Walker while a member of the Golden Eagles. Skip is the father of current head coach Boomer Walker.
"I've known Chris since I was a teenager," said Boomer. "He played for my father at CSI and arguably the best player in Southern Idaho history. We wish we had him hitting in the four-hole for us."
Southern Idaho will take on Temple (TX) in the first game of the JUCO World Series at 9 A.M. on Saturday at Suplizio Field.