GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) The Chipola Indians are back to back JUCO World Series Champions after beating the Walters State Senators 10-7 on Saturday in the title game. Sophomore Morgan McCullough is a big reason why the Indians were able to complete the task for the first time since 2000.
McCullough led the Indians offensively batting .519 with two home runs and nine runs batted in. Those numbers earned him the tournaments top hitter award, but his work in the field was just as good. He was selected as the defensive MVP as well.
"I was just trying to trust everyone around me. Edmond All-Tournament, Fran All-Tournament these guys were getting RBI's and made things a little easier for me when they had pressure on them. I was able to collect a few hits along the way," said McCullough.
Last season Morgan played as a freshman at the University of Oregon, but during the summer decided to transfer to play for head coach Jeff Johnson at Chipola. After the Indians World Series win on Saturday night McCullough told us he never once regretted his decision.
"It would of been worth it even if we lost early in the tournament. Meeting coach Johnson and everyone that is associated with Chipola College has been a blessing. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the World," said McCullough.