April 23, 2021 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Buford’s Incredible Stuart Chester: Highly progressive coach has a remarkable pitching system that has led his 25-0 ball club to 16 shutouts.

Jack Leiter Puts Together One Of The Greatest Streaks In History: No pitcher in NCAA Div. I history has done what this remarkable athlete has accomplished as he has only given up 10 hits in 7 starts while facing 154 batters.

Editorial: Walk-ons are amazing kids who love the game.

Lou Pavlovich Column: Are pitchers being coddled too much in this generation.

• Junior College Notes: Seward County belts 6 straight homers in contest, Wabash Valley’s Savier Pinales steals 44 bases in 31 games, Dawson Perry of Miles College hits 16 homers, plus much more.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Active runner can assist another runner during games.

• NCAA Div. 3 Notes: Webster pitchers fire back-to-back no-hitters during doubleheader, Penn State Harrisburg’s Drew Harshbarger fires no-hitter, Penn State Altoona 1B Catcher Cummings hits 3 home runs in contest, plus much more.

Advertising Roundup: Ingenious products are worth taking a close look at.

• Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Top 30 Presented By Big League Chew: Arkansas No. 1 as Razorbacks win 14 of last 16 games and hit 54 homers to lead nation.

• National Players Of The Week Powered By Diamond Sports: DH Ivan Melendez of Texas belts 6 home runs in 5 games and collects 16 RBI, LHP Matt Mikulski of Fordham strikes out career-high 16 batters, 2B Jace Jung of Texas Tech. hits 4 homers with 9 RBI, plus much more.

NCAA Div. I Notes: Virginia beats Miami, 4-0 with only 1 hit in game, six Missouri State pitchers walk a combined 17 Bradley batters, Carson Roccaforte of Louisiana-Lafayette becomes first player in school history to swipe 5 bases in one game, plus much more.

• Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Top 30 Presented By Diamond Pro: Buford H.S. (GA) No. 1 with 16 shutouts enroute to a 25-0 record…No. 2 Madison Central (MS) rolls to 21-0 record, plus much more.

High School Notes: Fort Zumwalt West captures Midwest Classic over Holt, winners in different brackets of San Diego Lions Tournament named, special Southern California Showcase planned, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. 2 Notes: Augustana’s Sam Baier puts on show with 16 RBI, goes 11-for-15, Coker’s Reilly Hall hits 6 homers during 4-game series, Austin DeRosa of Mercy College fires 7-inning no-hitter, plus much more.

• NAIA Notes: Ryan Hunt picked to replace legendary Woody Hunt at Cumberland University, four Morris College pitchers walk 20 Columbia International batters in game, three Bellevue pitchers combine for 35 strikeouts in 16 innings of work during doubleheader, plus much more.

• Charlie Greene: Returning to bad habits is just crazy.

• Old Dominion’s Chris Finwood: Skipper utilizes great literary works for motivation with his ball clubs.

The Mental Edge With Geoff Miller: Slowing game down crucial component in battling pressure situations. Here’s how to do it.

• Jerry Weinstein: Blocking pitches by catchers requires self discipline because it is an all the time mindset.

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