April 9, 2021 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Playing Baseball With A Metal Leg: Daren Manheimer has an unmatched passion to play the game he loves.

From Never Playing In High School To Skilled All-American: Johnny Dow was cut twice at Lassiter High School but never gave up. Over the last 2 seasons at Georgia Highlands, he has only walked 1 batter in 69 2/3 innings and posted a 10-0 record, 1.42 ERA.

NCAA Div. I Notes: Oklahoma’s Tyler Hardman reaches base 16 consecutive times…Chris Turpin of New Orleans fires 87-pitch complete game in 9 innings…Trio of Texas Tech players hit back-to-back-to-back homers, plus much more.

NAIA Notes: Chase Lorg of Bethany throws 177 pitches in 1 outing as he pitches 11 2/3 innings and strikes out 18 batters…LHP Colton Williams of Science & Arts of Oklahoma sets new NAIA record with his 27th straight win…LHP Kobe Foster of Tennessee Wesleyan fans 16 Columbia International hitters, plus much more.

• Junior College Notes: Central Arizona posts 26 consecutive wins while putting up big numbers…Steve Ruzich of South Suburban College (IL) celebrates 1,200th victory…Rob Fournier of Wabash Valley (IL) wins his 1,000th game, plus much more.

•  Freddy Rojas, Jr. Homers For 6th Straight Game: Texas Rio Grande Valley star puts up incredible numbers over a 6-game span.

• Editorial: Gambling is not a good look for Northwoods League and is questionable strategy.

Lou Pavlovich Column: Riverside City College (CA) administrators dropped the ball when stopping the baseball season when you consider 7 other spring sports are being allowed to play.

Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: It’s time for Rich Marazzi’s annual baseball rules’ quiz.

• Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Top 30 Presented By Big League Chew: Vanderbilt No. 1 as Commodores post 16 wins in last 18 games.

• National Players Of The Week Powered By Diamond Sports: RHP Jack Leiter of Vanderbilt does not allow a hit in 16 innings of work over 2 games…Freddy Rojas, Jr. of Texas Rio Grande Valley homers in 6 straight games…RHP Scott Randall of Sacramento St. strikes out 14 batters in 7 innings, plus much more.

• Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Top 30 Presented By Diamond Pro: Buford H.S. (GA) No. 1 with 14 shutouts enroute to a 20-0 record…No. 2 Madison Central (MS) rolls to 14-0 record, plus much more.

High School Notes: Summerville (SC) captures 2021 International Paper Classic…Montana H.S. Association looks at bringing back high school baseball to this state as early as the 2023-24 school year.

• NCAA Div. 2 Notes: RHP Tucker Smith of Georgia Southwestern St. fires no-hitter with 12 strikeouts…Ben Werkheiser of Shippensburg hits 5 homers in recent action…Logan Workman of Lee strikes out 15 batters, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. 3 Notes: Millikin’s Brent Beals hits rare inside-the-park grand slam against North Park…Kean’s Philip Mahlik hits an inside-the-park homer…North Central’s Ryan Behling pitches a 9-inning no-hitter with only 2 of the 27 outs coming via the strikeout, plus much more.

• Tom Kovic Column: Select colleges can help true student-athletes find financial aid.

• Gary Ward Column: Mental and physical development by athletes is explained in detail.

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