Feb. 26, 2021 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Blacksmith Throws 98 MPH Heat: Bradley’s Theron Denlinger swings 8-pound sledge hammer in blacksmithing as he increases fastball from 87 to 98 mph.

From Pro Surfing To U.C. Santa Barbara’s Great Closer: Conner Dand has seen great white sharks and been forced under water from waves crashing down on him for over a minute.

Utilizing A Precise Way To Measure Hitting Performance: Gary Ward explains how he achieves this important task and why it is so valuable.

• Editorial: Brilliant plan of attack to battle COVID-19 is available from a source that had thousands of baseball games played last summer with few problems — the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

• Lou Pavlovich, Jr. Column: Refreshing changes are taking place in sport of baseball, including three women who have been serving on the NCAA Div. I Baseball Committee since 2018.

College Notes: Tennessee Wesleyan’s Gary Mattis hits 6 home runs in 3 games against Indiana-Southeast with 14 RBI as he goes 9-for-12. • University of the Cumberlands (KY) kicks off 2021 season with 5 triples in their season opener. • Chipola (FL) muscles up with 19 homers in its first 11 games to lead NJCAA Division I teams. • Plus, much more. 

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Here are all the important rules to consider on an attempted steal of home.

• $3.8 Million Fundraising Campaign: UCLA baseball will be benefit from improvements to Gifford Sports Complex at Jackie Robinson Stadium, including the construction of a state-of-the-art baseball practice infield.

• More Elite High School Teams: Collegiate Baseball lists its state-by-state rundown of quality baseball teams across the USA for 2021 who were not ranked in the pre-season poll.

• H.S. Federation Issues Statement: NFHS’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee revises its May 2020 guidance document with a new “Statement on Risk of COVID-19 During High School Sports.”

• Legendary High School Coach Dies: Bernie Walter, the winningest public high school baseball coach in Maryland history, passes at the age of 78 following a battle with cancer.

• High School Tournaments Cancelled: 2021 National H.S. Invitational shelved along with Easton H.S. Baseball Tournament in the Los Angeles area.

• How To Stop Red-Hot Hitters: Jerry Weinstein delves into this important topic and gives a blueprint on how to accomplish it.

• Second Edition Of Coaching Catchers Available: Game-changing book from Hall of Fame skipper Jerry Weinstein is absolutely remarkable.

• Remembering A Legend In Baseball: Harry Cummins writes an in-depth story about Sam Suplizio and what he meant to baseball and the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.

• No-Stride Vs. Striding: Confusion reigns supreme over this important area of hitting, and Mike Epstein clears it up.  

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