Jan. 27, 2023 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Innovative Baseball Products Win Top Awards: Collegiate Baseball announces 10 Best of Show winners from the 79th ABCA Convention which are tremendous advancements for sport of baseball. 

• ABCA Convention Shatters All-Time Attendance Record: More than 12,000 attend Nashville event which includes an all-time record 7,747 coaches. Plus, notes of ABCA Convention, all the awards and photos of speakers and special award winners are included.

• Countable Coaches Now 4 In NCAA Div. I Baseball: NCAA Council at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio votes to eliminate volunteer coach designation across Division I and adopt a countable coach in baseball, softball and ice hockey.

Collegiate Baseball’s 2023 Pre-Season High School All-Americans: Elite players across the nation featured in special rundown with first and second teamers powered by Diamond Sports. 

• Top High School Players In Every State Entering 2023: Exclusive list of superb athletes across the USA is published.

• Collegiate Baseball’s 2023 National Pre-Season High School Top 30: Powered by Diamond Pro, Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) is No. 1 and features 3 pitchers who are potential first round picks in the 2023 MLB Draft with RHP/SS Landen Maroudis, LHP Hunter Dietz and RHP/DH Liam Peterson. A special rundown on each of the top 30 teams is part of our coverage.

• Being A Good Listener Is Vital For Coaches: Adam Sarancik explains that listening to people and yourself is an important life skill that will pay big dividends.

Cliff Gustafson Dead At 91: University of Texas’ legendary coach compiled 1,466-377 record in 29 seasons with the Longhorns and led Texas to 1975 and 1983 national titles.

• Ball/Strike Ejections A Concern: George Drouches, NCAA Coordinator of Umpires, said that the NCAA Incident/Ejections/Suspension Reports increased 6 percent in 2022 from 2021 at the recent ABCA Convention and that 45 percent of those were related to ball/strike ejection reports. In an effort to curb the high percentage of ball/strike ejections, an NCAA Standardized Strike Zone Initiative was established.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Tossing glove at ball, catcher using mask to retrieve ball causes nothing but problems in pro baseball.

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