June 12, 2020 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• 50 Amazing College World Series Memories: Wild moments, drama highlight history of this event for the past 73 years. 

Collegiate Baseball’s National Player Of The Year: New Mexico State’s Nick Gonzales hits .448 with 12 homers, 36 RBI in 16 games, finishes in top 5 in USA in 10 categories.

• Collegiate Baseball’s 2020 All-American teams for NCAA Div. I Powered By Diamond Sports:
Elite players from across USA head up three teams.

Collegiate Baseball’s Freshmen All-Americans Powered By Diamond Sports: Four Freshmen Co-Players of The Year head up squad in LHP Connor Prielipp (Alabama), RHP Christian MacLeod (Mississippi St.), OF Chris Newell (Virginia) and OF John Rhodes (Kentucky).

NCAA Transfer Rule Vote Now On Hold: Decision on specifics of new rule will be adopted by January.

• Loss Of Giant In Coaching Profession: Fresno State’s Bob Bennett did it all during a remarkable career which included 1,302 wins.

Latest Update On College Summer LeaguesHere is a rundown on what leagues are playing baseball this summer and which have decided to cancel the season due to coronavirus pandemic.

Editorial: Timing is ideal to move spring season one month later into spring which will save cold weather schools loads of money.

Lou Pavlovich Column: Volcanic eruption couldn’t stop these Gonzaga players and coaches from playing in a Regional during 1980 season.

Brian Shoop Retires At Alabama-Birmingham: After nearly four decades of coaching, this icon steps down with over 1,000 wins.

• Collegiate Baseball’s National Coach Of The Year: Ole Miss skipper Mike Bianco leads Rebels to 16-1 record before season was halted.

2020 All-Pavlovich Team: Honorees exemplify what game of baseball should be about in Lou Pavlovich’s 31st annual squad made up of unique people and animals in the game.

Gary Ward Column: Coaching is a complex job, and Gary Ward touches on many thoughts he has on the subject.

Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: When balks take place, you must be aware of unique rules on different levels of game.

New Rules In Place For World Baseball Events: Health and operational recommendations for safe return to baseball features 14 important guidelines.

Hall Of Fame Coach Dies: Former James Madison Coach Brad Babcock, who amassed a program-record 558 wins in 19 seasons, passes away at age of 81.

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