June 17, 2022 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• How To Win College World Series: Collegiate Baseball finds 22 different traits that pave the way to winning national titles.

Collegiate Baseball’s National Player Of The Year: Ivan Melendez puts up massive numbers as he hits 102 points higher than 2021 and doubles his home run output.

College World Series Preview: Collegiate Baseball looks at how each of the final 8 teams made it to Omaha and what makes them special.

Collegiate Baseball’s 2022 NCAA Div. I All-Americans Powered By Diamond: Longhorns’ Ivan Melendez heads a star-studded cast as 3 teams feature elite of college baseball.

Collegiate Baseball’s 2022 Freshmen All-Americans: Remarkable athletes led by Freshman Player of The Year Tommy White of N.C. State and Freshman Pitcher of The Year Chase Burns of Tennessee.

NCAA Div. 2 Champions: North Greenville captures its first national title with 5-3 win over Point Loma by winning 4 straight at NCAA Div. II World Series. 

• NCAA Div. 3 Champions: Eastern Connecticut St. wins its fifth national title in baseball with a 2-game sweep of Salisbury in Championship Series and captures final 23 games of season while posting a remarkable 49-3 overall record.

NAIA National Champions: Southeastern captures second NAIA title in 5 years with 11-5 victory over Lewis-Clark St. and finishes season with 59-4 record.

• California State J.C. Champions: Riverside City claims fifth title by defeating Folsom Lake, 10-8.

NJCAA Div. I National Champions: Central Arizona wins 4th title with 4-2 win over Cowley County (KS) as they survive 5 straight elimination games after losing first game of JUCO World Series.

NJCAA Div. 2 National Champions: Pearl River (MS) wins first title by defeating Madison (WI) two of three in the Championship Series

• NJCAA Div. 3 National Champions: Herkimer (NY) wins first championship with 9-3 win over Dallas-Eastfield (TX).

• Northwest Athletic Conference Champs: Linn-Benton ends 31-year drought by winning its first NWAC title since 1991, 4-1 over Mt. Hood.

• Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Top 30 Presented By Big League Chew: Stanford No. 1 after winning 22 of last 24 games.

• Editorial: Automatic bids in NCAA Div. I should always go to regular season champions instead of conference tournament winners. Here are some compelling reasons.

• 33rd Annual All-Pavlovich Team: Remarkable collection of unique people in college baseball are spotlighted.

• St. John’s Jack Kaiser Passes Away: Legendary coach, athletics’ director made a special mark on college sports and particularly St. John’s athletics.

• College Notes: Minnesota-Morris faced gauntlet of 10 games in 6 days, two players homer from both sides of the plate in games during NCAA Div. I Regionals, plus much more.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: When balls go out of play, questions always arise. Here is what should take place. 

• Collegiate Baseball’s 2022 H.S. All-Americans powered by Diamond Sports: Elite athletes from across the USA are featured headed by CB’s National Player of The Year Jackson Holliday of Stillwater H.S. (OK) who hit .685 in 40 games with 29 2B, 17 HR, 79 RBI and 30 SB.

• Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Poll Presented By Diamond Pro: St. Mary’s Prep (MI) No. 1 as Eaglets roll to 61st straight win over the past two seasons.

• High School Notes: Queen Creek forced to forfeit Arizona playoff game because of illegal pitcher. In a separate situation, punching incident investigated as Benson (AZ) player decks Scottsdale Christian (AZ) ball player during post-game handshake. 

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