March 11, 2022 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• 3-Foot-6, 42 Pounds Of Passion: Wilmington’s Danny McCarty has suffered more than 300 broken bones and found a calling in coaching.

St. Thomas Kicked Out Of Conference: Entire athletics’ program was deemed too strong for other schools in league as Tommies move from NCAA Div. 3 to NCAA Div. I.

Vital Metric In Hitting: Dr. Coop DeRenne explains why run production trumps everything else, plus he delves into scientific facts about hitting and why hitters are striking out so much.

Winningest California JC Coach In History: Ron Scott of Fresno City College picks up his 1,073rd win to eclipse former Santa Ana skipper Don Sneddon.

1,000 Wins: Belmont University skipper Dave Jarvis celebrates this important milestone.

Lou Pavlovich, Jr. Column:  Here is why the outside strike is missed so often by home plate umpires. 

• Editorial: In many cases, colleges are breaking the law when they don’t pay assistant coaches at least the minimum wage. This horrible situation has gone on way too long.

NAIA Notes: RHP Hector Garcia of Hope International strikes out 17 consecutive San Diego Christian batters during a 7-1, 7-inning complete game win, plus much more.

NCAA Div. 2 Notes: RHP Jack O’Brien of Hawaii Pacific throws a perfect game during 10-0 win over Providence Christian College, plus much more.

Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Poll Presented By Diamond Pro: St. Mary’s Prep No. 1 with incredible ball club going into 2022 season that features 12 NCAA Division I commits and trio of Collegiate Baseball pre-season All-Americans.

High School Notes: New sports academy in Georgia will pay elite basketball players up to $100,000 to play for them. Will this ever come to baseball?

• Junior College Notes: Geo Rivera of Walters State fires a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts against Rend Lake during an 8-0 win in seven innings, plus much more.

Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Top 30 Presented By Big League Chew: Texas No. 1 with perfect 8-0 record and microscopic team ERA of 0.50.

National Players Of The Week Powered By Diamond: Kevin Parada of Georgia Tech. belts 5 homers while Jake Gelof of Virginia goes 9-for-10 with 4 home runs, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. I Notes: N.C. State freshman Tommy White belts 3 homers in debut and hits 5 circuit clouds over 3-game series…After falling behind 8-0 against Indiana St., Ohio St. roars back to win, 9-8, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. 3 Notes: RHP Brandon Pond of Lynchburg tosses 6 perfect innings with 12 strikeouts, plus much more.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Infield fly rule can cause havoc if certain procedures are not followed.

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