March 24, 2023 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Prison Baseball Coach: Rex Sanders faced wild situations in this unique setting as prison guards on horses with .30-30 rifles made sure inmates didn’t try to escape during home games.

• Special Collegiate Baseball Report: Nightmare of NCAA Transfer Portal impacting schools as player tampering takes place which has caused numerous coaches to wonder what has happened with ethics in baseball.

• Walks Are Destroying Baseball: It’s time pitching coaches start looking at Navy SEAL snipers to combat this problem. 

Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: When is a runner pushed off bag and called out during a baseball game? Read the answer. 

• Editorial: NCAA Transfer Portal is killing the integrity of colleges thanks to this unfortunate rule.

National Players Of The Week Powered By Diamond: LHP Devyn Terbak of Western Kentucky tosses the first no-hitter at Western Kentucky since 2009, INF/OF Nolan Schanuel of Florida Atlantic belts 5 home runs with 10 RBI, RHP Thatcher Hurd of LSU strikes out 18, plus much more.

CB’s NCAA Div. I Poll Presented By Big League Chew: LSU No. 1 after 10-run ruling teams in 6 of last 7 games. Tigers hit 32 home runs by 10 different players and are averaging 11.1 runs per game.

• NCAA Div. I Notes: RHP Colin Purcell of Texas A^M-Corpus Christi utilizes only 88 pitches to throw 9-inning complete game which is extremely rare. Several combined no-hitters are tossed by Oklahoma St. and Vanderbilt pitchers, plus much more.

• CB’s National H.S. Top 30 Poll Presented By Diamond Pro: Barbe (Lake Charles, LA) No. 1 with 17-0 record followed by Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL), Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV), Jesuit (Tampa, FL) and Sinton (Sinton, TX).

• High School Notes: Berkeley wins International Paper Classic tournament in South Carolina as Stags roll through tournament unbeaten.

• NCAA Div. 2 Notes: Shepherd LHP Trevor Sharp fires no-hitter against Lake Erie with 10 strikeouts, RHP Ryan Carmack sets Illinois-Springfield record for strikeouts in a single game with 15, plus much more.

• Charlie Greene Column: Pursuit of new coaching ideas is always a fun process.

• NCAA Div. 3 Notes: Bridgewater State RHP Matt Josselyn fires perfect game during 4-0 win over Rivier with 13 strikeouts, LHP Nathan Mankoski of Pittsburgh Greensburg throws a 7-inning no-hitter, plus much more.

• NAIA Notes: Keiser’s Kenny Di Clemente hits for historic cycle, Shawnee St. RHP Eric Oakes tosses a no-hitter during a 1-0 win over Bethel (KS) with 12 strikeouts, plus much more.

Junior College Notes: Aaron Biediger of Dallas College-Richland (TX) leads NJCAA Div. 3 in 6 offensive categories. RHP Cam Schuelke of College of Central Florida earns a win and 2 saves in 3 appearances as he only allows 1 hit and strikes out 12, plus much more.

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