March 25, 2022 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Sultan Of Setbacks Can’t Get A Break: Virginia Tech’ Nick Holesa has suffered 2 Tommy John surgeries, 2 Labrum surgeries, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bell’s palsy and COVID-19.

Trent Youngblood battles Back From Broken Neck: Talented sophomore falls on head from top of bunk bed 5 feet to hard floor while trying to turn off wakeup alarm.

Invisible Key To Hitting Is Vision: In the finale of his 4-part series, Dr. Coop DeRenne delves into this fascinating area as he talks about 14 tiny muscles that affect all 3 nervous systems.

Purdue’s Special Secret Weapon: Intel’s innovative 3DAT human performance technology helping Boilermakers with stealing.

Lou Pavlovich, Jr. Column: Believe it or not, there was actually an international game involving Cuba and Team USA that had machine guns on top of the American’s dugout and soldiers occupying the dugout to keep everyone safe in 1979.

Illinois State Pitchers Fan 23 Batters In 16-Inning Game:  Ties for the second most strikeouts in an NCAA Div. I game this season. 

• Editorial: Parents don’t have to be a serious problem if you follow these important steps from former Hall of Fame Coach Ken Schreiber of La Porte H.S. (La Porte, IN).

Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Many questions pop up when runner steals home.

Adam Sarancik: Coaches on all levels should strive for a 3-part development project with the person, athlete and player they work with.

Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Top 30 Presented By Big League Chew: Vanderbilt No. 1 with 12 consecutive wins followed by Tennessee and Oregon St.

National Players Of The Week Powered By Diamond: RHP Collin Horton of New Orleans strikes out 16 Youngstown St. batters during 1-0 win, RHP Garrett Saylor of East Carolina fans 16 over 4 relief appearances in 9 innings of work, plus two hitters, John Wuthrich of Texas St. and Chase Estep of Kentucky, belt 4 home runs, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. I Notes: Western Kentucky’s Sean Bergeron fans 16 batters, 4 University of Virginia pitchers combine to strikeout 23 Cornell batters, Hunter Dorraugh of San Jose St. homers in 6 straight games, plus much more.

Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Top 30 Presented by Diamond Pro: St. Mary’s (MI) and Barbe (LA) head up March 14 poll followed by 28 more elite high school teams across the USA. Read in-depth information about each of the top 30 teams that have started playing.

High School Notes: Blythewood High (SC) wins International Paper Classic over Berkeley (SC), 7-2, 32nd National Classic announces its teams for Los Angeles area plus much more.

• Junior College Notes: Patrick Kannaley of Middlesex (NJ) strikes out 22 batters over 16 innings, Tim Holyk of Miles C.C. (MT) belts 5 home runs in one week, plus much more.

• NAIA Notes: Grant Young of Cornerstone fires the program’s first no-hitter in history, how 2 Concordia pitchers combined to throw a 7-inning no-hitter but still lost, RHP Alek Wietryzkowski of Lawrence Tech. strikes out 17 Dort batters over 9 innings, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. 2 Notes: Brock Reller of Northeastern St. hits for the cycle, Dominic Proletto of Kutztown strikes out 17 hitters over 7 innings while RHP Dylan Miller of Point Loma Nazarene tosses his first career no-hitter, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. 3 Notes: LHP Aiden Murphy of Wilkes University strikes out 21 in 10 innings of work over 2 appearances, Loras College stuns University of Iowa, 3-1 for second win in 17 meetings with the Hawkeyes, plus much more.

• Charlie Greene Column: Double whammy may cause elbow issues for pitchers.

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