March 26, 2021 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Northwoods League’s Big Gamble: Summer league seeks approval for regulated wagering on league games in multiple Midwestern states this summer to bring in more money.

Meet The Incredible Lou Bernardi Who Is On A Special Mission: Drives thousands of miles to thank first responders, help those in need.

Riverside City College Baseball Shut Down For 2021: Despite 7 other athletic teams being allowed to play this spring at this school, baseball isn’t allowed to compete.

• Editorial: COVID-19 pandemic rears its ugly head once again across college baseball with teams being sidelined.

• Lou Pavlovich, Jr. Column: Precious sleep is important for athletes, and Dr. James Maas explains how to get rest with important techniques.

•  Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Runners are not always out when they hit by batted balls. Read about these interesting scenarios.

• National Players Of The Week Powered By Diamond: RHP Colin Fields of Valparaiso fires the 8th no-hitter in school history with a 5-0, 7-inning win over Middle Tennessee St., 3B Cade Doughty of Louisiana St. belts 5 home runs with 12 RBI, plus much more.

• Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Top 30 Presented By Big League Chew: Arkansas No. 1 with 12-1 record and only 7 errors in 13 games followed by Vanderbilt and Florida.

• Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Poll Presented By Diamond Pro: Buford High School (Buford, GA) No. 1 as Wolves race to 14-0 record with 9 shutouts.

• NCAA Div. 2 Notes: North Greenville’s Marek Chlup belts 4 home runs in 2 games against Chowan, RHP Taylor Boisclair of Shorter College strikes out 15 Valdosta St. batters, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. 3 Notes: Berry’s Patrick O’Rourke fires 7-inning perfect game with 7 strikeouts, Kosta Drosidis of Ana Maria hits for the cycle against Northern Vermont-Lyndon, plus much more.

• NAIA Notes: LHP Eli Jackson of Blue Mountain College racks up 16 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings, LHP Chase Stratton of William Penn (IA) is one error away from throwing a perfect game in a 3-0 win over Northwestern (IA), plus much more.

Tom Kovic Column: Opportunity knocks with well-developed plans in college recruiting.

• Gary Ward Column: Utilize powerful verbal cues for teaching to get through with precision to athletes.

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