May 20, 2022 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Ugly Reality About Playing In Cold: In 41 years, Scott Berry’s teams at Mayville St. (ND) have rarely played home games due to freezing conditions, high winds.

Special Collegiate Baseball Report: Perry Husband explains that Oklahoma softball’s national champions utilize revolutionary hitting approach that allows batters to hit more homers while batting average rockets upward.

Editorial: There is nothing worse than reporters who rush stories to be first but ultimately are wrong with facts.

Lou Pavlovich
Forget all of the fancy ballpark food. There is absolutely nothing better than the perfectly cooked all-meat hot dog, and here’s how to do it.

NAIA Notes: Tainted water cooler with field line paint still being investigated in Kansas. 

Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Top 30 Presented By Big League Chew: Oregon St. No. 1 with wins in 11 of past 12 games and No. 1 nationally in fielding percentage.

National Players Of The Week Powered By Diamond Sports: RHP Juaron Watts-Brown of Long Beach St. fires the first complete game no-hitter in school history. RHP C.J. Mayhue (East Carolina) and RHP Landon Gartman (Memphis) are involved with one of the most amazing games in college baseball history. Mayhue didn’t surrender a hit for 9 innings while Gartman also didn’t allow a hit for 8 innings before both were pulled because of pitch counts, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. I Notes: State of New Mexico will offer tuition, fees free, new NCAA Div. I record for walks in a 9-inning game (34) set during a contest between Mount St. Mary’s and Coppin St., plus much more.

Collegiate Baseball¹s National H.S. Top 30 Presented by Diamond Pro: St. Mary’s (MI) No. 1 as winning streak grows to 47 consecutive games.

High School Notes: Long winning streaks still alive across USA as Silo (OK) wins 52 games in a row, plus much more.

• Adam Sarancik Column: Coaches should be totally prepared to give sage advice on game of baseball.

• Powerful New Company: Diamond Allegiance has been formed which will help travel ball organizations thrive on multiple fronts. 

• NCAA Div. 3 Notes: Webster’s Alek Elges fires first perfect game in school history, Concordia Wisconsin’s Sam
Beers goes on a tear over a 7-game stretch as he blasts 6 home runs and 3 doubles with 14 RBI, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. 2 Notes: Colorado Mesa’s Haydn McGeary hits 4 home runs in a 20-7 win over Colorado Christian as he goes 5-for-5 with 6 RBI, St. Cloud State freshman pitcher Luke Tupy became the 28th person in NCAA Division II history to record a perfect game. In seven innings against Northern State, he struck out 15 batters, plus much more.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Interference plea by Tony La Russa falls on deaf ears.  

• Junior College Notes: Madison College head coach Mike Davenport earns his 1,000th career junior college coaching victory as part of a doubleheader sweep of McHenry County College, Ohlone College (CA) still has
mammoth win streak going at 36 entering the California Community College Athletic Association championship playoffs, plus much more.

• Gary Ward Column: More verbal cues presented for hitters. 

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