May 21, 2021 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Elusive Quest For The Perfect Season: Only 1 college baseball team in history has run the table with a perfect season and perfect playoff run.

Perfection Realized: Wally Kincaid led Cerritos College to a 40-0 record during the 1966 season.

The Art Of Peaking At The Ideal Time: Ed Cheff explains why his teams at Lewis-Clark St. played their best late in the season in winning 16 NAIA titles.

In-Depth Look At How Ed Cheff Orchestrated 16 NAIA National Titles: There are many facets to leading teams to championship seasons, and this remarkable coach explains his coaching system.

Lou Pavlovich, Jr. Column: The incredible Johnny Sain helped produce 16 20-game winners as a Major League pitching coach.

• Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Top 30 Presented By Big League Chew: Arkansas No. 1 as Razorbacks hit 78 homers in 45 games, walk 263 times to lead nation.

• National Players Of The Week Powered By Diamond Sports: Walker Powell of Southern Mississippi fires a no-hitter along with Justin Campbell or Oklahoma St., Austin Vernon of North Carolina Central and Nicholas Dombkowski of Hartford. In addition, Will Frizzell of Texas A&M belts 5 home runs over 4 games, plus much more.

NCAA Div. I Notes: Pitcher’s duel, 0-0, finally decided in bottom of the 11th as UT Arlington pitchers fire combined no-hitter, Illinois pitchers throw combined no-hitter during 1-0 win over Purdue, Bobby Seymour of Wake Forest hits 6 homers over 4 games with 11 RBI, Georgia Tech skipper Danny Hall celebrates 1,300th career victory, plus much more.

• Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Top 30 Presented By Diamond Pro: Friendswood H.S. (TX) rolls to 26-0 record with 9 shutouts…No. 2 Thousand Oaks (CA) perfect at 18-0, plus much more.

• High School Notes: Southern California regional championships for baseball approved, coaching icon Donald Reed passes away at the age of 86.

• Junior College Notes: Salix Felix of Monroe College hits 8 home runs over 5 days as he goes 18-for-30 with 28 RBI and 19 runs scored, Catawba Valley’s Chandler Blackwelder hits 3 home runs in one game and also hits for the cycle, plus much more.

• NAIA Notes: Olivet Nazarene LHP Aren Gustafson makes history with perfect game and 16 strikeouts, Bellevue pitcher Corey Jackson strikes out 21 batters, LHP Davis O’Brien of St. Andrews throws 186 pitches over 2 games on same day during Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament, plus much more.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Unusual play in outfield results in runner passing batter/runner, plus more.

NCAA Div. 2 Notes: Trio of players hit 5 homers over the course of a week, West Liberty’s Tyler Blomquist fires a no-hitter against Fairmont State, plus much more.

NCAA Div. 3 Notes: RHP Brock Weirather of Grinnell fires perfect game against Knox College, Grove City’s Tate Ostrowski throws perfect game during win over Bethany College, Ethan Roe of Saint John’s (MN) hits for the cycle, plus much more.

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