April 17, 2015 Collegiate Baseball

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• Special Report: How To Be A Great Coach: LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri gives an in-depth rundown on what it takes to be an elite skipper and what he has learned in 33 years as a collegiate head coach.

Hitting Discipline: Florida State utilizes incredible plate discipline to score loads of runs which forces high degree of walks by pitchers as mistakes are hit hard by Seminoles.

• More On Hitting Discipline: Well known instructor Jim Schwanke gives in-depth look at how it is accomplished.

• Home Runs Are Up 39% from 2014:  From an all-time low last season, home runs are now being hit with regularity across USA.

• Hall Of Famer Dies: Washington State’s Bobo Brayton had a huge impact on game of college baseball.

Lou Pavlovich Column: Ball park food is becoming insane. What happened to eating a simple hot dog?

• New Product Roundup: Several new items will be staples in game of baseball for years to come.

• NCAA Division I Notes: Incredible 15-inning contest won by Nebraska, 1-0 in top pitching duel of year.

Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Poll presented by Big League Chew: Texas A&M No. 1 with 30-2 record, superb 2.08 team ERA.

Louisville Slugger National Players Of Week: Seven players put up extraordinary numbers, including no-hitter fired by The Citadel LHP James Reeves.

Big Name High School Coach Retiring: Archbishop Mitty’s Bill Hutton winds up incredible career that spans 33 years.

High School Notes: St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.) captures Boras Classic North Division title with 1-0, 10-inning win over Clovis West..

NCAA Division 2 Notes: Mount Olive’s Carl Lancaster wins 1,000th career victory with win over Catawba.

NCAA Division 3 Notes: Spalding sets new NCAA record with 26 strikeouts during 5-4 win over Westminster in 15 innings.

• Charlie Greene Column: Positioning of pivot foot crucial for safe throwing.

Brian Cain Column: Matt Carpenter explains how crucial mental game is.

NAIA Notes: Grand View sets school record with 126 total bases during 27-0 win.

Junior College Notes: North Iowa Area hits 18 home runs over 4 games. 

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