April 7, 2017 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Amazing Story: Chase Smartt born premature with 98 percent hearing loss but now hears with Cochlear implant.

• Incredible Family: Michigan State’s Marty Bechina was raised by a mom who is an undercover cop and dad who is a sergeant in the Chicago Police Department.

• Strikes Out 20: JP Sears of The Citadel has an amazing outing on the mound against VMI. 

• Genesis Of Weighted Ball Training: Believe it or not, this type of training had its humble beginnings in 1963.

• Editorial: Speed up game with full strike zone calls to move contests along.

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

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi:  Fine line exists between trickery, illegal activity.

• Junior College Notes: Hunter Stratton fires 2 consecutive no-hitters for Walters State, plus much more.  

Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Division I Poll Presented By Big League Chew: Oregon St. No. 1 with 20-1 record and 15 straight wins.

Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of The Week: RHP Cory Abbott of Loyola Marymount fires first perfect game in school history among 8 National Players of The Week.

• NCAA Division I Notes: Two pitchers fire 9-inning complete games under 90 pitches among a host of other notes.

NCAA Division 2 NotesProud Armstrong St. program will be terminated, plus much more.

• Special Report: Teaching precision outfield play with Sam Suplizio, considered the best outfield coach in history.

• NCAA Division 3 Notes: Field at Southern Maine will be named after legendary Ed Flaherty.

• NAIA Notes: Jeff Sikes of Warner University celebrates his 1,000th coaching victory, plus much more.

• Don Keathley: Culture of elitism in baseball has another option in amateur game.

Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Top 30: Archbishop McCarthy No. 1 with 11-0 record.

• High School Notes: Stacy Hester of Brandon H.S. and Rick Carpenter of Prosper H.S. each pick up 800th coaching wins in storied careers, plus much more.

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