Feb. 24, 2017 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Special Report: 
Sparks fly with old school, new school hitting philosophies.

• Amazing Numbers: Jamie Lackner of Wooster gets on base 94 straight games over 2015-2016 seasons.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Lack of awareness can cause trouble for baseball players. 

• John Wooden’s Favorite Sport?: Believe it or not, it was baseball, and here’s why.

• Jerry Weinstein:  Communication vital to great catchers.

• Streak Stopped At 69 Straight: Point Loma Nazarene’s Ryan Garcia steady as a rock when it comes to getting on base.  

• Legs Amputed After Near Fatal Accident: Javi Perez honored in his return to St. Thomas as he throws out first pitch.

• College Notes: Northwestern Ohio’s Damon Proctor fires perfect game with 9 strikeouts, among other newsworthy items.

• Incredible Media Guide Cover: Emporia State had the most creative photo ever in 1980 with its “Hit Men” theme as it showcased an amazing hitting team. The team’s top six hitters were shown in a dramatic black and white photo which reminded everyone of what Al Capone’s mob might have looked like in the 1920s or 1930s complete with a car from that era. Individual photos of the players showed them dressed in coats and ties and replica hats in different poses with other props. The complete story of how they did it is revisited in this special story.

$15 Million Stadium ProjectCal. St. Northridge unveils stadium renovation project that will upgrade facility into one of finest on West Coast.

• Charlie Greene: While there is always old school vs new school, Greene explains how you must always be “in” school with the latest techniques.

• More Top High School Teams Across USA: Collegiate Baseball gives a rundown of the elite high school teams in every baseball playing state beyond our top 30 nationally ranked teams which were announced in the Jan. 27, 2017 edition.

• Mike Ryan On Personalizing Hitting Intent: Instead of “fixing Mechanics,” focus on athleticism, aggressiveness.

• Jack Dunn: Value of first pitch can’t be overestimated in game.

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