Feb 8, 2019 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Run Production Is Ultimate Metric: With record strikeout levels on college, Major League Baseball levels, Dr. Coop DeRenne explains why coaches, hitters in past may have had it right. 

Remarkable Story Unfolds: Dynamic young coach CJ Bilbrey turns around 0-48 program at Harris-Stowe State into 30-game winners last 2 years with collection of kids from broken homes.

Conquers Big Problems: Stanford head coach David Esquer has not had it easy as a coach. The former California skipper had his program eliminated before alumni raised millions of dollars to save it. During all of this, his team qualified for the College World Series.

• Balancing Baseball & Academics: Nobody does it better than Coach Mitch Thompson at McLennan Junior College as players excel at both.

Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Rules guru collects great questions during 2018 season and shares his keen insight with important answers.

Top California High School PlayersIran Novick presents his annual rundown on quality athletes from this baseball hotbed.

Justin Dehmer ColumnG.O.A.L.S. can be the start of something special in 2019. 

New Clubhouse At St. Mary’s (MN)Amazing $704,000 baseball clubhouse unveiled that is 2,500 square feet.

EditorialNCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel made colossal mistake in turning down proposal by NCAA Baseball Rules Committee to have a 20-second play clock rule with men on base.

San Jacinto JC On Probation: National powerhouse that has won five national titles placed on probation for 2019 season by National Junior College Athletic Association and won’t be allowed to participate in Regional, District or National Championship tournaments.

• Tim Pettorini Set To Retire: Legendary skipper at Wooster announces plans to step down as head coach of Fighting Scots at the end of 2019 season.

• Top High School Tournaments: Here is a rundown on the top tournaments across the USA for 2019.

Jack Dunn ColumnSituational hitting drills can work magic for batters in games.

Trevor Hoffman Will Be HonoredUniversity of Arizona will honor this special big league closer for his recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Vanderhook Signs 5-Year ExtensionCal. St. Fullerton skipper has led Titans to 30-plus wins each of his 7 seasons as head coach with 2 trips to College World Series, 4 to Super Regionals.

Patrick Pinkman ColumnGunslinger move can drop runner in his tracks.

Hits 100 MPH TwiceRHP Jackson Rutledge of San Jacinto Junior College hits 100 mph twice in the first inning of his first outing of the season against Central Arizona and sits at 96-98 mph over five inning stint with 9 strikeouts.

Washington’s Meggs Signs ExtensionLindsay Meggs inks 2-year contract extension with Huskies through the 2025 season after guiding Washington to College World Series in 2018.

Senseless InjuriesHere are 12 case studies to closely look at that all of baseball must be mindful of.

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