June 15, 2018 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

 Surprising Stats For Champs: Last 5 national champions have had incredibly low batting averages but still found unique ways to win it all.

 CB’s National Player Of The Year: Bren Spillane of Illinois belts 23 homers, 17 doubles, swipes 16 bases during amazing season.

• College Coaching Changes Ramp Up Across USA: Numerous moves take place with coaches being let go, retirements and new assistant coaches. 

• Unfortunate Incident Rocks College Baseball: Double forfeit ruled by NJCAA after Cisco, McLennan play in finals of Region 5 Junior College tournament because players left their benches.

• Most Memorable College World Series Team Ever: That distinction goes to the 1977 Cal. St. Los Angeles Diablos who performed the Phantom Infield Drill. 

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Obscure rule comes alive during recent contest.

• 2018 All-Pavlovich Team: Introducing the 29th annual edition which is comprised of a remarkable collection of people who typify what the game should be all about.

• Q&A With Anthony Holman: New NCAA College World Series lead administrator gives his vision on the future of the championship.

• Ron Wolforth: Creating great team culture vital in the quest for making a fantastic ball club.

 Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I Top 30 Presented By Big League ChewOregon St. No. 1 as Beavers win 11 of 13 in rolling to 49-10-1 record.

 2018 NCAA Div. I Regional, Super Regional Results: Chart shows how each of the eight finalists in the College World Series maneuvered through the playoffs.

 College World Series PreviewWill bizarre 18-year streak end where No. 1 overall seed finally wins the championship? It hasn’t happened since Miami (Fla.) won it all in 1999 when the Hurricanes were the top seed in the tournament.

 Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I All-American Team: Nation’s top players are featured on three teams, including National Player Of The Year Bren Spillane of Illinois.

Collegiate Baseball’s 2018 High School All-Americans: Remarkable athletes featured including National Player Of The Year SS/RHP Grayson Rodriguez of Central Heights H.S. (Nacogdoches, Tex.) who was the 11th pick in the entire 2018 MLB Draft by the Orioles.   

Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Top 30 Poll Presented By Diamond Pro: Argyle (TX) sits on top with perfect 35-0 record. 

Collegiate Baseball’s Freshmen All-Americans: Amazing team headed by Freshmen Players Of The Year in 1B Spencer Torkelson (Arizona St.), OF Ryan Ward (Bryant), RHP Pat Fredrickson (Minnesota) and RHP Max Meyer (Minnesota).

• NCAA Div. II Championship: Augustana becomes northernmost team ever to win title.

• NCAA Div. III Championship: Texas-Tyler wins first title.

 NAIA World Series: Southeastern (Fla.) captures first championship.

 NJCAA Div. I World SeriesChipola wins 6 straight out of loser’s bracket for title.

 NJCAA Div. II World Series: LSU Eunice wins with walk-off homer.

 NJCAA Div. III World Series: Oakton wins first national title.

• California State JC Championship: San Joaquin Delta wins second title. 

• Nothwest Athletic JC Championship: Lower Columbia captures 13th title.

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