May 1, 2015 Collegiate Baseball

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• Amazing Tom Frizzell: Head coach of Massasoit Community College overcomes paralysis from waist down to become fabulous skipper.

Important NJCAA Bylaw Change: More foreign baseball players will undoubtedly be playing at JCs during 2016 season.

• Offensive Explosion:  Minnesota State-Mankato beats Bemidji State, 41-20 in a wild game that features 9 home runs and 440 total pitches.

• Editorial:  Will foreign athletes now dominate some junior college teams because of NJCAA bylaw change?

• Lou Pavlovich Column: Leo Mazzone learned sage advice from the great Johnny Sain to become an incredible pitching coach.

Rules Questions From Readers: Rich Marazzi handles a number of interesting queries from our readers.

• Charlie Greene:  Pitcher’s fielding practice must be done efficiently.

• NCAA Division 2 Notes: Duo of hitters, Ryan Uhl, Max Waletich, belt 7 homers over 6-game span.

Safe Throwing Mechanics: Charlie Greene explains that efficient mechanics is a continual quest for everyone in game of baseball.

NAIA Notes: Oklahoma Baptist slugger Landon Coon belts 4 homers in consecutive at-bats.

Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I Poll Presented By Big League Chew: Louisiana St ranked No. 1 with 34-6 record and 11 wins over past 12 games.

Louisville Slugger’s National Players Of The Week: Incredible performances turned in, including 5 home runs over 4 games by two hitters.

Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Poll: Olympia (FL) No. 1 after rolling to 24-0-1 record.

• High School Notes: John Lowery of Jefferson H.S. in West Virginia wins his 1,200th career victory.

• NCAA Division 3 Notes: Penn State Behrend’s Jack Herzing strikes out 16 hitters.

Tom Kovic Column: Coaches focus on 3 key prospect evaluation areas.

Brian Cain Column: Ben Orloff defines will over skill, executes fundamentals.

Junior College Notes: Willie Calhoun of Yavapai College belts 25 home runs. 

Dangerous Technique: Al Figone gives important reasons why sliding head first should never be taught.

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