May 17, 2019 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Dads Are Amazing, Powerful Force: Story after story can be told of incredible fathers who sacrifice time and money to help their sons chase baseball dreams. 

SPECIAL REPORT: Becoming A World Class Performer: In part 2 of Collegiate Baseball’s in-depth look at mastering precision focus for baseball players, Geoff Colvin answers key areas of this important topic.

Conquering Problem Of Wet Fields: Jesse Cuevas, one of the top baseball field maintenance supervisors in history, explains what coaches can do to turn an infield swamp into a playable field.

Conquering White Line FeverTom Hanson gives important tips on how players can rid themselves of this issue.

Rarest Of Achievements: Cortland State’s Colin BeVard hits 2 inside-the-park homers in same inning during NCAA Div. 3 game, plus much more as we look at D-3 baseball across the USA.

Hollywood Ending For Maine: Black Bears were 2 outs away from losing, despite no-hitter, but grand slam saves the day.

Editorial: Proper sleep essential for athletes, coaches, and here is how they can accomplish this important task.

• Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Top 30 Presented By Big League Chew: UCLA No. 1 with 16 wins over last 18 games and nation-leading 2.74 ERA. 

National Players Of The Week Powered By Diamond: LHP Nick Snyder of West Virginia strikes out 16 batters while C Chase Smartt of Troy goes 12-for-19 at the plate over 4 games with 6 doubles, 2 homers, plus much more.

Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Top 30 Presented By Diamond ProArgyle, Tex rolls to 31-1-1 record and 19-game winning streak as Eagles have only lost once in their last 70 games.

• High School Notes: JSerra Catholic captures Boras Classic championship in California, LHP Nick James of Clarksville H.S. (TN) doesn’t give up a hit in five of his 10 starts, plus much more.

NAIA NotesLHP Sasha Jabusch of Concordia (NE) recorded a career-high 17 strikeouts during 3-0, 7-inning win over Dordt, Aaron Shackelford of The Master’s (CA) leads NAIA schools with 32 home runs and 84 RBI, plus much more.

Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Test your baseball rules’ knowledge with this special quiz.

NCAA Div. 2 NotesBentley’s Max Troiani hits 5 home runs over a 3-game stretch, Dillon McCollough of Eckerd strikes out 17 batters during 2-1 win over Saint Leo, plus much more.

Junior College NotesRHP Blake Dockery puts up big strikeouts numbers for Catawba Valley, Nolan Walker of Southern Idaho  belts home runs in 4 straight games, plus much more.

Trio Voted Into California CC Coaches Hall Of FameDennis Rogers (Riverside C.C.), Jon Larson (Oxnard College) and Don Adams (Ventura College) are recognized for their amazing work.

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