May 5, 2017 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• 190 Stolen Bases And Counting: Petal-to-the-metal system has produced incredible results at South Mountain C.C. (AZ).

• Bat Testing Going Smoothly in SEC, Missouri Valley: After big problem with illegal, hot bats during 2016 season across game, simple testing shows how to stop cheaters cold.

• Brian Cain: Power of self-talk can be huge. 

• Editorial: NCAA bat testing must approved for 2018, and here are the reasons why.

• Lou Pavlovich: Norm Bruce, who recently passed away, helped millions of hitters.

• Tom Kovic: Investigate non-athletic scholarship schools.

• New Skipper At Wareham:  Don Sneddon, winningest coach in California community college baseball history, will take the helm.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Rule situations mandated by real, imaginary lines.  

Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Division I Poll Presented By Big League Chew: Oregon St. still on top with 32-3 record and pitching staff that features 1.88 ERA, No. 1 in the USA.

Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of The Week: Indiana State’s Dane Tofteland has amazing game with 3 home runs and 11 RBI as he is 4-for-5 against Northern Illinois. Two of his home rune runs were grand slams. Coming into the game, he had 1 RBI on the season and no home runs in limited action.

• NCAA Division I Notes: Kentucky registers rarest of triple plays (7-2-6) during a game against Louisville, Mississippi State’s Brent Rooker goes nuts with 6 home runs and13 RBI over 5 games, RHP Tyler Norris of Bethune-Cookman fires a no-hitter, plus much more.

NCAA Div. 2 Notes: Valdosta St. roars to life with 11 seventh inning hits, plus much more.

• Charlie Greene: Finding great players requires special scouting skills for success.

Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Top 30: Shawnee High School (OK) rolls along at No. 1 with perfect 31-0 mark, plus notes on the rest of the top 30 teams in the USA.

• High School Notes: Bellarmine, Basic, Bishop Amat capture prestigious tournament titles, Brophy Prep (Phoenix, AZ) Head Coach Tom Succow plans to retire after 2017 season with over 700 wins, plus much more.

• NCAA Division 3 Notes: Suffolk’s Brady Chant sets season, career triples mark, Cole Chang of Macalester College makes history with no-hitter, Trey Mears of Wesley belts 4 home runs, plus more.

• Junior College Notes: Western Oklahoma State’s Angel Reyes fires no-hitter, Cumberland (NJ) wins 25 straight games, plus much more.

• John Herbold: Accidents are always waiting to happen if you let them in baseball. Don’t allow senseless injuries to take place.

• NAIA Notes: Lewis-Clark St. names baseball stadium in honor of legendary Head Coach Ed Cheff who guided Warriors to 16 NAIA titles, plus more.

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