May 5, 2023 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Sultan Of Stealing: Nobody teaches this fine art better than Selwyn Young. In 15 years with Benedict College, his teams have stolen a whopping 2,915 bases in 3,437 attempts and own nearly every NCAA stolen base record.

Incredible Achievement: LHP/DH Brady Ware of Indianapolis has a game for the ages as he throws a no-hitter and also hits for the cycle. This special accomplishment has never been done before in college or pro baseball.

• Nightmare Scenario Takes Place: LHP Cam Guarino goes into Transfer Portal and lands at Georgetown University to play his last year of college baseball. During his first appearance this season, his throwing hand was hit by a line drive which fractured it just two weeks into his season. Read about how he coped with this horrible setback. 

Editorial: Extreme shifting on defense should stay in college baseball and not be tossed aside like pro baseball has done. Read the important reasons why. 

• Lou Pavlovich Column: Weighted ball training all started in 1963 by the greatest baseball inventor of all time, Danny Litwhiler. He found it not only helped with velocity improvement for pitchers but also with curveballs. 

• Junior College Notes: LHP Hunter Shaw of Lansing C.C. (MI) fires a no-hitter during an 11-0 win over Glen Oaks (MI). Jose Valentin of Ellsworth College (IA) belts 8 home runs over 4 games with 19 RBI, plus much more.

• Charlie Greene Column: Sharing knowledge by coaches is vital for the growth of baseball.

CB’s NCAA Div. I Poll Presented By Big League Chew: LSU No. 1 as Tigers keep rolling with incredible offense that averages 10.1 runs per game.

National Players Of The Week Powered By Diamond: LHP TJ Fondtain of San Diego St. fires a 9-inning no-hitter during a 4-0 win over Nevada with 14 strikeouts. 3B Ryan Peltier of Ball State belts 5 home runs along with 1B Cooper McMurray of Auburn, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. I Notes: Isaiah Jackson of Arizona St. hits one of the most bizarre inside-the-park home runs in college baseball history, Chase Jans of Kansas ties a school record with 9 RBI in one game against Kansas St. as he goes 5-for-7 with a grand slam, double and 4 runs scored, plus much more.

• NCAA Div. 3 Notes: Emory’s Jack Halloran hits 5 home runs with 19 RBI over one week, RHP Matthew Aukerman of John Carroll fires a 9-inning no-hitter, plus much more.

• CB’s National H.S. Top 30 Poll Presented By Diamond Pro: Barbe H.S. (LA) rolls to 33-1 record with 0.97 ERA, 168 stolen bases, Stoneman Douglas (FL) impressive with 20-0 record and a team ERA of 0.86, plus much more.

High School Notes: Notre Dame High School (CA) stages a miracle comeback to beat Huntington Beach, 8-6, St. Mary’s Prep extends it’s winning streak to 80 as the Eaglets set a new Michigan consecutive win record which surpasses 75 set by Homer H.S. from 2004-2005, Walker Martin of Eaton H.S. (CO) came one game shy of tying the national record for consecutive home runs as he belted circuit clouts in nine consecutive games, plus much more.

Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Call them myths, fiction, misguided perceptions or whatever, rule myths in baseball can last a lifetime, and here is the truth.

• NCAA Div. 2 Notes: Academy Of Art LHP Brian Kraft fires a no-hitter against Concordia University Irvine during a 7-inning, 8-1 win with 10 strikeouts, Trey Wells of Wayne St. belts 6 home runs with 12 RBI over 5 games, plus much more.

• Jerry Weinstein Column: Motion analysis is an incredible tool when used properly to help evaluate skills.

• NAIA Notes: OF Jon Ponder of Georgia Gwinnett sets a program record by hitting in 28 consecutive games, Benedictine Mesa (AZ) has its 27-game winning streak snapped, Bellevue (NE) racks up 92 runs over a 5-game span, plus more.

• Geoff Zahn Column: Former Major League pitcher explains how to upset hitters’ timing with key techniques.

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