Oct. 4, 2019 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Ultimate Hitting System Explored: With strikeouts at highest level in 50 years and batting average for NCAA Division I teams lowest in 47 years, the greatest hitting coach of all time, Gary Ward, explains how to help hitters. 

Incredible Coaching Battle Plan: Carroll High School Head Coach Larry Vucan utilizes a number of innovative steps in special system that has led to great success in state of Texas, including 2 straight state titles.

NCAA Div. I Recruiting Rundown: Vanderbilt lands No. 1 class with impressive haul of 15 freshmen which has 5 draft picks. The top 40 teams are listed while the top 25 have rundowns on their classes.

Q&A Session With Erik Bakich: Michigan head coach explains why his teams practice outdoors in frigid weather even down to 1 degree.

2020 ABCA Clinic Chairman Dan McDonnell: American Baseball Coaches Association Convention speakers for Nashville, Tenn. are shaping up to be special in addition to innovative events planned.

National College Baseball Hall Of Fame Class: Former Florida St. skipper Mike Martin heads a star-studded class that will be inducted in early November.

Ron Oestrike Honored: Former Eastern Michigan skipper inducted into Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame along with former Detroit Tigers’ slugger Willie Horton.

Fabulous Fundraising Ideas: Barbe High School Head Coach Glenn Cecchini gives in-depth plan of attack to bring in $150,000. 

Ball Sponsor Program: Jack Dunn explains the highly successful program he utilized when he was coaching Portland State and how it helped bring in money.

Pre-Season Dinner Works Wonders: LSU’s Paul Mainieri delves into how a pre-season dinner can be a tremendous benefit for bringing in money and getting people excited about your program.

Lou Pavlovich ColumnNobody was better at raising money than former Miami (Fla.) skipper Ron Fraser with his innovative game promotions.

Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Here are answers to important rules’ questions.

LSU Honors Skip Bertman: Special statue unveiled of Hall Of Fame coach.

Upcoming Clinics Scheduled Across USA: Here is a listing of 10 different conventions or instructional clinics that you will want to mark on your calendar.

Charlie Greene Column: Scouting for players can present unique challenges.

The Search For Colleges: Athletes must be committed to coach relationships.

NHSBCA Will Honor Coaches: From 2019 Hall of Fame Class to Coaches of The Year, Assistant Coaches Of Year and 2019 Fields of the Year, special awards will be on tap at annual convention in Columbus, Ohio.

Superb, New Products Available For Coaches & Players: Here is a rundown on noteworthy items that will help programs that utilize them.

Why Are Pitches That Touch Strike Zone Called Balls?: A number of reasons explain why outside pitches that go through the strike zone aren’t consistently called strikes by home plate umpires.

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