April 22, 2016 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

April 22 2016 Page 1• Special Report: Cub’s hitting coach John Mallee explains how science, analytics have changed hitting forever.

• Amazing System of Sammy Blalock: Veteran skipper of 41 years lays out his teaching concepts that have won over 900 games.

• College Baseball Hall of Fame Class Revealed: Heading the list is University of Texas head coach Augie Garrido, winner of 5 national titles and the winningest college baseball coach in history.

• Player Hit By Car: Western Kentucky’s Grayson Ivey recovers from serious accident.

• Editorial: Baseball coaches can be a huge influence in players’ lives.

• Ron Wolforth: Here’s what separates good from great.

• Charlie Greene: Debate rages on whether to play in or not with runner on third base.

• Brian Cain: Fine tuning the mental game was the turning point in the career of Justin Toole.

NCAA Div. 1 Notes: Texas-San Antonio pitchers perform a rare high wire act as they strand 15 runners during 6-0 shutout of Florida International, among many other notes.

Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. 1 Poll: Miami, Fla, No. 1 with 20 wins in 22 games.

• National Players of the Week: Two players belt four home runs while two pitchers strike out 13 batters, among other noteworthy achievements.

• Mowing ‘Em Down: Jakob Hernandez of Seward County CC retires 27 consecutive outs via strikeout.

• Junior College Notes: North Iowa Area CC belts 22 home runs over 4 games.

• Dr. Coop DeRenne: Key factor in hitting is seeing the ball.

• Equipment Roundup: Exciting, new baseball products worth taking a look at.

• NCAA Div. 3 Notes: Jamie Lackner of Wooster breaks D3 record by reaching base in 61 games.

• HS National Poll: Coppell, Tex. continues to roll at 20-0 as Collegiate Baseball’s No. 1 team.

• HS Notes: Mira Costa defeats JSerra for Boras Classic in Southern California Division.

• Elmer Kosub: Pitching mounds are often unsafe.

• NCAA Div. 2 Notes: Southern Indiana’s Archuleta picks up 500th victory.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Here’s what happens when players fall asleep.

• Jerry Weinstein: Solid mechanics are vital for great catching.

• Jack Dunn: Here’s how to play third base with precision.

• NAIA Notes: LSU-Shreveport’s Alex Montero extends hitting streak to 34 games.

• Geoff Miller: Slowing the game down is crucial during pressure situations.

• Ken Ravizza: Control how you respond to different situations.

• Remarkable Pitching Coach: Leo Mazzone refined pitchers in his unique way as he learned from Johnny Sain.

• John Herbold: Should second baseman back up or stand still?

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