Jan 25, 2019 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• 12 Innovative Products Win Top Baseball Awards: 2019 Best Of Show winners are tremendous advances for game. 

Damaging Recruiting Proposal: Contact with H.S. recruits might be stopped until June 15 before junior year. ABCA counter proposal will help prevent serious problem, if approved.

• Special High School Pre-Season Section: Collegiate Baseball takes a look at the top 30 teams in the USA, pre-season All-Americans and state-by-state list of top prep players.

• Argyle (TX) Loaded At No. 1: Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Top 30, presented by Diamond Pro, headed by Argyle (TX) which rolled to 37-0 record last season.The Eagles return eight starters from a team which hit .387, averaged 8.9 runs per game, stole 112 bases and had a 1.12 team ERA with 255 strikeouts.

Pre-Season High School All-Americans2019 Collegiate Baseball Pre-Season H.S. All-Americans, powered by Diamond Sports, feature elite athletes across the USA.

High School State-By-State ListExclusive list of top high school players in every baseball playing state is explored in our annual rundown of superb players across nation.

ABCA Convention All-Time Record CrowdAttendance mark is obliterated as 6,600 attend 75th annual event in Dallas, Tex. 

ABCA Convention NewsEjections in NCAA baseball up again, speed up rules allowed but not 20-second play clock with men on base, attendance down at College World Series, television numbers up, flat-seam ball use positive once again.

ABCA Convention PhotosFive pages of photos document memorable speakers, award winners, great products at world’s largest baseball event.

Lou Pavlovich Column: After 75 ABCA Conventions, one coach stood out more than any other in John Scolinos. This gifted and entertaining clinician always had a message with his wild presentations that nobody will ever forget.

• Paul Mainieri Wins Dedeaux Award: LSU skipper captures prestigious award for his superb work with USA Baseball.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Unique time plays can give your team an edge if you know how to utilize strategy wisely.

Hill Denson Will RetireSkipper at Belhaven, who previously coached at Southern Mississippi, has racked up 1,284 wins during remarkable 33-year career.

Bryan Conger ResignsTarleton State head coach steps down to take position with Texas Rangers’ organization.

NCAA Div. 3 Players To WatchMore players are listed in this annual rundown.

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