May 20, 2016 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

May 20 2016 Page 1• Quest For Greatest Scoreless Streak Over: Pepperdine RHP A.J. Puckett finally has his scoreless streak stopped at 45 2/3 innings.

• Mt. Everest Climb Begins: Former Army baseball player Harold Earls and his USX team begin dangerous trip to summit mountain.

• Politics Nearly Ends Season For Several Toop Minnesota Colleges In Suspect Boycott: North Carolina’s transgender law outrages politicians, college presidents.

• Lou Pavlovich Column: Moe Berg’s espionage skills were unique.

• Editorial: From war to Mt. Everest, baseball people shine.

• NCAA Div. 3 Notes: Dylan Gausman fires first no-hitter in 12 years for Concordia-Wisconsin.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: 2016 rules quiz will let you see how smart you are really are.

• Charlie Greene Column: Here is what to do on expected bunt.

• NCAA Div. 2 Notes: National Pitcher of Year in 2015 Reese Gregory of St. Cloud St. hits .433 with 16 homers in 2016.

 Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Poll: Coppell (Tex.) No. 1 with superb 29-1 record.

• High School Notes: Seton Hall Prep’s Mike Sheppard, Jr. wins 700th career victory.

• Collegiate Baseball’s NCAA Div. I Poll presented by Big League Chew: Florida No. 1 with 40-8 record, 11 wins in last 14 contests.

• NCAA Div. I Notes: Southeast Missouri State’s Joey Lucchesi strikes out 17 batters in game.

• Louisville Slugger National Players of The Week: RHP Kyle Simonds of Texas A&M pitches the ninth no-hitter in school history during 3-0 win over Vanderbilt, plus other great achievements.

• Veteran Transfers Help Cal. St. Northridge: Former Arizona pitcher Mathew Troupe, INF/OF Braden Berry of Washington find a comfortable new home.

• Brian Cain Column: Value of mental game crucial as Josh Ludy blossoms into special player.

• NAIA Notes: Morningside’s Jacob Lamoreaux now school’s all-time hit leader.

• Overcomes Serious Injury: Siena Heights’ pitcher Justin McPherson only has four fingers on pitching hand without a thumb but still has 4-2 record, 1.33 ERA.

• Jack Dunn Column: Thinking outside the box when bunting can pay off big.

• Tom Kovic Column: Strong information base vital when going after target schools.

• Junior College Notes: Heartland’s Colin Ridout on fire with 4 homers, 9 RBI over 4 games.

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