Baseball’s Mental Game — The Truth To Become The Best Player Possible

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By Dr. Tom Hanson and Ken Ravizza Take a breath. Have a routine. Go to your focal point. Play one pitch at a time. All these are solid tips for improving a baseball player’s mental game. If you tell a batter to 1) put his back foot in the box, 2) take a long, slow…

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NCAA Approves Bat Testing

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Last year at the annual ABCA Convention more than a few coaches suggested there was some bat tampering once again taking place at the Division I level. The Southeastern Conference has been at the forefront of nipping this problem in the bud by requiring bat testing, and the NCAA has decided to follow suit. You…

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SEC Dominates Baseball America’s Top Recruiting Classes

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The Southeastern Conference was represented well in Baseball America’s top recruiting classes. Seven programs ranked among the nation’s top 11 classes, led by head coach Tim Corbin’s Vanderbilt Commodores. SEC Earns High Marks In Recruiting

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Alabama A&M Baseball Looks to Build on Young Foundation

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Freshman Zeth Malcom did a solid job as the Bulldogs catcher in 2017. Bill Ballew photo

Alabama A&M head coach Mitch Hill has discovered just how difficult competing at the Division I level of college baseball can be. After leading the Bulldogs to a school-record 26 wins and earning Southwestern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2015, Hill has seen his team fall to a 13-44 mark in 2016…

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Top D1 Programs Adjust Rosters to College Baseball Limitations

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The top college baseball coaches constantly make adjustments while playing with the hand they’re dealt. Much like major league teams that must have versatile position players to accommodate 12- and even 13-man pitching staffs, Division 1 college baseball programs need multi-talented student-athletes who can contribute in a variety of ways on the field. LSU head coach…

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National Invitational Baseball Championships Has Appeal

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By Joe Santilli, Executive Director of Baseball at Triple Crown Sports College baseball comes to an exciting climax every year in June at the College World Series in Omaha, as the final eight teams compete for the NCAA Division I National Championship. These teams begin their journey to Omaha in the NCAA Division I Baseball…

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Matt Tyner Welcomes Towson’s Opponents to the Jungle

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Matt Tyner is nothing if not energetic and passionate. Everything he does–whether it has been related to business, baseball or family–the former University of Miami slugger is all in, all the time. That is the same approach he is taking as the new head baseball coach at Towson University. Tyner was named the Tigers’ bench…

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Gator Country: Florida’s Pitching Could Lead to Second Straight CWS Title

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Before the Southeastern Conference and the rest of college baseball begin to exhale now that Florida’s Alex Faedo is playing professionally in the Detroit farm system, it would behoove everyone to remember who the Gators have returning to campus. Yes, the defending College World Series champions may have lost the hurler who won the Most…

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Liberty Outfielder D.J. Artis “Succeeds Utterly”

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The Liberty University Baseball team hosts High Point University on March 17, 2017. (Photo by Joel Coleman)

Author Roger Angell wrote in The Summer Game, “Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You remain forever young.” I don’t know if D.J. Artis has read Angell’s words, but I have no doubt the…

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Hitting Discussion: Asheville Tourists Coach Paco Martin Discusses the Art of Hitting

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Philosophies abound regarding hitting. Ted Williams was fond of saying, “Hitting is the hardest thing to do in sports.” Another Hall of Famer, Rogers Hornsby said, “A great hitter isn’t born, he’s made. He’s made out of practice, fault correction, and confidence.” Norberto “Paco” Martin realizes how difficult hitting can be at any level of…

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