Lyszczyk Makes History for Rivier

When the latest freshman baseball recruit stepped onto the Rivier University campus, the Raiders received a prospect unlike any they’d ever had on their roster. The 5-foot-10 catcher had a pedigree which included playing for a national team against top competition from around the globe including Puerto Rico, Mexico and Nicaragua. The recruit, who hailed…

Coaches Feeling COVID-19 Pinch

Keystone College head coach Jamie Shevchik was bluntly honest about the impending prospect of canceling the college baseball due to the coronavirus. Initially, he thought it was a ridiculous decision. “A few days before we were getting on the bus to go, I got an email from (Kean University Head Coach Neil Loviero) that their…

Difficult Roads, Destinations

Between innings of a college baseball doubleheader there are a number of tasks that need to be tended to before the first pitch of the second game is thrown. The infield needs to be drug, the batter’s box will definitely need a re-chalking, the mound should get a solid tamping and the visiting team will…

DII, NAIA, DIII Top 25 Standouts

Up until Monday there was still a sliver of a chance that small school college baseball would be played in spring of 2020.  However, that final glimmer was extinguished Monday when the NAIA followed their NCAA brethren and inevitably canceled the remainder of the spring sports season. Consequently, these are regrettably anticipated to be the…

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: Mar. 11

Although the weather is finally beginning to warm up, a bitter cold front came across the tops of each of the three small school divisions last week. There were changes of the pole sitter in the NAIA and D-III and a strong argument could be made for a switch at D-II as well. In D-II…

DII, NAIA, DIII rankings: March 4

With the third in-season update of the year each of the three teams which started the season ranked No. 1 remain in their positions. However, their respective grasps on the top spot are extremely dissimilar. In D-II Angelo State has left little doubt they are the team to beat as they started the season with…