Fundamentals come first for Heim and his Anderson Indians

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com In Adrian Heim’s vocabulary monotonous is not a negative word. It’s doing the basic things over and over again that has helped him be successful as a high school baseball coach. Heim led Anderson (Ind.) High School to a 19 wins in 2018. During the campaign, he picked up his 200th … Continue reading Fundamentals come first for Heim and his Anderson Indians

Anderson’s Earley enjoying his time with independent Southern Illinois Miners

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Nolan Earley is in his third season of independent professional baseball. The Anderson, Ind., native is playing with the Marion, Ill.-based Southern Illinois Miners in the Frontier League. While the lefty-swinging outfielder is driven to get back into Major League Baseball-affiliated ball, he is enjoying where he is now. “It’s a … Continue reading Anderson’s Earley enjoying his time with independent Southern Illinois Miners

Educated at Anderson U., LaPorte grad Eaton is experiencing independent pro ball

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Jake Eaton thoroughly enjoyed his time on and off the baseball field at Anderson (Ind.) University. Since his last game with the Ravens, the pitcher has been experiencing life as an independent professional player. The 6-foot-6, 230-pounder left-handed pitcher is currently on the disabled list for the Washington (Pa.) Wild Things … Continue reading Educated at Anderson U., LaPorte grad Eaton is experiencing independent pro ball

Aggressive style has Estep, University Trailblazers baseball in 1A semistate

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Chris Estep, his coaching staff and players have built a culture of confidence for the University High School baseball. “The kids have bought into what we’re trying to do as a program,” says Estep, the head coach that has his Trailblazers (27-6) meetings Tecumseh (20-9) in the IHSAA Class 1A Plainfield … Continue reading Aggressive style has Estep, University Trailblazers baseball in 1A semistate

Anderson U. alum Bair looks to build ‘culture of brotherhood’ for Ravens

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Reaching out to re-connect with its winning baseball past, Anderson University has hired alum Matt Bair as head coach. Bair, a 2001 AU graduate, played for and coached with Dr. Don Brandon and participated in the NCAA Division III World Series as a Ravens player (1998) and assistant coach (2003). “I’ve … Continue reading Anderson U. alum Bair looks to build ‘culture of brotherhood’ for Ravens

Carr wants Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Marauders to play with ‘Dirtbag’ intensity

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Ryan Carr wants his Mt. Vernon (Fortville, Ind.) High School baseball players to play with an edge. As a reward, the Marauders head coach presented “Dirtbag” T-shirts to those athlete who exhibited this brand of baseball in 2018 and plans to do the same again in 2019. “We’re too nice sometimes,” … Continue reading Carr wants Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Marauders to play with ‘Dirtbag’ intensity

Weir now running show for Kokomo Wildkats

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Tim Weir coaches baseball with emotion. Speakers just might not see or hear it. “I look laid back,” says Weir. “I’m pretty intense. I don’t scream and yell. “I’m what you would call quietly competitive. I’m definitely there to win. I’m definitely there to compete. I just don’t get too loud.” … Continue reading Weir now running show for Kokomo Wildkats

IHSBCA All-Star catcher Jones of Carroll Chargers a product of his baseball upbringing

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Hayden Jones has already been in Starkville, Miss., for a couple weeks, getting acclimated to classes and baseball at Mississippi State University. The lefty-swinging catcher and 2018 Fort Wayne Carroll High School graduate will take a break this weekend when he participates in the 44th annual Indiana High School Baseball Coaches … Continue reading IHSBCA All-Star catcher Jones of Carroll Chargers a product of his baseball upbringing

McCormick teaching baseball, life skills to Speedway Sparkplugs ‘family’

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Speedway (Ind.) High School head baseball coach Marcus McCormick wants his players to pick up the skills to be successful on the diamond. But that’s not all. Passing along life skills is very important to the coach and educator. “It’s our goal to help the young men who come through our … Continue reading McCormick teaching baseball, life skills to Speedway Sparkplugs ‘family’

New Palestine’s Lyons to be head coach in 2018 IHSBCA North/South All-Star Series

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Shawn Lyons took a recent call that added a little extra excitement to his summer. Lyons, the head baseball coach at New Palestine High School, got the news from Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association executive director Brian Abbott telling he was named to the South coaching staff for the 2018 … Continue reading New Palestine’s Lyons to be head coach in 2018 IHSBCA North/South All-Star Series