Glant guiding Ball State University pitchers

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Getting a pitching staff prepared for an NCAA Division I baseball season takes time. That’s why Ball State University pitching coach Dustin Glant was more comfortable starting with the Cardinals in the fall and having a full year to help his hurlers develop. Glant, who had been a volunteer assistant at … Continue reading Glant guiding Ball State University pitchers

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

Alum Scott concerned with development for Mississinewa Indians

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Putting an emphasis on baseball development, training spaces at Mississinewa High School and in the Grant County city of Gas City, Ind., have expanded in recent years. Two years ago, Mississinewa Community Schools built an auxiliary gym at the high school that has been helpful to the Indians in baseball and … Continue reading Alum Scott concerned with development for Mississinewa Indians

Vernon brings ‘culture change’ to Benton Central Bison baseball

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Baseball players are buying what Jon Vernon’s selling at Benton Central Junior-Senior High School in Oxford, Ind. “I’ve been very fortunate to have some good athletes and good players,” says Vernon, who is heading into his fourth season as BC head coach in 2019. “They’ve bought into my system.” The Bison … Continue reading Vernon brings ‘culture change’ to Benton Central Bison baseball

Bass has guided Greenwood Woodmen baseball since 1998 season

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Like many high school head coaches, Greenwood (Ind.) Community’s Andy Bass absorbed much of his baseball knowledge from his college coach. Bass was an honorable mention all-conference catcher at Franklin (Ind.) College in 1994. Jim Handley was the Grizzlies head coach. Handley had pitched at Auburn University and in the Chicago … Continue reading Bass has guided Greenwood Woodmen baseball since 1998 season

Coughenour stresses life lessons, competition for Eastern Hancock Royals

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Teaching life lessons and emphasizing competition, Chad Coughenour is heading into his 13th season as head baseball coach at Eastern Hancock Junior/Senior High School near Charlottesville, Ind. “My faith is a big part of who I am,” says Coughenour aka Coach Coke. “I try to teach the young men more about … Continue reading Coughenour stresses life lessons, competition for Eastern Hancock Royals