Lafayette gearing up for another Colt World Series

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Youth baseball and community pride will again be on display when the 2017 Colt World Series makes its appearance Aug. 4-9 in Lafayette. The championship of Pony Baseball for ages 15-16 will bring 10 zone-winning teams from around the globe together to enjoy moments on the Loeb Stadium field and off. … Continue reading Lafayette gearing up for another Colt World Series

Former McCutcheon, Purdue hurler Wittgren finds his groove in Cleveland bullpen

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com A change of baseball addresses meant a change in change-up approach for Nick Wittgren. The 6-foot-3 right-handed reliever was traded from the Miami Marlins to the Cleveland Indians in February 2019. The Tribe made a request of the former Purdue University closer and three-sport standout at McCutcheon High School — also in … Continue reading Former McCutcheon, Purdue hurler Wittgren finds his groove in Cleveland bullpen

McIntyre expects his McCutcheon Mavericks to play with confidence

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Tristan McIntyre was proud to be associated with McCutcheon High School baseball even before he pulled on a Mavericks uniform. That emotion continued as McIntyre played for Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Famer Jake Burton and helped the West Lafayette-based Mavs win an IHSAA Class 4A state championship … Continue reading McIntyre expects his McCutcheon Mavericks to play with confidence

Lafayette’s McNeil has Aviators in thick of pennant chase

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com With players coming and going and roles constantly changing during the 2017 summer collegiate wood bat baseball season, Brent McNeil has kept the Lafayette Aviators in the Prospect League playoff hunt. McNeil, a 2007 Lafayette Jefferson High School graduate and the only head coach the Aviators have had in their two … Continue reading Lafayette’s McNeil has Aviators in thick of pennant chase

It’s all about service for 2020 IHSBCA Hall of Famer Abbott

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Brian Abbott has been an educator, coach and administrator for a long time. In all his roles, he has strive to follow the model of servant leadership. “I like serving others,” says Abbott, who will go into the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame with George Cuppy, Clint Barmes, … Continue reading It’s all about service for 2020 IHSBCA Hall of Famer Abbott

McCrary makes baseball strides at tiny Vincennes Rivet

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Brian McCrary does not have a deep roster or abundant resources, but the head coach is working to make his athletes better at Rivet Middle/High School in Vincennes, Ind. McCrary enters his third season in charge of the Patriots in 2019 after years in the travel baseball world. In each of … Continue reading McCrary makes baseball strides at tiny Vincennes Rivet

Baseball coaching career now has Western grad Reida rolling with Alabama Crimson Tide

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Indiana native Matt Reida has landed back in SEC territory. This time as an volunteer assistant baseball coach at the University of Alabama. The 2010 graduate of Western High School in Russiaville, Ind., played four baseball seasons at the University of Kentucky — a Southeastern Conference member — concluding in 2014. Lefty-swinging … Continue reading Baseball coaching career now has Western grad Reida rolling with Alabama Crimson Tide

State’s baseball talent exposure has multiplied; Just ask Hibler of Bullpen Tournaments, PBR Indiana

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com There was a time when college baseball recruiters and pro scouts did not hold the Hoosier State in high regard. “Indiana has always been talented as a state,” says Blake Hibler. “But from an exposure standout, it was always overlooked. “Indiana was some place you drove through. People are now stopping. … Continue reading State’s baseball talent exposure has multiplied; Just ask Hibler of Bullpen Tournaments, PBR Indiana

UIndy’s Vaught finds home in NCAA D-II baseball

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Gary Vaught is having an impact on baseball both in Indiana and nationwide. Vaught, who won 588 games at the high school, NCAA Division I and junior college levels before coming to America’s Crossroads, just concluded his 23rd season as head coach at the University of Indianapolis. His UIndy teams have … Continue reading UIndy’s Vaught finds home in NCAA D-II baseball