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

Alum McTagertt keeps growing the game at Lafayette Jeff

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Scott McTagertt paid his dues before becoming head baseball coach at his alma mater. A 1986 graduate of Lafayette (Ind.) Jefferson High School, McTagertt was still a Purdue University student when he became a Jeff assistant for the 1988 season. He has been bringing baseball knowledge to Bronchos ever since.  McTagertt … Continue reading Alum McTagertt keeps growing the game at Lafayette Jeff

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

Notre Dame bound for Statesboro Regional; Look who conferences honored

By STEVE KRAHhttp://www.IndianaRBI.com Notre Dame — the last college baseball team from Indiana left standing in 2022 — found out today (May 30) that the Irish will be in the Statesboro Regional for the 64-team NCAA Division I tournament.The No. 2-seeded Irish (35-14) play No. 3 Texas Tech (37-20) at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3. Site … Continue reading Notre Dame bound for Statesboro Regional; Look who conferences honored

IHSBCA Hall of Famer Robinson made calls at Indiana’s highest prep levels

By STEVE KRAHhttp://www.IndianaRBI.com Growing up on the southeast side of Indianapolis, James Robinson was drawn to sports.Robinson played baseball as a junior for Woodchucks coach Ed Ward and was a basketball student manager for his last three years at Harry E. Wood High School, where he graduated in 1966.When Robinson became an adult, he was … Continue reading IHSBCA Hall of Famer Robinson made calls at Indiana’s highest prep levels

Mannan out to change lives with Fort Wayne North Side Legends

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Austin Mannan has found his “why” and he pursues it on a daily basis as an educator and coach. “I felt like I’ve had so many people pour their time and effort into me,” says Mannan, a special education teacher at Lane Middle School in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the head … Continue reading Mannan out to change lives with Fort Wayne North Side Legends

Mattingly grateful for chance to make impact with Asbury U.

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com The Eagles of Asbury University are on the rise in the NAIA baseball world. The private school 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky.,  went from 18-35 in 2017 to 20-22 in 2018 to 24-22 in 2019 to 14-4 in the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season with Manny Cervantes as head coach.  In 2018, … Continue reading Mattingly grateful for chance to make impact with Asbury U.

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