Former Columbus North, Louisville player Mann making his way in the Dodgers system

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com At 6-foot-3, first-year professional Devin Mann is not a typical second baseman. Of the 30 second sackers in the No. 1 slot on the latest Major League Baseball depth charts, just two are listed as taller than 6-3. Colorado’s D.J. LeMahieu and Milwaukee’s Travis Shaw are both 6-4. Eleven current 2B … Continue reading Former Columbus North, Louisville player Mann making his way in the Dodgers system

Columbus North’s McDaniel speaks out about travel baseball, recruiting

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Travel baseball continues to grow in Indiana. Player are increasingly aligning with organizations for the chance to play more games. One of the reasons many high school-aged players go with travel teams is to get seen by college coaches who attend showcase tournaments during the college off-season. As a long-time travel … Continue reading Columbus North’s McDaniel speaks out about travel baseball, recruiting

Columbus native Gray deliver for Milwaukee Milkmen in a big way

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Peyton Gray has spent July and August dodging bats. The right-handed pitcher from Columbus, Ind., playing independent professional baseball has been dominant in his back of the bullpen role. As the closer for the American Association’s Milwaukee Milkmen, Gray goes into play today (Aug. 26) with a 2-0 record, 10 saves … Continue reading Columbus native Gray deliver for Milwaukee Milkmen in a big way

Columbus East, Franklin College grad Claycamp gets pro ball opportunity in The Battle of the Bourbon Trail

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Sam Claycamp began playing baseball at 3. The Columbus, Ind., native had a pretty good idea might be on the diamond at 23. But when his workouts before professional coaches and scouts did not yield an offer, he figured his baseball would come in an adult amateur league. Claycamp played in … Continue reading Columbus East, Franklin College grad Claycamp gets pro ball opportunity in The Battle of the Bourbon Trail

IHSBCA North/South All-Stars revealed for 2019

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Madison Consolidated High School and Hanover College will be the site of activities for the 2019 Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association North/South All-Star Series. All-stars chosen from around the state will meet have workouts at the high school and a banquet at the college Friday, June 21. The keynote speaker … Continue reading IHSBCA North/South All-Stars revealed for 2019

Here’s a look back at 2018 IHSBCA North/South All-Star Series in South Bend

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com The 2018 Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Series is in the books. Despite wet weather in South Bend, Ind., many of the best players from around the state got a chance to show what they can do on the diamond —  first with the annual Junior Showcase Friday, July … Continue reading Here’s a look back at 2018 IHSBCA North/South All-Star Series in South Bend

South Bend ready to shine for 2018 IHSBCA North/South All-Star Series July 20-22

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Downtown South Bend will be the site as some of the best high school baseball the state has to offer gather for the 2018 Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association North/South All-Star Series. Activities are planned for Friday through Sunday, July 20-22 at Four Winds Field — home of the Midwest League’s … Continue reading South Bend ready to shine for 2018 IHSBCA North/South All-Star Series July 20-22

With emphasis on fundamentals, Gratz has Columbus East Olympians in the regional

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Placing a premium on fundamentals, Columbus East finds itself playing in an IHSAA baseball regional in 2018. Under the direction of seventh-year head coach Jon Gratz, the Olympians beat Columbus North 7-6 Monday, May 28 to win the Class 4A Shelbyville Sectional and are headed to the Evansville Reitz Regional at … Continue reading With emphasis on fundamentals, Gratz has Columbus East Olympians in the regional

Bedford North Lawrence coach Callahan wants his Stars to know their roles

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com An athlete knowing and accepting their place can go a long way toward the success of a team. Bedford North Lawrence High School head baseball coach Jeff Callahan firmly embraces this philosophy and passes it along to his Stars. “We are working with athletes to understand their role,” says Callahan, who … Continue reading Bedford North Lawrence coach Callahan wants his Stars to know their roles

IHSBCA North/South All-Star Series rosters released

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Rosters and coaching staffs have been chosen for the for the 44th Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association North/South All-Star Series. IHSBCA members have chosen members of the Class of 2017 to take part in festivities Friday through Sunday, July 14-16, at Ball State University in Muncie. The junior showcase, all-star practices … Continue reading IHSBCA North/South All-Star Series rosters released