Kauffman to lead Fairfield program for ’18 season

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Fairfield High School is coming down the home stretch of the 2017 baseball season and heading into the postseason. The Falcons hope to finish strong for head coach Keeton Zartman in his final campaign. Zartman, a 2007 FHS graduate who is currently a math teacher at Fairfield, is changing jobs and … Continue reading Kauffman to lead Fairfield program for ’18 season

Cancer, other health issues can’t keep NorthWood’s Dillion Weldy from serving others

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Dillion Weldy has faced physical challenges throughout his young life. At two weeks old, he went to Riley Hospital of Children in Indianapolis to repair a heart defect (coarctation of the aorta). He also has a heart murmur and an abnormally-shaped bicuspid aortic valve. These conditions restricted his activity, but he … Continue reading Cancer, other health issues can’t keep NorthWood’s Dillion Weldy from serving others

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

Bock, Fremont Eagles eager to add to their baseball success

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Fremont (Ind.) High School chased down an elusive sectional baseball championship in 2018. Head coach Justin Bock saw the Eagles grab the program’s first sectional title since 2005, beating Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian 5-4 in the final of the 2018 IHSAA Class 1A Fremont Sectional. Fremont (15-16) went on to lose … Continue reading Bock, Fremont Eagles eager to add to their baseball success

Doty sees buying into the program key for Wawasee baseball

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com With clear communication as a priority and continuity on the coaching staff, Wawasee High School baseball is looking forward to the 2019 season. Brent Doty, a 2002 Wawasee graduate, is entering his sixth season as head coach at his alma mater, which is located in Syracuse, Ind. Primarily a catcher, Doty … Continue reading Doty sees buying into the program key for Wawasee baseball

Indiana native Wagner enjoying the big league life in first season behind mic for Blue Jays

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Ben Wagner is basking in the glow of his first full-time Major League Baseball escapades. After a decade as play-by-play announcer for the Triple-A Buffalo (N.Y.) Bisons, Wagner got the call to the big leagues in March when the Toronto Blue Jays named the Indiana native as their radio voice. Jerry … Continue reading Indiana native Wagner enjoying the big league life in first season behind mic for Blue Jays

Success follows Eastside’s Willard from softball to baseball diamonds

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Aaron Willard enjoyed plenty of success in his time as head softball coach at Eastside High School in Butler, Ind. In 23 seasons, he Blazers softballers won 13 sectional titles (three in the IHSAA single-class era and five each in Class 1A and 2A). When Jason Pierce left the head baseball … Continue reading Success follows Eastside’s Willard from softball to baseball diamonds

Isaacs in charge of a baseball ‘brotherhood’ with Lakeland Lakers

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Banding together as baseball brothers, the Lakeland High School program has enjoyed a turnaround in two seasons with Michael Isaacs as head coach. “We call ourselves a brotherhood,” says Isaacs. “We’ve got a group of young men to believe in themselves and believe in each other. “Our group is pretty loose. … Continue reading Isaacs in charge of a baseball ‘brotherhood’ with Lakeland Lakers

Thompson brings NG3 values of character, community and change to Indiana

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Coaches and educators are busy people. They are balancing practice schedules, lineups, game strategy, lesson plans and more. Lending a helping hand in the areas of character development, servant leadership and other positive behaviors is where NG3 — headquartered in Atlanta — comes in. The “NG” stands for Next Generation and the … Continue reading Thompson brings NG3 values of character, community and change to Indiana

Risedorph has NorthWood Panthers playing baseball with accountability, confidence, toughness

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com If it seems like NorthWood High School baseball players are jacked up all the time, there’s a reason for that. First-year Panthers head coach A.J. Risedorph asked his players at the Elkhart County school and that’s the way they want to attack the 2018 season. Several players, including seniors Payton Bear … Continue reading Risedorph has NorthWood Panthers playing baseball with accountability, confidence, toughness