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

Notre Dame’s Ristano expects his pitchers to be aggressive

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com As Chuck Ristano sees it, delivering a baseball from 60 feet, 6 inches is not passive. That’s why the pitching coach in his 10th year at the University of Notre Dame takes an active approach with his young athletes. “Pitching development is a fight,” says Ristano, who was a presenter at … Continue reading Notre Dame’s Ristano expects his pitchers to be aggressive

Guthrie eager to get going with Prairie Heights Panthers

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com T.J. Guthrie was just hired as the head baseball coach at Prairie Heights Community High School near LaGrange, Ind. Guthrie and his coaching staff are young and eager to work with the Panthers. “There’s not a staff out there more excited to get going,” says Guthrie, who at 26 is the … Continue reading Guthrie eager to get going with Prairie Heights Panthers

NECC Home Run Derby promotes baseball, cancer awareness

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com As a way of promoting baseball and helping the community, two senior ballplayers at Lakeland Junior/Senior High School in LaGrange, Ind., came up with an idea. Jayce Riegling and Braden Yoder decided to organize a home run derby and invited other players from the Northeast Corner Conference to participate. Sixteen hitters … Continue reading NECC Home Run Derby promotes baseball, cancer awareness

Graybeal getting Central Noble Cougars ready for baseball, life

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com As a high school educator, Tyler Graybeal sees his job as getting his students ready for what comes after school while enjoying their time in it. That explains the points of emphasis for the head baseball coach at Central Noble Junior/Senior High School in Albion, Ind. “It’s not wins and losses, … Continue reading Graybeal getting Central Noble Cougars ready for baseball, life

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