Gameday mentality fuels Frame-coached Huntington U. Foresters

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com The Huntington (Ind.) University baseball team can’t control the wintry weather and the fact that they have to do almost all of their practicing indoors so far in 2019. But the Foresters won’t use that as an alibi. Mike Frame, who is in his 35th season as HU head coach, won’t … Continue reading Gameday mentality fuels Frame-coached Huntington U. Foresters

Huntington U.’s Frame embraces the relationships

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Mike Frame has experienced plenty on the baseball field. In his 33rd season as head coach at Huntington University, he has seen plenty of hits, runs, errors, walks and strikeouts. When he started with the Foresters, Frame was not much older than the players he was leading. “I was so young,” … Continue reading Huntington U.’s Frame embraces the relationships

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

Kinnison helping Blackhawk Christian baseball players reach their goals

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Kevin Kinnison is a facilitator. As head baseball coach at Blackhawk Christian School in Fort Wayne, Ind., Kinnison helps gets athletes where they need to go. “As a Class A school, we focus on individuals striving to be consistent and the best they can be,” says Kinnison, who has led the … Continue reading Kinnison helping Blackhawk Christian baseball players reach their goals

Flueckiger’s coaching path leads him to Huntington North Vikings baseball

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com New Huntington North High School head baseball coach Mark Flueckiger has had the good fortune of being around many fertile coaching minds during his athletic days. “I’ve been blessed with a lot of great people in the sports world,” says Flueckiger. “I couldn’t have drawn it up any better. “You’re always … Continue reading Flueckiger’s coaching path leads him to Huntington North Vikings baseball

Veteran coach Rogers enjoys having a diamond to call his own with Leo Lions

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Gary Rogers finally is in charge of a baseball facility where he gets first dibs. In 32 seasons as head coach at Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers High School, Rogers did not have an on-campus field and shared diamonds around the Summit City. At various times, the Knights practiced at Tillman … Continue reading Veteran coach Rogers enjoys having a diamond to call his own with Leo Lions

Indiana State, Rose-Hulman, IU Southeast among hot teams

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com May is almost here and college baseball teams are gearing up for the home stretch. Two of Indiana’s hottests squads call Terre Haute home. Through April 28 NCAA Division I Indiana State (32-9) was on a five-game win streak after the Mitch Hannahs-coached Sycamores’ seventh weekend series sweep of the 2019 … Continue reading Indiana State, Rose-Hulman, IU Southeast among hot teams

Stambazze keeping minds in motion for Whitko Wildcats

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com First-year head coach Bob Stambazze says he wants his baseball players at Whitko Junior-Senior High School in South Whitley, Ind., to process the game. “Your mind is constantly in motion,” says Stambazze. “We do chalk talk and go through (defensive) scenarios. Every play, everyone has a responsibility. Who to back up … Continue reading Stambazze keeping minds in motion for Whitko Wildcats

Vet coach Goodmiller now leading Norwell Knights baseball

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Coaching baseball at the levels he has for decades has been rewarding for Dave Goodmiller. “I like high school and college so much because you see kids who get physically stronger and mature,” says Goodmiller. “It’s a time of growth — physically, mentally and skill-wise.” “I really like developing the kids. That’s … Continue reading Vet coach Goodmiller now leading Norwell Knights baseball

Mollenkopf entering 14th season of leading Caston Comets

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Baseball is a big deal at a small school in Fulton County, Ind. The Comets of Caston Junior/Senior High School (an IHSAA Class 1A member with an enrollment of about 215 in the top four grades) take pride in their facility — known as the “The Crater” — and the ball that is … Continue reading Mollenkopf entering 14th season of leading Caston Comets