Ball State starts strong in MAC; Indiana State’s Hannahs, Huntington’s Frame reach milestones

By STEVE KRAHhttp://www.IndianaRBI.com Ball State scored 46 runs in the first three games against Bowling Green to move to 9-10 overall and 6-1 in the Mid-American Conference.The final contest of the set was slated for today (March 21). The Cardinals have won four straight overall.Amid all the offense in Game 1’s 17-0 romp, Ball State … Continue reading Ball State starts strong in MAC; Indiana State’s Hannahs, Huntington’s Frame reach milestones

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

Mortrud’s Midwest Recruiting, LLC approaching 1-year anniversary

By STEVE KRAHhttp://www.IndianaRBI.com First-hand familiarity with the subject and the desire to offer something of value to baseball players and their families led Aaron Mortrud to launch Midwest Recruiting, LLC in October 2020.Mortrud, a 1990 graduate of Bethany Christian School in Waterford Mills, Ind. (south side of Goshen), where his head coach was Dan Bodiker, … Continue reading Mortrud’s Midwest Recruiting, LLC approaching 1-year anniversary

Former college mates Willard, Neuenschwander meet as opposing coaches

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Aaron Willard reached a milestone with his son on the mound and his former college roommate and teammate in the other dugout. When the Eastside Blazers beat the Adam Central Jets 3-1 Saturday, May 29 in the semifinals of the IHSAA Class 2A Eastside Sectional it gave Willard his 100th varsity … Continue reading Former college mates Willard, Neuenschwander meet as opposing coaches

Indiana’s college baseball teams take to the diamond for ’21

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Cabin fever and cold temperatures have been a reality in Indiana this winter. But it’s beginning to thaw in many places. College baseball games have been played in the state and institutions from the state have traveled to open the 2021 season. There are 38 college baseball programs in Indiana — Ball … Continue reading Indiana’s college baseball teams take to the diamond for ’21

High school assistants make impact around Indiana

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Head coaches of high school baseball programs across Indiana have enjoyed help from some longtime assistants. Here are some of their stories: Rhett Welliever (Crawfordsville) Going into his 36th season in 2021, Rhett Welliever has been the pitching coach at Crawfordsville (Ind.) High School for his whole run. “I’m a humongous … Continue reading High school assistants make impact around Indiana

Coronavirus measures cause abrupt end to ’20 college baseball season in Indiana

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Who saw this coming? Because of concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic, most of the college baseball seasons in Indiana came to a premature end. COVID-19 has caused campuses to shut down with many schools going to remote learning and social distancing practiced across the country. The NCAA, NAIA and National Junior … Continue reading Coronavirus measures cause abrupt end to ’20 college baseball season in Indiana

Fundamentals key for Brumbaugh’s Fort Wayne Northrop Bruins

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Fundamental defense. Deep pitching. Timely hitting. These are the main goals of the baseball program at Fort Wayne (Ind.) Northrop High School, where alum Matt Brumbaugh is entering his ninth season as head coach in 2020. “We will play small ball and try to hit the ball gap-to-gap,” says Brumbaugh. “We … Continue reading Fundamentals key for Brumbaugh’s Fort Wayne Northrop Bruins

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