Baseball

New Rules go into effect for spring sports

By Greg Johnson Several rules changes are planned this season for the spring sports of men’s lacrosse, baseball, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s track and field, and softball. The rules committees for each of those sports met last...

Rules panel approves shot clock procedure in men’s lacrosse

By Greg Johnson The Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Friday approved rules changes in men’s lacrosse, including the establishment of a shot clock procedure that replaces the sport’s stall warning. The panel also approved changes in...

Kentucky pitcher handles life's curve ball

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org For 29 years, Ben Shaffar’s ambitions were confined to the 60-feet, 6-inches between the edge of the pitching rubber and the tip of home plate. His greatest triumphs and most agonizing disappointments occurred in...

DI Baseball Committee studies seeding 16 teams

By Greg Johnson The Division I Baseball Committee is examining the possibility of seeding up to 16 teams for future championships. Currently, the committee seeds eight teams in the 64-team field. Committee members believe that expanding...

Baseball umps may be allowed to overturn foul calls

By Greg Johnson The Baseball Rules Committee at its three-day meeting that concluded Wednesday recommended that umpires be allowed to conference and determine whether a call on a batted ball should be changed from foul to fair. If approved...

Life-long baseball fan passes away before attending Men’s College World Series game

By Greg Johnson Bert Boquet’s love of baseball was undeniable. That was true from the age of 10 when he met legendary slugger Babe Ruth until this year’s Men’s College World Series in Omaha, where arrangements had been made for him to...

Bridgewater athlete changes his lens on life

By Andrew Crum NCAA.org Sometimes perspective is everything. The way you see something depends on your outlook and your point of view. For Joseph Cross, football transformed into art and a passion for photography. Cross came to Bridgewater...

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