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Jul
18

From The Dugout: What Is “Baseball Tough”?

The beauty about being baseball tough is that it takes absolutely no physical ability. Believe it or not, it is just a choice. Every baseball player can make the choice of making no excuses, confiding in themselves, respecting the game, and facing their fears.

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Jul
13

Attitudes About Deer Hunting Need To Change….

With increased scrutiny on guns, shooting, and the recreation of the shooting sports, attitudes with hunting must change to preserve and justify one of our most treasured traditions.

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Jun
28

From The Dugout: How To Feel Hops

Our 2016 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being defensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Jun
5

Buckeyes Fall To WSU In Season-Ending Loss, 7-3….

Misery, as the season ends…A poor starting performance put the Buckeyes in too deep a hole and their season comes to an end at the hands of Wright State in the elimination game of the NCAA Louisville regional. Read more in our latest update.

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Jun
5

NCAA Regional: Buckeyes “Slugged” By Louisville…

John Havird was not the John Havird of recent starts. And in a game which featured two weather delays, Ohio State ran into a loaded Louisville team with an offensive and pitching combination capable of producing streaks of lightning and thunder of its own. Read more in our latest Buckeyes post.

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Jun
3

Buckeyes’ Storybook Season Adds A Chapter…

A storybook season for Ohio State adds another chapter, with the help of some two-out magic in the Louisville regional.

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Feb
3

From The Dugout: Baseball Right Around The Corner…

As another baseball season approaches, I always assess our commitment to leadership as much as I do our commitment to stats. Put the two together and you’ve got a winning combination.

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Nov
10

From The Dugout: Remembering Our Buddy, Cameron Neal

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach is best continues with this week’s feature on a young man who taught the Dayton Flyers more about life than they could ever teach him about baseball.

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Oct
17

Randy Bruns: “Cole”-fired Flyers Prevent Indian Uprising

Fueled by the outstanding play of quarterback Cole Griesdorn, Marion Local returned to winning form with a shutout win over visiting Ft. Recovery. Read more from guest columnist Randy Bruns in this week’s MAC feature.

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Oct
10

An Emotional Win For Covington…

Covington coach Dave Miller stood at midfield with tears streaming down his face as he accepted hugs from players and coaches after his Buccaneers came back from a 14-0 deficit to defeat Miami East 21-20 in overtime.

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Oct
5

Craig Stammen: A Summer Off from Baseball

Craig Stammen’s story of hard work and determination to return to form next year after Tommy John surgery makes for an interesting read and great insight into a less-than-happy side of major league baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
19

From The Dugout: The Lost Trait Of Loyalty…

It is perhaps the most overused, and misused, word in sports and in our culture. Some coaching thoughts on the value of loyalty, and lessons learned the hard as to its misuse! As it pertains to baseball from UD coach Tony Vittorio, in his latest column.

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Sep
8

Lessons Learned From Uncle Mel…..

There are no trips, and there is no vacation, that can take the place of a boy growing up with the simple summer fun of an understanding uncle, a .22 rifle.
A nostalgic story that personifies lessons learned and a freedom inconceivable to lose for so many Americans…today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
14

From The Dugout: Hard Work In Baseball

If you want to do something bad enough, there’s only one way to do it. You go after it, not just hard, but as aggressively as you can!

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Apr
15

“Cheat” Counts In Hitting…

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being offensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Apr
15

“Cheat” Counts When Hitting…..

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being offensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Mar
27

From The Boys State Tournament: The Reader Speaks

Catching up with recent mail, including comments from last week’s girls state tournament…on prep basketball, difference in boys and girls, race in sports, and Hal McCoy’s new book.

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Mar
24

From The Dugout: Reading Hops…!

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being defensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Mar
10

The Three Bad “Fs”….

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being defensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Feb
19

Fielding Starts With An “F”…Part 2

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being defensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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