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If You’re Hired To Be Fired…Why Bother?
May
1

If You’re Hired To Be Fired…Why Bother?

The revolving door for coaches is in full forward, coming and going, and in some cases the victims of circumstances out of their hands. So isn’t hard to understand…why anyone (like Lance Schneider, below) would want to do it at all? Some thoughtful perspective on a job much tougher for reasons other than winning.

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Hoard: Vada Pinson, Another Memory, Another Lesson
May
1

Hoard: Vada Pinson, Another Memory, Another Lesson

His ability to hit a baseball, run like a deer, and catch anything that flew were just the baseball attributes of former Red, Vada Pinson. Later in life I was to find out that there was much, much more. He was one of the good guys, too. Remembering one of the Reds’ greats as only Greg Hoard can do, in today’s inside feature.

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The Butler (Aviators) Did It, Again
Apr
30

The Butler (Aviators) Did It, Again

Vandalia Butler takes advantage of four Tipp errors for the series sweep, winning Tuesday’s game in a pitcher’s duel, 2-1. Columnist Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside GWOC feature.

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Deitsch ‘Knuckles’ Down, As St. Hank Takes Minster
Apr
30

Deitsch ‘Knuckles’ Down, As St. Hank Takes Minster

St. Henry used classic St. Henry baseball to do it – pitching, defense, and some timely hitting on Tuesday – a senior effort by pitcher Rylee Deitsch, to beat Minster on the road. Read about the game in our latest MAC baseball update.

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‘Must’ Wins:  Now Or Never For The Buckeyes…Or Is It?
Apr
28

‘Must’ Wins: Now Or Never For The Buckeyes…Or Is It?

Needing to win and win now to maintain confidence and a relevant hope for post-season play, the Buckeyes’ losses to Iowa over the weekend magnified the reality that the future is now…while defining another important long-term objective.

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Hoard: Beals Prods Bucks For The Stretch Run
Apr
28

Hoard: Beals Prods Bucks For The Stretch Run

Griffan Smith gave them another quality start, and Ridge Winand scored what proved to be the winning run (above) in the third inning. The Buckeyes salvaged the final game of their weekend series with Iowa. Read about it from Greg Hoard in today’s Press pros inside feature.

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All Things Considered, A Very Admirable Hawkeye….
Apr
27

All Things Considered, A Very Admirable Hawkeye….

Iowa senior Cole McDonald dazzled in Friday night’s 4-2 opening win, but to meet him is to admire his patience to improve and a solid plan for a future outside of baseball.

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Hoard: OSU Goes Flat, Faces An Iowa Sweep
Apr
27

Hoard: OSU Goes Flat, Faces An Iowa Sweep

Dark day, misssed opportunities…The Buckeyes combined men left on base, with four errors, and another bullpen collapse to lose the weekend series to iowa on Saturday. They’ll seek to avoid a sweep in Sunday’s finale. Read Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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Another Marvel-ous Effort From Coldwater, Frilling
Apr
27

Another Marvel-ous Effort From Coldwater, Frilling

After opening the season with three consecutive losses, Coldwater’s Saturday win makes fourteen straight wins and the impression that  the Cavaliers are on their way to another deep tournament run. Read Greg Billing’s story in today’s feature.

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Hoard: Two-Out Failures Cost Bucks Iowa Opener
Apr
27

Hoard: Two-Out Failures Cost Bucks Iowa Opener

The Buckeyes ran into a hot Iowa pitcher while wasting a strong starting effort from their own. And their inability to cash in on the opportunities they had late in the game cost them the series opener against the Hawkeyes. Greg Hoard shares the story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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What The Media Does, Or Doesn’t, Know…About Daniel Jones
Apr
26

What The Media Does, Or Doesn’t, Know…About Daniel Jones

They’re yelling about the the New York Giants drafting Duke’s quarterback, Daniel Jones, sixth in the first round of the NFL draft.  I ask the question, who’s to question – Mel Kiper, Todd McShay included – before he ever plays, and why should we believe them?

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The Reader Speaks…April 25, 2019
Apr
25

The Reader Speaks…April 25, 2019

Questions from you, answers from us pertaining to coverage of local sports instead of the Reds and other major league sports…and why college baseball gets such a prominent platform on Press Pros. Good questions, and hopefully good answers to read in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Marion Local Strikes .500 On A Knapschaefer Gem
Apr
23

Marion Local Strikes .500 On A Knapschaefer Gem

Marion Local’s Tim Knapschaefer proved he’s all the way back from a knee injury, and delivered the gem of his high school baseball career. He struck out 13 in a complete-game three-hitter in Tuesday’s win over Ft. Recovery. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Baseball, Beer, And The Clydesdales.  The Story Behind The Song…..
Apr
23

Baseball, Beer, And The Clydesdales. The Story Behind The Song…..

This clip was sent to me last week, and with sincere appreciation and thanks I’ll share it with baseball fans of every age and level.  And somewhere my dear friend and Cardinal fan Stan Wilker will read, or hear, and smile.

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Loramie “Rusty” In Encore Win Over Versailles….
Apr
23

Loramie “Rusty” In Encore Win Over Versailles….

Right out of the chute…Fort Loramie took advantage of Versailles mistakes and too many free bases to score early, score often, and shoot down a runner at the plate in the third inning. The Redskins won 9-3 Monday night at Fifth-Third Field. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Buckeyes Find The Eggs…Take Easter Series From Terps
Apr
21

Buckeyes Find The Eggs…Take Easter Series From Terps

Buckeyes get big days from Ridge Winand (below) and Griffan Smith to take an Easter ‘special’ series on the road at Maryland. Read more in the latest update on Press Pros.

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A Horrible Start, A Glorious End…Bucks Split With Terps
Apr
20

A Horrible Start, A Glorious End…Bucks Split With Terps

Same View, Different Perspectives….OSU’s Brent Todys (foreground) and Maryland pitcher John Murphy (background) watch Todys’s 11th inning home run sail out of the park, giving the Buckeyes a 10-9 win and a split of Saturday’s doubleheader. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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The Time Is Now For The Buckeyes….
Apr
20

The Time Is Now For The Buckeyes….

Faced with another doubleheader this weekend, the Buckeyes need to address their place in the Big Ten standings, and do some gettin’ while the gettin’s good.

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Hal (McCoy) Answers:  Volume #3
Apr
19

Hal (McCoy) Answers: Volume #3

The latest of questions for Hal McCoy from Press Pros readers near and far…on where Nick Senzel will play (when he does play), on the difference in baseballs (then and now), and how do teams select which dugout to use. Read it all in today’s inside feature.

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Buckeyes In Maryland:  But It’s Not All Baseball….
Apr
19

Buckeyes In Maryland: But It’s Not All Baseball….

What do you do in the Maryland countryside when the baseball game’s rained out?  Well, a little history in this case, and a side trip Friday to the Antietam National Battlefield.

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