Best of D1: Golden Spikes Spotlight on Fullerton’s Thomas Eshelman
From the D1Baseball vault: Thomas Eshelman’s uncanny command made him one of the most unique college pitchers of his generation. Michael Baumann saluted the Fullerton ace in a 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight.
Prospect Profile: Clemson’s Sam Weatherly Makes The Leap
There might not be a player in college baseball who made a bigger jump forward in 2020 than Clemson ace Sam Weatherly, who should rocket into the top round or two of the draft. Walter Villa details Weatherly’s evolution.
Prospect Profile: FIU’s Logan Allen Has ‘It’ Factor
Florida International’s Logan Allen is one of the most polished lefthanders in the 2020 draft class, giving him a chance to be drafted in the first round. Walter Villa details Allen’s development into a premier prospect.
Best of D1: Golden Spikes Spotlight on Arkansas’ Andrew Benintendi (2015)
From the D1Baseball vault: Kendall Rogers tells the story of Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi’s remarkable turnaround season, which ended with the Golden Spikes Award.
Best Of D1: Golden Spikes Spotlight On UCLA’s David Berg (2015)
From the D1Baseball vault: UCLA’s David Berg is the most accomplished closer in college baseball history. Aaron Fitt tells the story of Berg’s incredible rise from overlooked prep to college superstar.
Best Of D1: GSA Spotlight On Illinois’ Tyler Jay (2015)
In May of 2015, Michael Baumann explored Tyler Jay’s rise to elite prospect status and explained what made the lefty nearly untouchable that season.
Best Of D1: Vandy’s Fulmer Follows Gray’s Footsteps (2015)
From the D1Baseball vault: A March 2015 feature on Vanderbilt ace Carson Fulmer, who was one of the most entertaining players in college baseball that year.
Best Of D1: Golden Spikes Spotlight On Freshman Brendan McKay (2015)
We’re digging through our archives and re-posting some of the best work of D1Baseball’s first five years. Today, we present a 2015 profile of then-freshman Brendan McKay, whose greatness was already apparent just a few months into his collegiate career.
Coppin State’s Ruffino Doesn’t Let Disability Slow Him Down
Coppin State lefthanded pitcher Tim Ruffino might only have one hand, but he has never let that determine who he is on or off the field.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: DBU’s Burl Carraway
Dallas Baptist lefty Burl Carraway was recruited as a projectable, undersized two-way talent, but he has blossomed into one of college baseball’s most electric and effective closers.
Fordham’s Jake Baker Juggles Baseball, Medicine — And Rock Music
On the field, Jake Baker is a key catalyst for defending A-10 champion Fordham. Off the field, he’s a pre-med student — and the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for a rock band with more than 3 million streams.
Iowa’s Jack Dreyer: Rubik’s Cube Artist By Day, Ace By Night
Lefthander Jack Dreyer is the Friday night ace for Iowa, but he spends his free time creating incredible murals out of Rubik’s Cubes. Walter Villa shares his story.
Pete Frates Leaves Behind Incredible Legacy
Boston College legend Pete Frates succumbed to his battle with ALS, but his inspiration and legacy will never be forgotten.
An Alternate Approach To Summer: The Rise Of Private Facility Training
Duke righthander Bryce Jarvis is part of a growing trend of college pitchers training at private facilities like Driveline and CSP instead of playing summer ball. We shadowed Jarvis and explored the trend.
D1Baseball’s Super Regional Era 20th Anniversary Team
It’s been 20 years since the modern age of college baseball arrived with the advent of the 64-team NCAA field and new bat standards. We pick the best players at each position in the era.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: UCLA’s Ryan Garcia
Ryan Garcia has been the best pitcher for the best team in college baseball, leading all power-conference pitchers in ERA. Walter Villa tells the story of his rise to dominance.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Elon’s George Kirby
Elon’s George Kirby has one of college baseball’s most electric fastballs, and he also has an uncanny ability to pound the strike zone, helping him lead the nation in strikeout-walk ratio.
On A Mission For Mom: FIU’s Red-Hot Shenton Helps Mother Fight Cancer
Austin Shenton extended his hitting streak to 22 games Sunday — a perfect Mother’s Day present to his mother Andrea, who has relished Austin’s success as she has battled breast cancer.
For Northwestern, It’s All In The Family
One-third of Northwestern’s starting lineup is family: brothers Jack and David Dunn along with their cousin Michael Trautwein. Walter Villa tells their family’s story.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Missouri’s TJ Sikkema
TJ Sikkema has been a valuable Swiss army knife for Missouri for three years, but he’s enjoying his best season as a junior, ranking fourth in the nation in ERA and leading the Tigers toward regionals.
Etheridge: Mississippi State Preparing To Host Grand Party
Mississippi State’s sweep over Georgia and series win over A&M boosted its Top 8 hopes. With their eye-popping new ballpark, Starkville is prepping for one heckuva regional party.
Louisiana Tech Copes With Tornado’s Aftermath
A deadly tornado destroyed Louisiana Tech’s beloved home field last week, leaving the Bulldogs and the community of Ruston to pick up the pieces.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: EKU’s Aaron Ochsenbein
Eastern Kentucky’s Aaron Ochsenbein has grown into one of the most dominant closers in college baseball. Find out the keys to his star turn as a fifth-year senior this spring.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Tulane’s Kody Hoese
Tulane’s Kody Hoese almost signed as a draft-eligible sophomore last year. Instead he returned to the Green Wave and has terrorized opposing pitching as a junior, leading the nation with 21 homers.
Texas A&M’s Ducoff Serving As Inspiration In Last Hurrah
Texas A&M’s Jonathan Ducoff seemed to have his life turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis. Now, he’s a premier part of the nation’s No. 7 ranked club.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Harvard’s Patrick McColl
Harvard’s Patrick McColl tweaked his offensive approach in the offseason and has blossomed into one of the most dangerous hitters in college baseball as a senior.