Michigan State's Blaise Salter (left) and Ryan Krill (right). (Michigan State)


The East Lansing Leviathans

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Everyone has a type, even college baseball coaches. We think about the Stanford hitter or the Vanderbilt pitcher, or the farm somewhere in the Low-country swamps where stocky on-base machines are grown and harvested to play first base for South Carolina, but baseball is a sport that features dozens of skill sets and body types, and for each, there’s a coach who wants to recruit it.

Michigan State logoOhio State closer Trace Dempsey, a smallish, talkative grinder, fits his team’s archetype well; after a game against Michigan State,[…]