Indiana head coach Chris Lemonis told me I had carte blanche access to his team while I was at their game in Hawaii against the Rainbows. So I snapped this pic of the final out from behind the Hoosier players perched on the top step of the dugout. First time I’ve been able to do a shot like this at a game.
This season is already flying by, ain’t it? I’ve been doing a little bit of flying myself, making it out to some far flung locations to see as much college baseball as I can in this early part of the season. And here are a collection of some of my favorite images I’ve been able to snap in these first five weeks of the 2017 campaign. Hope you dig ‘em.
UC Santa Barbara players react to Clay Fisher’s solo home run on the second pitch of the college baseball season in their game at LMU.
The legendary Augie Garrido cheers after the first pitch was thrown by this Fullerton fan on the day in which Garrido’s Titan jersey was retired.
Minnesota’s Eduardo Estrada explains to his teammates in the Gopher dugout how he hit his home run at UC Irvine.
Washington’s Chris Micheles unleashes another confusion-maker in his outing at St. Mary’s.
In a game played at Santa Clara’s Schott Stadium, Michigan takes the field for a game against St. Louis University.
Michigan outfielders take a mock selfie after the 6-1 win vs. St. Louis.
Stanford head coach Mark Marquess stands humbly as he is feted by a large number of his ex-players during a pregame ceremony before the Kansas game.
The view from field level of US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings, before the game between Hawaii and Minnesota.
Iowa’s Robert Neustrom looks for the umpire’s call on his attempted steal of second base vs. Hawaii at the Dairy Queen Classic inside US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Parker Hanson, a pitcher for Minnesota-Crookston, was born with only one hand but manages to make it work. Here he is pitching in a game vs. Dickinson State that started at 10:30pm at US Bank Stadium.
Minnesota players take part in a pregame round of pepper before they take on Oral Roberts inside US Bank Stadium.
Baylor prankster Tucker Cascadden preens for my camera in the Bears’ pregame huddle. A couple hours after this was taken, Cascadden hit the game-winning jog-off grand slam to beat Texas A&M.
TCU freshman phenom Nick Lodolo does a bullpen session in front of pitching coach Kirk Sarloos before their game at UC Irvine.
Fun in the California sun. Luken Baker and Ryan Merrill have a footrace in their pregame before facing off with UC Irvine.
“Hang Loose StitchHead”. Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso and his players give me a little island salute before their game with Indiana.
“Safe!” Hawaii’s Ethan Lopez gets the good news on the results of his slide into home vs. Indiana.
Coach Chris Lemonis gives his Indiana Hoosiers a little post-game praise after the win over Hawaii.