Central College’s Colton DeRocher proves he’s not your average ballplayer

Central’s right fielder is one of the best players in the American Rivers Conference, and he’s overcome a lot to get there. https://www.weareiowa.com/embeds/video/responsive/524-ce62029d-2973-41f4-9cd9-abe8ea3bee52/iframe PELLA, Iowa — Central senior Colton DeRocher is an all-around baseball player. “(His) bat speed’s awesome, he’s fun to watch, he’s got good power in the box, he’s a great athlete around the bases…

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Amputee Baseball Team Hits a Homerun in Inspiration

More than just a competitive sports team, the Louisville Slugger Warriors amputee baseball team has created an incredible community unified by their shared love for the game and similar challenges. Competing against able-bodied teams in national baseball tournaments and special events, these men have the opportunity to show that disability doesn’t determine skill. Craig Handel…

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A baseball player is throwing the ball at a game.

CRAIG HANDEL Monday, August14, 2023  When Louisville Slugger Warriors National Amputee Baseball Team members Parker Hanson, Colton DeRocher, Shan Donovan and Danny Williams talk about who inspired them, they share a common name: Jim Abbott. DeRocher once met him and called it a “neat experience.†Even though his career ended nearly 25 years ago, Abbot’s…

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