The latest edition of The Base Path Podcast is a good one for fans of the ISL.
Lawrence Academy coach Chris Margraf joins host Dan Guttenplan to discuss his team’s run to its first ISL title since 2011. It was a much different team than the 2011 version, led by eventual big-leaguer Tyler Beede. This year’s team relied on its collective speed on the base paths. Lawrence Academy players combined for 107 stolen bases in 22 games.
“We knew we were going to play the game fast and loose,” Margraf said. “We’ve not even close to this, but it’s the Tim Corbin style at Vanderbilt where we just run, run, run. I think we knew we were going to be good defensively, and we had enough pitching, but we worried a little bit about the bats.”
Lawrence Academy coach Chris Margraf led his team to an ISL championship after two draining years of dealing with the pandemic. Lawrence went 17-4-1 overall and clinched its first ISL title since 2011 with a no-hitter against Tabor Academy.