First off, I want to apologize for not writing in a while. Over the past couple of weeks we have been struggling to say the least. At times we will play good baseball, and at times we look like “just another northern team.” Heading into confrence play this weekend against Charlotte, it is crucial that we start to pull together on the field and prove how good we are.
The Rams spent all of last week out in Southern California playing two weekend series agasint Pepperdine and UC Santa Barbara as well as a midweek two-game set against Cal State Northridge. Overall, we finished the trip at 2-6; extremely dissapointing. It was almost like the entire week we just couldn’t get out of our own way. The most frustrating thing about this funk that we are in right now is knowing that we are so much better than what we’ve been showing. We pride ourselves on going into nice venues such as a Vanderbilt or Pepperdine and showing those “big” schools that we are just as good as them.
However, once again, the great thing about the game of baseball is knowing that tomorrow is a brand new day. Fortunately, we came out and proved that with a hard-fought 7-5 win over Sacred Heart where Chris Famiglietti and Jeff Roy led the way offensively. Because I’ve been injured, I didn’t make the trip to Connecticut with the boys but I did listen in to the live feed, online at my house in Narragansett – and I can’t say how proud I was of Jeff Roy. I have been riding him for two years straight now, simply because I know how great of a baseball player he can be. He showed that yesterday, laying a bunt down, stealing a bag when he needed to and providing a spark for the team, which is exactly what we needed. Especially as we head into a big weekend series vs. the Atlantic 10 preseason favorite Charlotte 49ers.
Until next time,
Mike Le Bel