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CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (April 27th)

Hello Again Everyone,

First off, I want to apologize for not being around the past couple of weeks, surgery has put me on the shelf for the season… However, I will be back at it 100 percent for opening day next year. I want to say thank you to my family and teammates who have been more than supportive of me through surgery and inspire me to work as hard as possible through the upcoming months of rehab.

Also, a special thanks to Liam O’Sullivan who took over the blog for a week and did an outstanding job. Liam is a great writer but is also tearing it up this year on the hill. Five straight starts, five straight wins, enough said.

This past weekend was our annual Run the Bases for Autism Awareness Day. This is a special day for everyone in the URI Baseball family as we get together to play a conference game but more importantly to raise money towards a great cause. On Autism Day we play in honor of Coach Foster’s daughter Delaney Foster. This year, we raised $4,500 for the Autism Project – an outstanding job from everyone involved.

I know I will be leaving some names out here, but special thanks to our “Greek Life” volunteers – there were about 70 volunteers from URI fraternities and sororities. Also, thanks to Boars Head, Hostess and Kayem for donating the food, which is always crucial in between games of a double header. Finally, on behalf of the team I would like to thank Coach Foster’s wife Narelle Foster who works as hard as anyone to make sure that Autism Awareness Day is a success.

This weekend the boys are at Florida State for a three-game set against the nation’s #1 team, late in the year. This will be a great test to see where we are at heading into the last couple conference weekends. Good Luck fellas, “Big Tiz” and I will be following closely on Gametracker!

Until Next Time,

Michael Le Bel