2014 CBD Journal with Tim Caputo (Rhode Island)

caputo_journalHello everyone. To start out I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Tim Caputo and I’m a junior here at the University of Rhode Island. I am studying Kinesiology, majoring in Exercise Science and I play infield for the Rhody Rams baseball team.

It’s about that time of year again to dust the dirt off of our spikes from summer ball and lace them up for another full season of hard work. Fall ball is the time when the new guys get to show their stuff and the veterans challenge these guys and introduce them to the lifestyle of being a college baseball player. It’s always fun to meet the new freshman and see which rookies will get the chance to make an immediate impact on and off the field.

Throughout the fall, we are challenged with a rigorous schedule of balancing academics and study hall with practice and workouts in the gym. Although it seems like a lot, this is what we live for and these are the months that will ultimately fuel us for the start of the 2014 college baseball season.

Back to the topic of newcomers – we’ve added three new faces to the staff this year. Coach Luke Demko will be helping Coach Foster with the pitching staff and Coach Luke Abraham will be working with the outfielders as well as helping out with the hitters, fine-tuning our bunting technique. We will also have Coach Dave Cunningham working behind the scenes as the director of baseball operations.

As always, it is exciting getting back to work with Coach Foster and Coach Cerrato as we know they will push us to become the best that we can be.

With every season comes a new beginning to make a mark. Every day is a new opportunity to become a better player in any way that we can. I couldn’t be more excited about our team this year. We will deeply miss the eight seniors who led the squad last year, but we are motivated to achieve new levels of greatness this season.

With a talented freshman class challenging upperclassmen for starting positions and a new, rejuvenated coaching staff – we’re ready to get to work. The baseball season’s just beginning and we’ve got a long road ahead of us, but with hard work, perseverance, and the right mentality, there are no limits to our success.

I look forward to sharing it you guys!

Tim Caputo