Category Archives: 2012 CBD Journals


CBD Journal with Western Illinois (April 17th)

This past weekend against North Dakota State was eventful. They are a solid team with talented players. Going into to the series we were looking to put up a fight after losing the series to Southern Utah. Unfortunately we were unable to come out and do that for the first game. Rich Mascheri had a quality start but we were just overmatched in game one. Like all series, the first game is the one that sets the tone for the games to come. In the second game we had an entirely different mindset. Dustin Hunter always gives us his best performance and we got a good one from him, only allowing three earned runs and striking out nine picking up a complete game. This was his first complete game of the season. Offensively, Kedroski continued to drive the ball well. Continue reading


2012 CBD Journal with Mike Le Bel (April 13th)

Hello Everyone,

Mike Le Bel has been doing a great job keeping you all informed on what has been going on in Rhody Baseball Nation. However, last week he had surgery on his left shoulder and is currently tied up in a sling and unable to type… so he has asked me (Liam O’Sullivan) to fill in for him. I have some big shoes to fill because I know he has some true followers but hopefully you all will bear with me this week. Continue reading

CBD Journal with Drake Brown (April 11th)

At the beginning of the year, most college baseball teams get together to come up with a motto for the upcoming season. “ONE HEARTBEAT,” “We’re busting ours to kick yours” and “UNCAGED” (College of Charleston) are prime examples of such proverbs that could only be created by the brilliant minds of your favorite student-athletes. Continue reading


CBD Journal with Western Illinois (April 10th)

Western Illinois Leatherneck Baseball hosted their first conference series this weekend against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. Rich Mascheri got the start on the mound Friday night and threw a strong 7 1/3 innings striking out nine batters on five hits. The hitters put up 8 hits on five runs but fell short and suffered the loss. Nick Smith and I got the start on the bump on Saturday’s game. I was able to go six innings striking out eight batters on seven hits. Alexander Zarate relieved me in the seventh inning and struck out four batters and gave up two unearned runs in three innings. Continue reading

CBD Journal with Drake Browne (April 6th)

After losing my battle with the wonky elbow and having to undergo surgery, I faced the harsh reality of not being able to play my junior season. I’m not going to lie, it’s been really tough, but I am thankful for the loving support of my family, friends, coaches and physical therapists. While it is nothing compared to being able to play, my teammates showed me that one positive to the situation was that I would actually have a Spring Break. Continue reading


CBD Journal with Post University’s Ray Ricker (April 3rd)

WOW… hello everyone. I want to start out this blog by apologizing to my loyal following of readers such as my mom, players, and various baseball people who still doubt that I can put a solid sentence structure together. This has been quite the year and it’s not even half way through yet ! I wish I could sit here and tell you how everything has been going our way and we are cruising through victories, but that has not been happening. Continue reading


2012 CBD Journal with URI’s Mike Le Bel (March 30th)

Hi Everyone,

I don’t think its a coincidence that the Rams put 5 runs on the board this past Friday against Charlotte. A week ago today, our first home game, we held a special ceremony at Bill Beck Field retiring number 5 in honor of our teammate Joey Ciancola. His mom, Michele, and sister, Lindsay, along with several other members of Joey’s family and friends came out onto the field in honor of number 5. Continue reading


2012 CBD Journal with Washington State’s Tommy Richards (March 29th)

This weeks’ Stater code is balance. A good diet, a gymnast, the future Mike Leach Cougar offense, an algebraic equation, and the duties in motherhood are all things that boil down to balance. So maybe there is something to be learned by these things that we can use in our life on the Palouse. Continue reading