Category Archives: 2013 CBD Journals

CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (April 26th)

lebel_journalsHello Everyone,

I would like to start out by saying that, on behalf of the Rhody Baseball team, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, as well as the explosion that recently occurred in Texas. Continue reading CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (April 26th)

2013 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (April 8th)

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Sunday. It’s the most important day of the week. Unfortunately, in our conference-opening weekend last week, we were not able to execute on Sunday. That Dayton series was tough on us as a team as we didn’t play how we expected to and the results reflected that. The beauty of baseball however, at least most of the time, is that there is always another game right around the corner. Continue reading 2013 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (April 8th)

2013 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (March 21st)

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Pitching, defense, and timely hitting. Those three aspects of the game of baseball are what lead the Rhody Rams to a three-game sweep of Winthrop this past weekend. I really can’t express to the readers how proud I am of our team for the way we battled this weekend. There is no doubt that we did not start the season the way we had planned, but this group of guys refuses to give up. Day after day, we keep plugging away and continue to try to improve the way we play baseball. Continue reading 2013 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (March 21st)

2013 CBD Journal with Washington’s Josh Fredenall (March 21st)

fredenall_cbd_journalIt’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

Call it a cliché. It is. I can’t argue with that. These old adages have been drilled into the minds of young athletes for decades. We get it coach. Now let’s play ball. Yet the thing about these phrases is that they don’t seem to become relevant until something happens that alters our foreseen path to success. Let’s face it, things don’t always go as planned. That would be too easy. Continue reading 2013 CBD Journal with Washington’s Josh Fredenall (March 21st)

2013 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (March 11th)

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Rhody Baseball is on the road again. We are currently traveling in a van, captained by Sports Information Director Jodi Pontbriand, on our way to Johnson City, TN for a two-game set against East Tennessee State. Jodi has been working at URI for seven years now and is a true professional at what she does. She’s also responsible for setting me up with this blog on CBD, and for that I would like thank her.

About half of the guys riding in our van right now are seniors. Throughout the rest of this post, I am going to do a little Q&A with each of them to give readers a better sense of what these guys are like… Continue reading 2013 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (March 11th)

2013 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (Feb. 22nd)

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Well, last weekend did not go as planned for the Rhody Rams as we were swept in Tallahassee by #9 Florida State. That being said, we once again have a chance to prove we can hang with big time programs as we head to #8 Ole Miss for a weekend series and then travel to #5 Mississippi State for two mid-week games. Continue reading 2013 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (Feb. 22nd)

CBD Journal with Mike Le Bel (Rhode Island)

lebel_journalsHello All,

This last week has been pretty trying for the Rhode Island baseball team as temperatures outside have topped out around 20 degrees, accompanied by three inches of snow and only more to come. Let me tell you this: There is nothing glamorous about attempting to field ground balls on the “rich mahogany” of East Gym. Continue reading CBD Journal with Mike Le Bel (Rhode Island)

2013 CBD Journal with Washington’s Josh Fredenall (Jan. 25th)

fredenall_cbd_journalIT’S HERE. IT’S FINALLY HERE.

That’s right ladies and gents. Welcome to 2013. I hope you all had a Happy New Year and a wonderful holiday season. It’s now time for all of us to really celebrate. Why? Because a new baseball season is right around the corner!! Continue reading 2013 CBD Journal with Washington’s Josh Fredenall (Jan. 25th)

CBD Journal with Post University’s Ray Ricker (Jan. 24th)

rayricker_journalsWith snow on the ground it means only one thing…baseball season is upon us. Welcome back everyone for another year of my College Baseball Daily Blog. For those of you who might have forgotten or at least tried to forget me this is Ray Ricker I am in my sixth season as Associate Head Baseball at Division 2 Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. We are in an all wood bat conference the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (C.A.C.C.) we have typically been a very strong in the conference and region. I say typically because last year was our first slip up since I have been here, for all the coaches out there who go through a down year only one thing has been on the coaching staff, returning players, and incoming players mind is erase the taste out of our mouths from last year’s mistakes. Since the first day of fall practice this has been a hard working bunch. We saw increase in size and strength in the weight room, extra swings in the cage, and more importantly a dedication in the classroom. I feel that there is a direct correlation between doing well in the classroom and how it affects you on the field. We had a very strong showing with our team grade point average and gave us hope coming into the spring season that we are back on track to where we need to be. Continue reading CBD Journal with Post University’s Ray Ricker (Jan. 24th)