Category Archives: 2015 CBD Journals

CBD JOURNAL WITH TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI’S JACOB DORRIS (Feb. 26th)

CBDThe Islanders started the 2015 campaign with a bang!

We swept St. Peters University in our opening weekend series at home. The team looked salty, as timely hitting and solid pitching performances were on display in all three games. Offensively, the Ders were led by junior third baseman Cody Clarke, who finished the weekend with an impressive 7-for-10 performance at the plate. In addition to Clarke, junior transfer and Corpus Christi native Justin Perales delivered clutch RBI after RBI, including a triple, to the delight of the hometown fans and family that came to see him in his first performance as an Islander. Redshirt freshman Travis Geiser also tripled in his first-ever collegiate at-bat, giving the Ders the lead late in game one of the series. Continue reading CBD JOURNAL WITH TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI’S JACOB DORRIS (Feb. 26th)

CBD JOURNAL WITH KENTUCKY WESLEYAN’S ADAM AKIN (Feb. 21st)

Asst_Coach_Adam_AkinAlmost everyone has gotten through the opening day jitters, the stumbles, and the nervous mistakes. We are finally starting to settle into the season and enjoy the competition and camaraderie that comes along with it. The returners are resuming their roles and the newcomers are finding their place of comfort within the lineup. The opening day excitement has passed, and it is now that each team’s true colors will begin to come out. Continue reading CBD JOURNAL WITH KENTUCKY WESLEYAN’S ADAM AKIN (Feb. 21st)

2015 CBD Journal with Campbell Baseball for Feb. 12th

As a starting point for my blogs this season, I would like to go into a day in the life of a student-athlete and more specifically, a Fighting Camel. Many people, fans of the game and family members and friends of those who play think they fully understand what it is like to be a college baseball player. I would never be one to pick and choose whether I thought certain people would be able to do it or not, but it is simply a difficult college lifestyle. Continue reading 2015 CBD Journal with Campbell Baseball for Feb. 12th

CBD JOURNAL WITH ARMY’S ALEX JENSEN (Feb. 11th)

cbd_journal_jensenThis is the first of my technical “in season” series of blog entries. It is surreal that we are actually departing for Spartanburg, South Carolina for our opening weekend games today. It seems like just yesterday we were practicing in September and the first game seemed like years away back then. Well, the time is finally here. Continue reading CBD JOURNAL WITH ARMY’S ALEX JENSEN (Feb. 11th)

2015 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Tim Caputo (Feb. 11th)

caputo_journal“Good luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Darrell Royal
Hello College Baseball Fans,
Hallelujah! Baseball season is finally here! You would hardly know it, judging by the fact that I hardly remember what the grass and dirt even look like. Although it has snowed in record breaking proportions here this winter, it hasnʼt been a limiting factor for us. We are blessed with state-of-the-art indoor facilities that allow us to get to work each and every opportunity we get, in preparation for opening day.

Continue reading 2015 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Tim Caputo (Feb. 11th)

2015 CBD JOURNAL WITH CAMPBELL BASEBALL FOR JAN. 5TH (PART 2)

CampbellStadium.jpgWhen asked who on our team would be interested in blogging for College Baseball Daily, I was quick to jump at the opportunity. My name is Drew Butler (Rockingham, N.C.) and I am a sophomore third basemen from Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. I am happy to chronicle the journey of a smaller D-1 program beginning to make a name in college baseball. Continue reading 2015 CBD JOURNAL WITH CAMPBELL BASEBALL FOR JAN. 5TH (PART 2)

CBD Journal with Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Jacob Dorris (December 19th)

CBDForty-five days separate winning clubs from losing clubs.

As important as the fall and summer off-seasons are in building a successful college baseball team, there is no doubt in my mind that championships are won and lost during the Christmas break. The character of every team around the country will face its greatest test in the next 40 to 50 days. College baseball may be the only NCAA Division I sport in which coaches send their athletes back home, with zero supervision for over a month, right before the beginning of the season. Players can work hard themselves all summer, collectively work hard as a team all fall and waste it all over Christmas break. The coaches aren’t checking attendance in the weight room and your teammates aren’t there to hold you accountable. If an individual player doesn’t take it upon himself to continue working hard every day over the break, all the sweat, all the cuts in the cage, all the long-tossing and all the conditioning they’ve done throughout the entire off-season may be wasted. It’s all about routine and self-discipline. It’s not “Christmas Break,“ it’s more like “Christmas Make-or-Break.” Continue reading CBD Journal with Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Jacob Dorris (December 19th)

CBD Journal with Army’s Alex Jensen (December 16th)

cbd_journal_jensenI know it has been quite a while since my last entry but I figured this would be an appropriate time to begin writing again as the opening weekend for college baseball is less than 2 months out. As the first semester is coming to an end, I look back and reflect on all the positive things that have happened. It really is amazing how quickly the semester has flown by. Continue reading CBD Journal with Army’s Alex Jensen (December 16th)

CBD Journal with Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Jacob Dorris (Nov. 7)

CBDThe warm, salty Gulf air of Corpus Christi is beginning to cool and the long, sunny days are getting shorter. There’s no more running poles in the 100-degree August heat, and no more grinding thru a seemingly endless revolving door of inter-squad scrimmages. The Blue-Gray Fall World Series is in the books and the Gray team has bragging rights for the next year. The Ders have spent the last four months preparing for the 2015 season, and now the lights of the Dirty Chap have dimmed. Fall practice is over. Continue reading CBD Journal with Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Jacob Dorris (Nov. 7)