College baseball fans,
I know I have been away for a while but I am back! First and foremost, what a NCAA tournament and College World Series it has been thus far! It’s hard to argue that baseball is the most exciting and suspenseful sport there is. When thinking about crazy baseball plays, games, or moments, there is one saying that I have heard many times that sums up the best way to look at it: “Gotta love it!” How could you not love it? I must admit my biased ways though being that I have played this sport my entire life. Even those who haven’t always played and who are just spectators watching this sport like every other must feel some sort of rush of brilliance while watching. Now that my rant about the perfectness of baseball is over, I’d like to give you all a look into how things have been going in Buies Creek and Holly Springs, NC. Continue reading 2015 CBD JOURNAL WITH CAMPBELL BASEBALL FOR JUNE 16TH
Hello College Baseball Fans,
Consistency is the name of the game.
In a typical college baseball season, there are around 56 games over the course of four months. In the great game of baseball, where perfection is virtually impossible, the one defining characteristic of a good player, as well as a good team, is consistency. Highs and lows will come, but being consistent creates a standard to hold yourself to each and every day. Continue reading 2015 CBD JOURNAL WITH RHODE ISLAND’S TIM CAPUTO (April 14th)
I am glad to be back and at it on my next blog about Campbell Baseball. Things got a bit busy there between playing on the road and loads of schoolwork. That is where the men are separated from the boys. As a player you have to be able to handle and balance out your life as a student-athlete. I cannot overstate the student part of that. While expectations for our baseball program are always high, they are equaled by our academic expectations. In my classes I am considered a student. In class, I am only a student.
As I write this I am on the way home from Clinton, SC after a road sweep against the Presbyterian Blue Hose. Conference sweeps are always huge for the team that comes out on top but truly detrimental to the losing side. Those on the outside of the fences do not know just how tough these games are and that is what makes them so special. Continue reading 2015 CBD JOURNAL WITH CAMPBELL BASEBALL FOR APRIL 9TH
Babe Ruth once said, “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
This quote accurately sums up the turbulent beginning of conference play for the Islanders. Although we have struggled for consistency, we’ve shown signs of a team that could be in the hunt for a Southland Conference title. Continue reading CBD JOURNAL WITH TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI’S JACOB DORRIS (April 2nd)
It was a February afternoon in the “spring” of 2010 when I first felt baseball’s ultimate wrath. We were at West Georgia, minutes from the start of the final season opener of my baseball playing career. It was a day I had been both looking forward to and dreading for quite a long time, but there’s nothing in life that can prepare you for those moments. I walked down the line and felt that clean cut of my brand new cleats slicing through their freshly mowed grass. I walked past a few of my teammates that were still playing catch and soaked in the sound of their gloves, popping like gun shots every four or 5 seconds. I laid down in that outfield and never wanted to move again. I thought back through all of my favorite moments the game of baseball had given me, up to that point, and didn’t want to get any closer to that finish line. That smell, those noises, and that feeling are things that I’ll never be able to get out of my head, and I’m both thankful and disappointed to have experienced them. Continue reading CBD JOURNAL WITH KENTUCKY WESLEYAN’S ADAM AKIN (March 8th)
One moment you are in the middle of a pre-game huddle before the first game of the season and the next thing you know you are twelve games into the 2015 campaign! Time flies when you’re having fun. It is baseball season, so no wonder it’s going by so fast. Continue reading 2015 CBD JOURNAL WITH CAMPBELL BASEBALL FOR March 6th
Hello College Baseball Fans,
As the snow continued to fall and the temperatures remained below freezing in the Northeast, many programs were forced to surrender to mother nature and cancel last weekend’s games. Throughout the course of a season, you have to be ready to adapt at a moment’s notice when threatened by rain, snow, or a number of other circumstances. Continue reading 2015 CBD JOURNAL WITH RHODE ISLAND’S TIM CAPUTO (March 4th)
The 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)
Almost 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)
We have finally made it to opening day….where the early morning workouts, late night hitting, and 30 degree bullpens finally have a chance to reveal their worth. Continue reading CBD Journal with Kentucky Wesleyan’s Adam Akin