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CBB Journal with UWM’s Ricky Babcock (March 3rd)

By: Ricky Babcock
This weekend can be summed up in one word “sweet”. We had the opportunity again this season to play in the Jacksonville Invitational which is a great weekend round robin hosted by Jacksonville University. We started the weekend with a game against the University of Michigan which was a unique one. I have known head coach Rich Maloney for some years and this was the first time our two teams met on the diamond. Continue reading

CBB Journal with UWM’s Ricky Babcock (Feb. 23rd)

By: Ricky Babcock
This wasn’t the ideal baseball weekend for our club, although the weather was terrific we came up short on our goals and expectations for this series. We faced great competition from one of the best teams in the country, Arizona State. They were exceptional at the plate and on the hill. This is a team that is riddled with 16 MLB draft picks and definitely shows their #1 recruiting class in the country. Continue reading

CBB Journal: Ricky Babcock Feb. 19th

By: Ricky Babcock
The first two weeks of practice have gone very well. The players came back ready for practice and in great shape from off season workouts. The first few days went slowly trying to get everyone into the rhythm again, working with class schedules and making sure players were on time was half the battle. The other half was working with our facility schedule. Here at Milwaukee we are an urban campus that is land locked. We have a 93 acre campus on the upper east side of the city. We have two on campus athletic facilities, the soccer field which is natural grass and the women’s basketball arena. Continue reading

CBB Journal: Ricky Babcock (Jan. 30th)

By: Ricky Babcock
journalThe staff here at The College Baseball Blog has asked me to write a weekly blog giving you the reader’s insight into life at a mid major program. I’m Ricky Babcock, a current student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the only D1 baseball program in the state, I was a catcher for the last two seasons but now I’m a student assistant for baseball operations. This position allows me to practice the skills I’m learning in the classroom while I gain experience at a D1 athletic department. Continue reading