Yesterday afternoon, there was a large fire in the city of Boston which claimed two lives of firefighters that responded to the nine alarm fire. Living in the building was former URI baseball player Chris Pickering and his girlfriend Kayleigh who lost everything in the fire but got out safely. URI Baseball has tweeted out a link to help out the couple. Since the GoFundMe has been set up, they have raised over $4,000 for the couple. Continue reading Boston’s Deadly Fire affecting College Baseball Alum
Looking out my window to see snow piling up on the ground isn’t exactly what I picture when I think of baseball season. However, it’s that time of year again and we couldn’t be happier about it! Continue reading 2014 CBD Journal with Tim Caputo (Feb. 19th)
SLU received 11 of the 12 first-place votes for 143 points. VCU nabbed the remaining first-place nod and a total of 122 points which was good for second-place, two points better than Rhode Island which placed third. Richmond was slotted in fourth-place with 104 points, followed by the A-10’s newest member George Mason in fifth with 90 points.
Saint Joseph’s (81 pts.) and George Washington (68 pts.) finished in sixth and seventh place, respectively, followed by La Salle (60 pts.), Fordham (43 pts.), Dayton (40 pts.), Massachusetts (36 pts.) and St. Bonaventure (29 pts.). Continue reading 2014 Atlantic 10 Preseason Coaches Poll
To start off, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! The new year will be a great start for our program as the journey to conquer the Atlantic 10 begins. As our guys return to campus, we begin to polish our skills as we only have a few weeks until the first pitch is thrown in Fort Myers, Florida. Continue reading 2014 CBD Journal with Tim Caputo (Rhode Island)
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KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island baseball head coach Jim Foster has released the team’s 2013 schedule, which includes seven games against teams that competed in last season’s NCAA tournament.
“Once again we have put together a very challenging schedule from start to finish,” said Foster. “We look at every game as a new and different opportunity for us to improve and make the adjustments necessary to be a good ball club.” Continue reading Rhode Island releases 2014 Schedule
So fall ball is officially over. This doesn’t mean we hang up the spikes and bundle up for the cold winter months ahead, though. Not only do we continue to hit in the barn, take ground balls on the turf, and tune our base running techniques, but we’ve incorporated a busy and demanding lift schedule into our weekly routine. Continue reading 2014 CBD Journal with Tim Caputo (Rhode Island)
Hello everyone. To start out I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Tim Caputo and I’m a junior here at the University of Rhode Island. I am studying Kinesiology, majoring in Exercise Science and I play infield for the Rhody Rams baseball team.
It’s about that time of year again to dust the dirt off of our spikes from summer ball and lace them up for another full season of hard work. Fall ball is the time when the new guys get to show their stuff and the veterans challenge these guys and introduce them to the lifestyle of being a college baseball player. It’s always fun to meet the new freshman and see which rookies will get the chance to make an immediate impact on and off the field. Continue reading 2014 CBD Journal with Tim Caputo (Rhode Island)
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)
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)
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)