Tag Archives: Rhode Island


CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Mike Le Bel (April 27th)

Hello Again Everyone,

First off, I want to apologize for not being around the past couple of weeks, surgery has put me on the shelf for the season… However, I will be back at it 100 percent for opening day next year. I want to say thank you to my family and teammates who have been more than supportive of me through surgery and inspire me to work as hard as possible through the upcoming months of rehab. Continue reading


2012 CBD Journal with Mike Le Bel (April 13th)

Hello Everyone,

Mike Le Bel has been doing a great job keeping you all informed on what has been going on in Rhody Baseball Nation. However, last week he had surgery on his left shoulder and is currently tied up in a sling and unable to type… so he has asked me (Liam O’Sullivan) to fill in for him. I have some big shoes to fill because I know he has some true followers but hopefully you all will bear with me this week. Continue reading


2012 CBD Journal with URI’s Mike Le Bel (March 30th)

Hi Everyone,

I don’t think its a coincidence that the Rams put 5 runs on the board this past Friday against Charlotte. A week ago today, our first home game, we held a special ceremony at Bill Beck Field retiring number 5 in honor of our teammate Joey Ciancola. His mom, Michele, and sister, Lindsay, along with several other members of Joey’s family and friends came out onto the field in honor of number 5. Continue reading


CBD Journal with Mike Le Bel (March 23rd)

Hello Everyone,

First off, I want to apologize for not writing in a while. Over the past couple of weeks we have been struggling to say the least. At times we will play good baseball, and at times we look like “just another northern team.” Heading into confrence play this weekend against Charlotte, it is crucial that we start to pull together on the field and prove how good we are. Continue reading

Rob Curran delivers.

Jim Foster Talks About How Rhode Island is Coping

Rob Curran picked up the win.NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — The Rhode Island Rams won 10-8 Wednesday afternoon at Cal State Northridge’s Matador Field to sweep a two-game midweek set with the Matadors.

For the second straight day, the Rams pounded out double-digit hits and took advantage of four errors by Cal State Northridge.

I talked with Rhode Island head coach Jim Foster after Wednesday’s game. Foster talked about how the offense has found success by simplifying its approach.

Foster and I also discussed how he and the team have been coping with the tragic death of player Joe Ciancola during the fall: Continue reading

Coach Curtis makes the call to the bullpen.

CBD Photo Gallery: Rams Take Down CSUN With Late Rally

Coach Curtis makes the call to the bullpen.NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Rhode Island scored seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take a 10-8 victory over Cal State Northridge Wednesday afternoon at Matador Field.

Northridge (6-8) reliever Cole Hallum couldn’t hold a 4-3 lead, allowing three two-out runs in the seventh inning. The Matadors (8-9) cut Rhode Island’s lead to 6-5 in the bottom half of the inning. Todd Eskelin’s sacrifice fly scored Miles Williams, but pinch runner Chester Pak was stranded at third base as the potential tying run.

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Moscot & Grandpre congratulate. Teammates celebrate.

CBD Photo Gallery: Pepperdine’s Jon Moscot Shuts Down Rams

Moscot & Grandpre congratulate. Teammates celebrate.MALIBU, Calif. — Jon Moscot was in control the whole way. The right-handed junior pitched a complete game gem for Pepperdine and the Waves (9-4) took the series opener 2-1 against Rhode Island Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Moscot mowed through the URI (4-6) lineup with nine strikeouts. He allowed only one unearned run on five hits and one walk. The 6-foot-4, 200 pounder said his ability to get his breaking ball over for a strike enabled him to mix his pitches better and keep Rhode Island’s hitters off balance. Continue reading


CBD Quick Hits for March 2nd

I would like to apologize for my absence recently on the site as I have been dealing with a close personal family issue which has hindered my time on the site.

Here are some of my top highlights from action on March 2nd. Continue reading


CBD Journal with Mike Le Bel (March 2nd)

Hello again,

Last weekend the Rams went 3-0, a great turn around after a tough start against William and Mary. It wasn’t always pretty, but at the end of the day when we looked up at the scoreboard, we were on top.

Our bats woke up a little bit against Charleston and Xavier, led by senior Jeff Cammans, spraying balls all over the field. On Sunday, we entered the 7th inning against UConn without a hit, however we had a one run lead. Greg Annarumo then came up with a big knock late in the game to give us a two run cushion. Greg’s biggest contribution of the weekend was his defense, he played fearlessly and made some outstanding plays at crucial points in the game. Continue reading


CBD Journal with Mike Le Bel (Feb. 24th)

Hello Everyone,

Well last weekend didn’t go exactly the way we had wanted it to… We dropped two one-run games at William & Mary and then finally came out with our first W in game three. Luckily for us, we are right back at it down at Charleston, SC starting tonight against the Cougars. Tomorrow we face conference rival Xavier and then finish up the weekend against regional rival UConn. Continue reading