Tag Archives: Rhode Island

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CBD Journal with Mike Le Bel (Feb. 16th)

Hello Everyone,

Here we go again, tomorrow is opening day in D1 College Baseball. We couldn’t be more excited as a ball club (currently writing this on the bus) for our first series at William & Mary. The day before the season is filled with well wishes from summer coaches and teammates as well as school alumni. Continue reading

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2012 Atlantic 10 Preseason Coaches Poll

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Defending champion Charlotte has been tabbed to claim its third-straight Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball title in 2012, according to a vote of the league’s 13 head coaches. Rhode Island and Dayton round out the top three, respectively.  Continue reading

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CBD Blogger Mike Le Bel featured by Atlantic 10

The Atlantic 10 conference featured CBD Blogger and URI infielder Mike Le Bel in their most recent Faces of the A-10 video interview. He talks about maintaining the balance between athletics and academics, his favorite dining hall meal, Flow for Joe and more in the interview. Continue reading

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CBD Journal with URI’s Mike Le Bel (January 4th)

Hi Everyone,

First off, Happy Holidays to everyone.  These past couple weeks have been a great time simply relaxing with family and friends. I hope everyone got to enjoy it as much as I did.

That being said, putting the holidays behind us simply means that we’re one step closer to the start of the 2012 college baseball season.  February 17th is right around the corner and I know that my teammates are all itching to get back to Rhody to continue preparing for the season. Continue reading

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CBD Journal with URI’s Mike Le Bel (November 7th)

Hello Everyone,

On October 27, 2011, the University of Rhode Island baseball team lost a teammate and a brother, Joseph Paul Ciancola.  I want to start by saying that, on behalf of the Rhody baseball team, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ciancola family.

Although under the most unfortunate of circumstances, I recently had the pleasure of meeting Joey’s family, and I now know where he got his smile, strength and love.  Michele Ciancola, Joey’s mother, has been an incredible inspiration to all of us throughout this difficult time.  Her strength is unmatched.
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URI’s Joseph Ciancola passes away

UPDATED AT 1:25PM on October 28th.

URI Media Relations has set up a page so fans can share their memories of Ciancola. The page can be viewed by clicking here.

Original Post

URI baseball player Joseph Paul Ciancola passed away on Thursday afternoon after an medical emergency during a strength and conditioning workout on Monday. He was transported by ambulance to South County Hospital in South Kingstown, R.I and later was transported to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. Ciancola was only 20 years old.

Ciancola was expected to be a key member of the Rams pitching rotation this season after sitting out his freshman campaign after deciding not to go to Winthrop University.

The Greenwich (CT) Times is reporting that he was being treated for malignant hyperthermia but a cause of death has not been determined. Malignant hyperthermia is an inherited muscle disorder triggered by certain types of anesthesia that may cause a fast-acting life-threatening crisis, according to the website for the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States. Continue reading

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Rhode Island releases 2012 Schedule

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KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island baseball head coach Jim Foster has released his club’s 2012 schedule. Rhody’s slate is highlighted by a trip to Nashville for a three-game set with Vanderbilt, which was just credited with the nations top recruiting class. The Commodores also advanced to last season’s College World Series and spent time ranked as the country’s No. 1 team. Continue reading

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October 24th Fall Ball Update

Here is your October 24th Fall Ball Update.

Rhode Island:  Keaney 3 Navy 2

Darkness forced the suspension of Game Two in the Keaney-Navy World Series on Friday evening, but when play resumed on Saturday, sophomore Joe Landi scored on redshirt junior Pat Fortunato’s single up the middle to give Keaney the 3-2 win, as well as its fifth consecutive KNWS title. Continue reading

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October 22nd Fall Ball Update

Here is your October 22nd Fall Ball Update.

Marshall: Green 5 Black 2

HUNTINGTON, W.VA. – The Marshall baseball team started the annual Fall World Series on Friday afternoon and Coach Waggoner’s green team ran away with it in the end against Coach Blain’s black team, 5-2. The competition was the first of six games planned for the Fall World Series and had a seven inning format. Continue reading

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October 21st Fall Ball Update

Here is your October 21st Fall Ball Update.

Michigan State: Green-White Series Recap

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State baseball team concluded fall practice with the annual Green-White Series this past week at McLane Baseball Stadium. In a best-of-three series, the White defeated the Green, two games to one. Continue reading