Tag Archives: Rhode Island

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


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


2012 Atlantic 10 Preseason Coaches Poll

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


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


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