Rob Chamra is a senior right-handed pitcher from Cranford, N.J. He went 3-1 with a 4.22 ERA last year in his first season for the Wolfpack after transferring from Temple. He pitched for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod League over the summer, going 2-2 with a 3.45 ERA. Chamra is majoring in sports management.


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Feb. 16, 2011

A Wolfpack Welcome


Hi everyone. I’m glad to finally get this season started, as most of you are.


It has been a month of team practices, inter-squads, workouts and sporadic weather. We have had days of 60 and 30 degrees here in Raleigh, N.C., and hopefully the 70s will be rolling in quick. 


The month of January went by real quick and now only two days until opening day.


We open up against Elon, and there is a little twist this opening weekend because we play home Friday and Sunday and at Elon on Saturday. The projected temperature for Friday is a high of 77!!!


I know the whole country is looking forward to the 18th. This week we will use our practices to make sure there will be no confusion during game situations, and we are all on the same page from signs to plays.


This past weekend we had long inter-squad games so our pitchers could fine-tune their pitches, and hitters could see live arms before facing other opponents. 


For the upcoming 2011 season we are looking to bounce back from a poor showing at a Regional and making another run to the ACC Championship game and bring the title to Raleigh. We bring back a bunch of guys from the 2010 season who are older and have improved their game with good summer performances. 


Our coaches have put together a tough schedule right off the bat with Elon the first weekend and the Coastal Carolina tournament featuring Cal, Pacific and Coastal the following weekend. 


The team is excited and cannot wait for Friday to come quick enough. I know I’m real eager to get out and play. To the people in Raleigh who are reading this, we’ll see you at Doak Field at Dail Park on Friday.


Till’ next time






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