Dan Camano is a senior catcher from Wall, N.J. He is a Business
Administration major with a minor in English. Camano has been named to the
Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll. He will give insight on the Rams' program
under first-year head coach Kevin Leighton.
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March 2, 2012
Home Sweet Home
After two long bus rides, it sure did feel good to step back on
our home field this past Tuesday as we squared off against the Fairfield Stags.
We really needed a shake-up after the first two series, and there is no better
way to get on the right foot than to play on your home turf. Luckily we got some
good weather, and we were able to beat the Stags 5-3 thanks to some timely
hitting and a stellar pitching performance by our senior Danny Munday.
Unfortunately, home sweet home turned a little bit sour today as
we took the field for a doubleheader against the Quinnipiac Bobcats. We split
the doubleheader, winning the first of the two games, but we did not play like
the team we really are. It is obviously frustrating to feel so good after the
home opener only to regress back to where we were last week, but every game is a
lesson and today we learned some lessons that are going to stick throughout the
In both games today, we struggled at the plate. Things were just
not falling our way. We hit some balls hard right at guys, but we also swung and
missed far too much. Yet in the first game, we showed resilience. The eighth
inning proved to be the turning point, as we had a few late hits in big spots
and were able to take the lead. Unfortunately we couldn’t pull the same rally
off in the second game, but baseball is baseball and the beautiful thing about
it is that we get to play another doubleheader on Sunday against Hofstra.
The effort we showed to come back in the first game is a symbol
of our team’s energy as a whole, on and off the field. While it might not show
yet, we are a team that hates to lose and will do whatever it takes to win from
the first out to the last out. Like the sun poking through on a cloudy day, we
have only shone in bunches during this first short leg of the season. With every
game we will continue to improve, and we look forward to proving that these
first games have been losses that made us a better team.
Until next time,
(photos courtesy of Fordham Media Relations Office)