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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April 2, 2012
A Bona Fide Weekend
the first game of our series with St. Bonaventure began at 3 p.m. Friday, no one
on either team could have been able to predict the turns the series would end up
taking throughout the three games. The first game, which we lost 12–0, was a
real wake-up call for us. Game 1 of any series is a pivotal matchup, and to go
down without a fight is something that can put a team away for an entire weekend
– between using a plethora of pitchers and the mental toll a beating like that
can put on a team, it takes a lot to come back from a game like that.
Enter sophomore pitcher Chris Pike and the second game of the
series on Saturday. The kid honestly might have a rubber arm, but we are not
positive yet. It isn’t every weekend that you have a pitcher throw nine innings,
let alone 10. Pikey came out in the 11th inning, and if it weren’t for a few
plays here and there, he might have gotten the complete game win after nine.
Saturday wasn’t a one-man show, however. It took effort from the entire squad to
pull out a victory, especially after the events of Friday, and as cheesy as it
sounds, we got 110% from everyone on Saturday.
Sunday morning’s rubber match proved to be just as exciting as
Saturday’s battle, as junior pitcher Joe Charest took a no-hitter into the sixth
up 3–0. This guy has been a victim of some hard luck this year, and I wouldn’t
just say that because he is my friend. To be honest, I think this was the third
or fourth weekend of the year that the kid took a no-hitter past the fifth
inning, but his numbers do not reflect the success he’s had on the mound. Either
way, after the sixth inning saw St. Bonaventure not only break up the “no-no”,
but also tie the game at 3 apiece, we Rams beared down and scored two runs in
the seventh and one in the eighth in order to secure a 6–3 win and our first
conference series win.
This was a huge weekend for us, as we got back to .500 in the
conference and also proved that a shellacking on a Friday will not count
us out for the rest of the weekend. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your upcoming
Until next time,
(photos courtesy of Fordham Media Relations Office)