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


As 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 holiday weekend.


Until next time,




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