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 9, 2012


Beaster Weekend


The Easter Bunny came early to the Bronx, and he left us some clues to find our Easter baskets. Once we used the clues, we found our baskets filled with brooms. What could brooms be for, you may ask? A three-game Atlantic 10 series sweep by the Fordham Rams over the Temple Owls.


The Rams proved they could win in whatever way they had to this weekend, as all three games were of a different breed. Game One on Friday saw a six-run first inning, an offensive outburst that had been waiting to bust out all year like the first pimples on a teenager’s face. Temple swung the bats well on Friday, but luckily for us they hit in the wrong spots while we played some good defense and had solid pitching to shut the door at the end of the game.


Saturday’s doubleheader saw two completely different games from Friday and two games different from one another as well. Unlike last weekend, where Chris Pike put the team on his back for 10+ innings, it was the offense which did the job in Game One on Saturday. Pike still threw well, but after going down 5-1 early, the Rams’ bats managed to scrape back to 5-5 before senior captain Brian Kownacki (the “Fordham Flipper”, as you may know him) doubled down the left field line to score the game-winning run in the seventh.


Game Two of Saturday’s doubleheader was a great all-around performance for the Rams, a game where the engine was finally firing on all cylinders. Another stellar performance from Joe Charest on the bump, a 16-hit performance by the offense, and some solid defense (apart from a few errors) all helped to guide us Rams to a 9-2 victory and a weekend sweep.


The sweep was huge for us, as we lost the first series of the year. This got us right back on track and if we continue to win every series we can definitely roll into the Atlantic 10 Championship (which is at our park) with some confidence and some momentum. I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter holiday weekend as much as the Fordham Rams did!


Until next time,




(photos courtesy of Fordham Media Relations Office)