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
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)