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 23, 2012


Staying in the Hunt / Wounded Warrior Project


Late last weekend, having been upended by the Dayton Flyers in the first two games of our three-game series, we knew something had to change. A few timely hits in the third game of the Dayton series and we were right back on track, salvaging the weekend as best we could. The Dayton series was followed by two tough weekday losses, but our Atlantic 10 homestand against the La Salle Explorers loomed large in the near future.


Coach Leighton had set up this past weekend as a charitable one – we sold camouflage Fordham Baseball T-shirts and got various sponsors to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org) is an organization that provides programs and assistance for our country’s bravest soldiers who have returned injured to the home front. Fordham Baseball managed to raise over $4,000 dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project – although baseball may seem like the most important thing in the world sometimes, this weekend humbled us and reminded us that there are real heroes out there who fight day in and day out in order that we can have things like college and baseball.


In addition to raising money for the WWP, we wore camouflage jerseys (left) with a large American flag on the back, above the number. We knew we would have to play well this weekend in order to stay near the top of the conference, but more importantly, to honor the servicemen and servicewomen we represented with our special jerseys.


Our inspiration proved to be an effective one, as we took the first two games of the series thanks to complete-game efforts from Joe Charest and Atlantic 10 Conference Pitcher of the Week Danny Munday, and an offensive charge led by Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week Mike Mauri. The third game of the series was a toss up that we unfortunately let slip away in a 12-inning, 2-1 loss. Although the final game was a heartbreaker, the weekend was a very big success both on and off the field, and Fordham Baseball is proud to have done a part in honoring our country’s valiant heroes.


Until next time,




(photos courtesy of Fordham Media Relations Office)