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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May 7, 2012


Knocking on the Door


Going into this past weekend, we needed to make a serious statement in order to stay relevant in the unbelievably-tight Atlantic 10 playoff hunt. The grind of final exams, baseball, graduation, and the impending job search prevented me from writing a report after last weekend – we ended up losing two out of three to the Xavier Musketeers in Cincinnati. The worst part about losing the games was the fact that they were our games to win, but we gave them away with some late-inning miscues.


Fast forward to this past weekend where we got a visit from the A-10 leading Rhode Island Rams. In order to keep pace for a playoff berth and to prove there can only be one group of Rams in the Bronx, we would have to take the series. Senior Danny Munday again gave an untouchable Friday performance with another complete game under the lights. The bats exploded for 15 hits in Friday’s 7-1 win.


Saturday was a tough loss, as we squandered a 4-1 lead late in the game and the other Rams spoiled our Senior/Alumni Day.


In Sunday’s rubber match, however, the real Bronx Rams came out on top as we scored seven runs, led by Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week Ryan “Gramps” Phelan’s (almost) cycle. The kid started with the home run, followed it with a triple and finally a double – leaving him only a meager single short of the cycle. Everyone was OK with it the way it was, as he had four RBI and helped us to a 7-5 victory. The game got a bit interesting towards the end, but our junior closer Jeremy Adel gutted through a couple hard comebackers off his body to record the save.


There are honestly no words to accurately describe what kind of person Adel is, but put it this way – the Gainesville, Fla. native got hit with a rocket line-drive off the leg, stood up immediately, and grunted some unrecognizable phrases followed by, “Alright – I’m good, let’s go.” Another comebacker hit him in the chest and eventually he got the three outs, spiked his glove and ripped off his jersey, and was immediately taken to the hospital for X-rays. He’s going to be alright, but they really do make them differently down South.


This week is a long haul of final exams leading up to our Atlantic 10 bye weekend, where we will travel up to Boston College to face the Eagles in a two-game series.


Until next time,




(photos courtesy of Fordham Media Relations Office)