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
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
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
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)