Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halfway Home?

We finished our second week of fall practice yesterday with what all the coaches agree was a productive practice. What made it so productive, or at least played a role, was the lack of rain. Something that has not been the case the past few days. In fact, as I write this, puddles are beginning to form in the infield so this weekend could be in question. We have already had more days this fall affected by weather than we did the entire fall in 2008. I suppose this means we will have a great spring!

A Division III baseball season is 19 weeks long, including conference tournaments and fall ball. Each team has to decide how to use those weeks for practice. Northern teams are obviously at a disadvantage but because the CCIW schedule starts a week later, we may decide to use that week in October as opposed to January. We have used two of four so far but if the weather looks better later this month, we may use it then. If the rain keeps up all month, we will probably use it in the winter.

CARDINAL NEWS & NOTES
  • Freshman Brendan Ryan is back at practice after taking a foul ball off the mask, suffering a minor concussion.
  • Over 40 high school players have registered for the 2009 Fall Prospect Camp
  • Tom Purcell Classic set for Saturday, October 24 at 9:00 am
  • Riverwalk Series will be played from October 19-23 at The Zimm