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October 7, 2013 / umbcdawgblog

Hard at Work

By: Rob McCabe

As the 2013 fall semester continues, student-athletes at UMBC are hard at work preparing for their seasons ahead or competing hard on the playing field for the black and gold.  After our first month of fall baseball, we are really starting to come together as a team and beginning to play well with each other.  After our scrimmage on Thursday, Oct. 3rd against CCBC-Catonsville, we proved to ourselves that we will be a much more explosive offensive team than we were last year.  While the game was a chance to prove ourselves as a team and see where we still need to make improvements, it was also a chance for our freshmen to get their feet wet against collegiate competition and see how different the game is at this level.


Our schedule is certainly a grinding one in the fall because we need to best simulate how our bodies are going to feel after playing 40 games in the spring.  Between lifting three times a week, attending class every day, and practicing Tuesday through Saturday, our schedule is enough to make an iron man tired.  Our fall season is short but demanding and we only have a few weeks left to make sure that we are ready for the spring.  We have a goal every day and every week at practice, and it is posted in our dugout when we arrive to practice.  The goal is to get better every day and if we achieve that goal every time we step in between the lines then there are no limits on how far our team can go this year.

Homecoming weekend is quickly approaching and although we do not have an alumni game, we do have two games scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12th against Navy.  This will be a real test for our team due to Navy’s quality pitching staff which is always one of the top in the country.  Homecoming weekend is also a great time to see alumni that you have played with throughout your career here and meet alums who have shaped this university and our team.


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