Play ball! On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 Rowan University’s Baseball team will be hosting Neumann University’s team at home. Baseball season was always exciting for me because baseball games are usually always accompanied by nice weather, it’s expected to be 65 degrees on Wednesday which is definitely nicer than the cold weather we had this weekend.
Rowan University is going into the game with a record of 2-1, the team currently holds two wins over Steven Institute of Technology; and Randolph-Macon College. However, the team also currently holds a loss to Randoph-Macon as well so the team will try to secure a victory on Wednesday.
On the other hand, the opposing team Neumann currently holds a 2-4 record. With victories coming against Hanover College, and Rose Hulman institute of Technology. The teams four losses come from Waynesburg,Otterbein, and Capital University. As well as one loss coming from Rhode Island College.
I talked to Rowan’s Coach Mike Dickson who has been coaching since 2015 and asked him a few questions.
Q: What do you think the team needs to do in order to win on Wednesday?
A: There are a lot of things you need to do in order to win games but we need to be able to pitch, we need to be able to play defense, and offensively we need to be able to score. Those are three phases and if we are able to do two of those things then I think we will be able to win the game.
Q: Do you think the team preforms any differently at home compared to on the road?
A: Well we haven’t played at home yet(laughs). But if we lose 10-0 tomorrow then I’ll say yes we do play differently on the road. Without having played a home game with this group as of yet you would like to think that your team is going to play better at home. But obviously without playing a home game you can’t really say for sure yet.
Q: What kind of baseball team do you think Neumann is?
A: With their new coach I think he has done a good job going out and recruiting as far as returning players that they have they have loss some players to graduation; but I think they are going to be a good opponent and I think they are going to be a good challenge for us.
So with that being said Wednesday should make for an interesting game! Let’s hope that Rowan can pull of a victory!