For Cabrini’s baseball club, the spring brings a chance for the team to build on their newfound team unity.
Anthony Vellutato, a junior graphic design major and also captain of the baseball team, said “the team struggled in the fall season, with half of the team being composed of freshmen. Finding team chemistry proved difficult.” Vellutato went on to say that although it took a lot of work to find the right chemistry, the team excelled during the fall season and made it to the playoffs.
The baseball club practices three times a week and has both a fall and spring season. The team is looking forward to getting its spring season underway. The season is still in its early stages because “six of the regularly scheduled games have been postponed due to rain and snow,” Vellutato said.
Despite the delays and cancellations, Vellutato has noticed that many of the players have only grown more dedicated to practicing and working out.
Keep an eye out this coming season for junior Bob Moran, who batted over .500 for the second season in a row in the fall. Other key players are predicted to be Vellutato, who hit the team’s first homerun in the fall, and pitchers Matt Warren, a sophomore English and communication major and Steve Klapy and Rory McCloskey, both freshmen.
The team’s next home games will be against Rider on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Saturday will be a double header to be played at the Greater Plymouth Community Center beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday’s game will be played at 11 a.m. at Valley Forge Military Academy.
For next week, the team will be playing Rutgers in a double-header at Valley Forge Military Academy on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m.
Vellutato encourages everyone in the Cabrini community to attend games and show support for the team. They’ve had “great managers, faculty, fans and a coach who have really pushed this program,” Vellutato said. Vellutato has been happy with the growth of the club and success of the team. Aside from his own many contributions to the team, Vellutato said “the greatest assets of the program are managers Katie Moore, Jennifer Brace, Steve Klapy and Michael Keating, who constantly have fundraisers going on for the team.”
Currently, fans and supporters of the baseball team can show their support by purchasing embroidered blankets and the many concessions that will be sold on campus in the next two weeks.
“With the talent and work effort this team has shown thus far, we are going to have a great season! The baseball team is on its toes and ready to go for this spring season,” Vellutato said.