Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hotel for George Washington

Holiday Inn Rosslyn
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209

Arrival Friday April 24th
Game Day Saturday April 25th 12:00pm

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

9 Day and counting...

We are nine days away from starting our trek to Florida for our first spring contests. I gave the team this past weekend off so they could get some must needed rest and to see family and friends before our hectic schedule gets underway. Our schedule takes us to Florida, Virginia, Missouri, Massachusetts, Buffalo, Moon Township, PA near Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. It's an ambitious schedule that will test our toughness as a team. I am positive this team is up for the challenge.

The pitchers threw live today and as always the pitchers are ahead of the hitters. It was a very productive practice which helped the coaching staff work not only on pitching and hitting but the mental game. It is usually a humbling experience the first time you step into the cage against quality Division I pitchers. It was a good start.

We have also been going over video with the hitters and working on their swings daily. Our new Swing Right Pro has helped us analyze swings and helped our players understand what needs to be done to be successful in the batter's box. It continues to be a valuable tool for us.
The picture to the left is Kara Morenus taking a swing this fall. She is compared to Olympian Lovianne Jung on the right. PICTURE PERFECT.

We had a chance to get outside on the turf of our baseball field last week. It was a 55 degree day with sprinkles but it gave us a chance to see some fly balls and get a smell of the air. Just a tease as for the next day the snow returned and the temp dropped 35 degrees. We have a big week ahead of us. We are in the RC for four practices which will be our chance to secure the defense and get ourselves ready for Niagara on February 28th. GO BONAS!

Address for Softball Complexes in Florida

Osceola Softball Complex
3000 North John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida 34741,-81.479931&sspn=0.011597,0.028925&ie=UTF8&ei=lWa1RZzPGZv8qwKCoI2OAg&li=lmd&z=14&t=m

Eddie C. Moore Sports Complex
2780 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33759

Monday, February 9, 2009

Thank you...

Thank you for the birthday wish, Bona2. :)

Coach House

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Let the Games Begin!

Hello Everyone! The first weekend in February marks the time that NCAA Division I softball teams to can begin their spring schedules. Two schools in the Atlantic 10 have begun play and have gotten off to a quick start. Here at SBU, we are continuing our process of becoming the best team we can be through some quality practice time. The team has been focused and sharp for the past couple of weeks.

We are 20 days away from our first games of the 2009 season and I know the whole team is getting excited but they also know before that day, we have a lot of work to do. Every practice is an important part of the process that will help us reach our goals. Everyone has been outstanding to this point. The key is to continue that work ethic. The cold of February and cabin fever can start taking hold but the team understands that is part of playing in the north. You have to deal with being inside, while preparing to hit the dirt running in sunny Orlando Florida.

I will be posting every Monday from now on and the night after each game. You will have links to both teams websites so you can read both sides of the story. A little like how Fox News pretends to be fair and balanced. Here at SBU we will give both teams their due evaluation of the game. So look Monday nights for highlights and analysis of each game. You will get a true taste of what its like in the day of an Atlantic 10 Conference team and a St. Bonaventure softball player. Feel free to leave your comments to us, to comment on the game or to just cheer us on!