Ravens men’s baseball heading to nationals

The Carleton Ravens men’s baseball team is heading to the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association (CCBA) Nationals, which will be held in Fredericton, N.B., from Oct. 19-22, where the top six teams in the CCBA will compete for the title of national champion. Last year the Ravens disappointingly missed out on making it to nationals after a defeat at the hands of the University of Montreal in the Northern conference playoffs. The Ravens were able to secure their nationals spot in a semi-final series win against the Concordia Stingers. The Ravens and Stingers took the field on Oct. 7 for back-to-back games, with the Ravens winning the first, 4-2 and the second, 4-0. The series win gave the Ravens a second […]

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Editorial: Extend marketing of rivalry games to other CU sports

Panda Game is the largest U Sports event in Canada with last year’s crowd coming in at 23,329 spectators and this year’s game on pace to sell just as well. Along with Panda Game, Carleton has heavily marketed rivalry games with the University of Ottawa (U of O) in basketball (Capital Hoops) and men’s hockey (the Colonel By Classic). While these varsity sports pull massive crowds with their rivalry games, club sports are neglected and their games against the U of O come and go with little to no marketing. For example, this month the Ravens baseball team played their rivals from the U of O in a three-game O-Train Series. Given the lack of marketing of this series, how […]

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Ravens baseball seeks a change in team culture

Carleton Ravens baseball has sky-high aspirations for where they want their team to go, starting with more public recognition and more support from the university. They are striving to be a more reputable athletic program and behind their head coach and president, they plan on achieving it. Despite playing a vastly popular sport in Canada, the team is classified as a competitive club at Carleton, having yet to reach varsity status. Varsity clubs are given more funding from the university, and generally receive more attention from both the university’s students and the general public. Carleton currently has 15 varsity teams and 18 competitive clubs listed on its website. As well, most competitive clubs have to leave the bulk of team […]

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Ravens baseball team hits the road for U.S. trip

The Carleton Ravens baseball team embarked on their first-ever United States weekend road trip this May. This Ravens team has rarely played this time of year, as their regular season usually ends around October. The trip began with a double-header hosted by the SUNY Canton University Kangaroos, a New York junior varsity team. The first day of the road trip was hampered by cold and stormy New York weather. Michael Bannon, starting pitcher for the Ravens, said the weather can have an impact on the game. “It’s tough to find your arm in this type of weather, the rain makes the ball a little more slippery and the mound has more give, therefore our cleats can’t dig in,” Bannon said. […]

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Leaving the Nest: Nodwell celebrates three seasons

Ethan Nodwell has donned a Ravens baseball jersey for three years, during which he was the first baseman, went to Nationals once, won Hitter of the Year in 2015, and is nominated for the award again this year. Over celebratory drinks at Oliver’s Pub to honour his career as a Raven, the fourth-year communication and media studies student shared some of his thoughts about his time on the field and what his future looks like beyond Carleton. The Charlatan (TC): Tell us about why you decided to try out for the team during your second year at Carleton? Ethan Nodwell (EN): I took my first year off because of an injury, and by the time second year rolled around and […]

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