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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Letter: Carleton baseball deserves more recognition

Some sports are more popular than others, we all know that. But when the question most frequently asked about our baseball team is, “we have a baseball team?” that’s a problem. Yes, we do have a baseball team, and they are actually quite successful. Playing in the Northern Division of the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association (CCBA), the Ravens finished third at nationals and had two players nominated for end-of-season awards, top pitcher Wil McIntyre and top hitter, past team member, Ryan Kerstains. Yet when you go onto the GoRavens website, which is supposed to the “home” of Carleton’s athletics, there is no mention of baseball under the dropdown menu that displays all the sports teams. The reason for this exclusion lies […]

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Baseball team welcomes “Changing of the Guard”

In a few short weeks the cracks of baseball bats and stadium lights will bring life to Kinsmen Field when the Ravens’ 21st baseball season begins. Heading into the new season, there are several things to look out for: different players taking on leadership roles, the use of speed, and the development of a new pitching staff. Last year, the team went 8-6-0 in the regular season and finished third at Nationals after a disappointing performance in the semifinals. The semifinal loss to McGill University was not reflective of how well the team had progressed during the season nor how well the team played during the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association (CCBA) championship tournament. Andre Robidoux, Carleton Ravens baseball coach of […]

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Carleton baseball ready to strike back

Carleton’s men’s baseball team is looking to return to the diamond this fall in what is expected to be a year of substantial improvement, according to the team. Under head coach Andre Robidoux, the Ravens finished with an 8-12 record last year in Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association (CCBA) play. The Ravens’ streak of three consecutive appearances at CCBA Nationals was halted as the team was forced to watch the play-downs from the bleachers. “We lost some of our big guys and a bunch of our key hitters last year,” Robidoux said. “Veteran guys like [catcher/outfielder] Evan Hammond and Steve Renaud at short [stop]. You can’t really replace them.” The Ravens also lost right-handed starting pitcher Brendan Saville to a torn […]

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Peake throws first no-hitter in Ravens baseball history

Tom Peake never knew the Gatorade shower was a baseball tradition as opposed to a football one until he finished his no-hit performance against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees (U of O) Oct. 1. The no-hitter would be the first of Peake’s career and the first in Ravens baseball history, but he said he will remain humble about it. “It’s just a great feeling overall to be able to help the team in such a way,” Peake said. “That being said, it’s important to focus on going forward and playoffs right around the corner. It was definitely an awesome feeling but not one that can be dwelled on for too long.” On a cold night marked by solid defence on […]

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