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Club Baseball

Houlihan Park at Jack Coffey Field

The club is a member of the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA-DII). Fordham competes in the New England South Conference against Hofstra, Lafayette, Lehigh, Montclair State, and Stevens Tech. Fordham Club Baseball's home field is Houlihan Park at Jack Coffey Field on Fordham's Rose Hill Campus.

History

The year was 2006. After a two-year campaign, Fordham's intramural department was about to inaugurate baseball for the spring semester. Thanks in large part to the efforts of Michael Catsam GSB '06, and Patrick Pearson GSB '08, that first season was an enormous success. Four managers were chosen from a talented pool, a selection format agreed upon, and over 90 men trying out for four teams. There was even a draft to set team rosters. 12 games were played over the last eight weeks of the semester.

Two years later, students began petitioning for a club team on campus. After intensive lobbying and an endorsement from the head varsity coach, Fordham's athletic administration green-lighted the creation of the department's newest club sport. Charter members Casey Hunt, Bryan Scheblein, Carlo Coumoutsos, Brian Davidson and Frank Ferrara were appointed to the executive board, and worked tirelessly to create a program from scratch. Their organizational skills launched the program, and by the end of their first season in 2010, Fordham Club Baseball qualified for a divisional championship.

Tryouts

Every fall semester interested candidates have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and vie for a spot on the Club Baseball roster. This year tryouts will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2, starting at 6:00pm on Houlihan Park Field on the Rose Hill campus. Prospects should bring their own glove, catcher's gear and rubber cleats. Please wear appropriate baseball attire. You can contact captains Chris Calamari or Dave Spaminato for more details.