OTTAWA (Aug.15.2017) –
The Carleton Ravens Baseball Club kicked off this year’s try-outs on Tuesday. Both returning and new players underwent fielding evaluations under the watchful eye of head coach Andre Robidoux, Graeme Nicholls, and returning player turned assistant coach Ethan Nodwell.
“There’s some definite talent out there” remarked Robidoux, “we’ll see how the rest of the try-outs shake out”.
Tuesday’s try-outs are the first of three evaluation sessions assessing defensive skills, hitting and finally pitching and catching. The evaluations will continue through a series of pre-season exhibition matches scheduled against local competitive programs and a two-day tournament scheduled for August 26-27 against OUA opponents in Montreal.
“There are plenty of opportunities to assess talent” adds team President, Prof. George Rigakos.
Not all players will be making the trip to Montreal or play in exhibition games. These games are largely organized to assess players the coaching staff needs to have a second look at, or see what they have to offer in game situations.
The Ravens have are about to embark on their longest schedule in the club history, extending their games through the entire school year.