CHARLESTON, S.C.- Springtime is near and it has been said over time that baseball springs eternal with every new season. With this season thirty-five players have the opportunity to write their own stories with the goal of coming together and succeeding as one.
My name is Jack DeLongchamps and I am an outfielder for the Charleston Southern Buccaneer Baseball team. I am a redshirt junior and will graduate in May of 2019. This semester I have been blessed with the opportunity to intern for the CSU Athletic Media Relations department.
I will take you behind the scenes of all the wins, losses, home runs and strikeouts but more importantly give an in depth perspective on the ins and outs of this 2019 Buccaneer ballclub. A team that certainly showcases a whole lot of personality, I will do my very best to bring to life the many faces that make the program tick.
From coaches to players, the stories are endless. A group of guys not only from the Lowcountry, but all over the world, who have set out on a journey to learn to play together. A team that has unarguably immense amounts of talents all over the field but must learn to grow together as a family in order to set out and do what has not been done in years here at CSU, a Big South Championship.
With a better understanding of those who are lacing up their cleats and wearing the Buccaneer navy and gold, avid Buc fans, can become more invested in who they are watching and rooting for this season.
Through one-on-one player features, sit down interviews, virtual tours of facilities and practices, pregame and even postgame videos, I hope to bring a true meaning of what the everyday life of a Buccaneer Baseball student athlete looks like to all of you.
To give a brief summary on what is going on now with the ball club, the month of January and early weeks of February serve as a preparation period where everyone gears up and gets ready for the season. Between individual skill work, scrimmages and lifting weights this stretch is essential to not only prepare the body but also to create the blueprint for success.
The mindset involves the little things such as fielding hundreds of ground balls, catching pop flies, taking swings in the cages and throwing thousands of bullpens. But more importantly it sets a foundation of building comradery in the locker-room and chemistry between teammates on and off the field. For your Bucs this involves a lot of ping pong, Fortnite and for those around campus may have noticed cheering on our Buccaneer Basketball team. The little things that draw our team together will in the end lead to a desire to play for each other.