The 2020 Rams Reflect is the third in a series of annual collections. Senior captains and representatives of Suffolk teams have been invited to contribute viewpoints based on personal experience from both their senior seasons and full varsity careers at Suffolk.
For a complete listing of past and present Rams’ Reflections, click here.
Logan Heckamn | Hometown: Mechanicsville, Va. | Marketing
What an interesting adventure it has been. From being in the Marine Corps and stationed in California to living back home in Mechanicsville, Virginia to soon graduating from Suffolk University.
One struggle a lot of veterans have when they are relieved from their military obligation is finding that group they get to call family. You’re always with your squad at all hours of the day. From reveille at 0530 till it’s time to sleep, you’re always with your team. It’s why we bond so closely with one another. Moving back to Virginia, there was something missing. Luckily, with one email to Coach Del Prete, that void became occupied.
Coach AnthonyDel Prete:
Thank you for taking in this completely random stranger into your program and allowing him to live his dream of playing collegiate baseball. Coming in, just an hour into the first day, I broke my arm and had to spend the rest of the night in the emergency room at Boston’s Mass General. You came in and sat with me until I was released from the hospital. Even when I told you that it wasn’t necessary since you had practice to conduct the next morning. You provide a program here at Suffolk that’s unmatchable. You require each of us to be disciplined and ensure hard work on the field and in the classroom. It was a pleasure to learn this game in greater detail from you, Coach O’Brien and Coach Jacobson.
It’s been a wild ride to say the least. Watching most of y’all grow from your freshman year to now, it’s been a pleasure. The fight never leaves. Down by one in the ninth? Good. We will put up three. You tied it up to go into extras? Good. We will just add four more. You’re an interesting group of individuals that were brought together, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I’ll miss the nonstop chatter in Ridgeway, in the van and on the field. I’ll miss watching everyone support one another through good and bad outings. Embrace however long you have left here at Suffolk. Life inside those white lines are much more spectacular than being stuck in the stands. Unfortunately, on May 5 we will not be dog piling in East Boston. Take the disappointment and the heartbreak that came from this season and use it as motivation in the CCC.
It’s been a pleasure boys.