June 19, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Redshirt freshman Nick Colucci missed the 2011-12 Boston College baseball season after having Tommy John surgery. He spent the year rehabbing and learning the collegiate game. He is back on the diamond this summer, playing for the Brockton Rox in the Future Collegiate Baseball League.
The Portland, Maine, native has started the season strong, batting .375 with three hits in four games. The Rox are 3-6 in the young season. He answered some questions about playing summer ball and his outlook on next season with the Eagles.
Q: First of all, what has your experience been like playing for the Brockton Rox?
A: Playing for the Rox has been an awesome experience so far, especially since it's the first year they're in this league. They provide us with awesome facilities. It's almost like playing professionally.
Q: How does it feel to get back to playing after sitting out the 2012 season with an injury?
A: It's the best feeling in the world to finally be back playing. My arm's coming back strong and hitting everyday again almost feels like I haven't missed a beat.
Q: How has it been to play with a different group of players, from all different schools?
A: Getting to meet the different group of guys has been great. It's fun to hear about other programs and it's good to be able to learn from another group of players who have more experience than I do.
Q: What have you been doing this summer when you're not playing baseball?
A: Other than baseball, I have been hanging out with the guys on my team for the most part, but I'm looking forward to being able to go back home and spend a day on the lake when I have a day off.
Q: What are you looking forward to about the 2012-13 season with the Eagles?
A: I'm really looking forward to actually being able to compete with the rest of the team on the field. Sitting out with an injury was hard, but it allowed me to learn so much by just watching. We're going to have a great season, and there's nothing like spending time with my teammates day in and day out.