Alumni Profile: Neumann Baseball’s Cody MacNair

Alumni Profile: Neumann Baseball’s Cody MacNair

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The Alumni Profile for this Saturday features Neumann College baseball player Cody MacNair, who was a member of the 2013 baseball state title team. Here is our conversation.

Major at Neumann? Accounting.

What factors helped you choose Neumann? It was because of both baseball and the school, I wanted to play baseball in college and wanted to go to a good school.

Favorite class at CHS? It had to be Mr. Massi’s accounting class my Senior year. It was his last year teaching and it was great to have a class with him.

Most memorable moment from athletic career at CHS? Other than state title, any other memorable moment? Since I can’t pick the state title, I would have to pick the south jersey title, I remember that being on Pride day my Junior year, I remember that whole day being a great day.

You caught Bednarek’s final pitch to clinch the state title, explain that moment. It was unreal knowing what we just did and what we were apart of that season was something I will never forget.

Was it difficult to adjust to the college game? The only thing that was difficult was how fast the game is. The game is a lot quicker than in high school. Your decisions have to be made a lot faster.

Are you playing in a summer league? Yeah in a college league in central jersey call the ABCCL.

What drew you to play catcher? I love being involved in every play of a game. I need to be doing something on the field, I always hated standing in the field.

What part of your game has improved the most from high school to college? Hitting; at first the pitching was tough to get adjusted to, they were way ┬ámore accurate and didn’t miss their spots as much, so I had to learn to hit not only the pitchers mistakes, but well placed pitches as well.

Who has been the biggest influence on your baseball career? I have to say my dad. He was the one who taught me how to play the game.

Any advice for this year’s seniors who want to continue playing baseball in college? Don’t be happy with just being on the team. Go into your season to win a starting job and never give it up. As a freshman, you’re at the bottom, nothing will be given to you. You’re not a senior anymore, you have to prove yourself all over again. So take what you want and never give it back.

Toughest opponent this year at Neumann? Keystone College; they won the CSAC championship 7 years in a row. We lost to them in the conference final this past season.

Toughest opponent from high school career? Probably Delran. Every time we played them it was always a tough game, especially since they were in our conference every game against them was a big game, so both sides brought their A game.

Favorite movie?Major League.

Favorite song and/or artist? I couldn’t tell you, I don’t have a definite favorite.

Image courtesy of Cody MacNair

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com