Rounding the Bases with Cory Capaldi and Mark Maksimow
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Rounding the Bases with Cory Capaldi and Mark Maksimow

In the final installment of "Rounding the Bases" we meet freshman outfielder Cory Capaldi and pitcher Mark Maksimow.

A native of Telford, Pa., Capaldi comes to Mason from Souderton HS where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Big Red. Maksimow hails from Hamilton N.J. and played four years of baseball at Notre Dame HS, where he was a three-time First Team All-Colonial Valley Conference honoree.

Name: Cory Capaldi
Year in School: Freshman

Position: outfield/3B
Bats/Throws: right/right

-What attracted you to Mason?
I chose Mason because it was unlike any school I visited and had other offers from. I didn't really know what I wanted in a college before I made a decision but Mason was the first to really catch my eye. It was a lot nicer than other schools and no other school caught my eye like Mason did. I also heard nothing but good things about the baseball program and knew I had the oppurtunity to play and get better in going here. The deciding factor was the baseball program, which I feel can be very good and have alot of fun winning games as well as give me the oppurtunity to get better and help me pursue my career past college baseball.

-What is your favorite thing about playing baseball?

-What baseball memory stands out the most for you?
Game ending triple play vs. Canes my junior year

Quick Facts
-Who is your biggest role model?
My dad

-Who is your favorite baseball player?
Josh Hamilton

-If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
Brooklyn Decker, I think she is attractive

-Goals for the upcoming season...
Hit for a high average with power and help the team win

-Name one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you...
I don't eat any sugary foods/drinks


Name: Mark Maksimow
Year in School: Freshman
Position: RHP
Nicknames: Maxy

-What attracted you to Mason?
When I first arrived on campus here I knew this was the place for me. Between the rich tradition of the baseball team and that of the education here, I knew it was the right fit.

-What is your favorite thing about playing baseball?
My favorite thing about playing baseball is the realationships that I have formed playing the game. Whether it be with teammates, coaches, or fans some of the people I have met along the road of playing this game will be considered my friends for the rest of my life.

-What baseball memory stands out the most for you?
The baseball memory that stands out the most to me is playing in the Babe Ruth World Series Championship game. Unfortunately we lost the game by one but the experience of playing in that atmosphere is something I will never forget.

Quick Facts
-Who are your favorite sports teams?
My favorite sports teams are the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Eagles. Don't ask me how that happened.

-What was the last song played on your iPod?
Jason Aldean- Days Like These

-Who is your favorite baseball player?
Mariano Rivera. The way he can get people out with just one pitch still amazes me.

-What is one place you want to visit?
I've always thought that seeing the Great Wall of China would be pretty amazing.

-What is your favorite quote?
"Asking for help doesn't mean you've failed, it means your not in this alone"

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