Chasing Maine: How I catch 90 mph baseballs

We mic’d up a catcher and gave him a GoPro to capture what it’s like to be a catcher during a game.
A baseball thrown by a pitcher prepares to land in the catcher's glove, sailing past the batter at right
An up-close look of what a catcher sees during a game. Screenshot from a Roger McCord video.

The Sanford Mainers, who play in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, sport a roster with collegiate stars from 17 different states in the U.S.

In this episode of the Chasing Maine video series, Sanford Mainers catcher Adam Dapkewicz from California takes us inside the dynamic action behind the plate.

Dapkewicz, a rising senior at Georgetown University, wears a wireless microphone and a GoPro camera to capture the sights and sounds of catching a 90 mph fastball in a game against the Mystic Schooners.

Chasing Maine is a video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Subscribe to the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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