Over the weekend, Vinny Guadagnino played in the Celebrity Sweat softball challenge in New York. Since the event benefited Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, a cause near and dear to the Jersey Shore cast’s hearts and homes, it came as no surprise to us that big-hearted Vinny participated!

In the locker room of the #CelebritySweat softball challenge! Ready to hit the field,” Vinny posted on Instagram along with a pic of himself in his softball gear. We’re glad we didn’t have to play against him — he looks like he definitely means business!

Later, Vinny uploaded a (much more smiley) pic with rapper Nelly, the host of the event. “Great time playing against my man Nelly tonight,” said Vinny. Is it getting hot in here, or is that just us?

Though there is no sign that Vinny collaborated with the rapper in any other capacity, considering that he just remixed and made a music video for Drake’s “Versace,” it may not be that far off in their future. Nelly, it’s your move now!

What do you think of Vinny and his new pal Nelly facing off at softball? Sound off in the comments!