The 2016 Spring Season of Wickford Little League Baseball was a memorable one to say the least. Players from all levels continued to improve on their pitching, hitting, fielding, and sportsmanship. Families and fans of Wickford Little League were treated to amazing catches, monumental home runs, and most of all, seeing the smiles on their sons and daughters faces when they hit the ball. The memories shared by the players, coaches, and families will be cherished for years to come. I can still remember my Wickford Little League playing days some thirty years later.
The spring season transitioned into the summer tournament season, with several district and tournament teams facing tough competition statewide.Wickford Little League consistently placed high in these tournaments and our future is looking brighter than ever. Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and families in the various District and local tournaments this summer.
With the fall baseball season just about a month away, Wickford Little League will continue to support and promote youth baseball in our community. Fall Baseball has always been an excellent way to continue your development as a pitcher, catcher, fielder, hitter, as well as a fan of the game of baseball. Baseball fever is alive and well in the Wickford community. For a direct link to sign up for Wickford Little League Fall Baseball, click here.
Finally, I want to thank the many, many volunteers who help make the Wickford Little League brand so special. If you look to the middle school and high school levels of baseball in Rhode Island, you will see a ton of former Wickford Little League players. Players that are now going onto play at North Kingstown High School or Hendricken or Boston College or play for local teams like the Ocean State Waves. These players all benefited from volunteers – on the executive board making decisions year round, in the concession stand, on the field prepping for games, in state conferences with other Little League officials, scheduling games, cancelling then rescheduling games. These volunteers are what keeps the Wickford Little League engine running all year round. And they are to be congratulated for being so incredibly unselfish with their time and efforts. Thank you volunteers for all that you do!!!
The RIBBE is The Rhode Island Baseball Experience. It is promoting the game of baseball here in the great state of Rhode Island for the entire baseball world to see. The RIBBE is positive stories, photos, videos, and responsible social media posts. The RIBBE is an information resource for families looking for an AAU team or a summer camp or a great place to buy a first baseman’s mitt. The RIBBE is a network of coaches, tournament directors, parents, leagues, and baseball junkies whose passion of the game of baseball is unquestioned. I believe that providing expert analysis, information and directions to ballfields, and coaching advice from some of the top RI baseball minds will help promote the game of baseball here in RI to a whole new level.