A Peek Inside My Rhode Island Baseball Experience in 2019, So Far…

In 2019, I had another fantastic Rhode Island Baseball Experience tour of RI Baseball fields, leagues, tournaments, and special events. I traveled to Block Island to see Heinz Field. I visited Lajoie Field in Woonsocket. I watched games in the RI Little League 10U, 11U, 12U, and Juniors District and State Tournaments. I caught the Newport Gulls in Newport and the Ocean State Waves in Martha’s Vineyard. I touched home plate at Fenway Park for the Run To Home Base 5K. I threw out a first pitch at McCoy Stadium. My RI baseball community friendships grew week by week, as I got introduced to players from North Providence/Smithfield Babe Ruth, CLCF, West Warwick, Washington Park, and more. Here is a short list of what made of my Rhode Island Baseball Experience this year, so far…

  • Rumford Little League – Wounded Warrior Tournament
  • JoHnston Little League – RI Little League Juniors State Champs
  • MOunt Pleasant Little League – Host of the Providence Mayor’s Cup Tournament
  • Darlington Little League – Host of the Andreozzi Tournament
  • Elmwood Little League – RI Senior Little League Champions
  • RI Challenger Division 2 – Met this group through Cody Ortega and RI Prospects
  • Silver Lake (Olneyville) Little League President Richard Hemphill, got to shake his hand
  • CLCF – Multiple Cal Ripken League State Titles this summer
  • WAshington Park Cal Ripken – 12U State Champs and Mayor’s Cup PVD Winner
  • North Kingstown/Wickford Little League – 11U State Champs
  • Deerfield Park – Host of the RI Little League 11U State Tournament, Smithfield Little League
  • Barrington Little League – 12U District 2, Rhode Island State, New England Champions
  • Apponaug Cal Ripken Babe Ruth – Warwick Mayor’s Cup Winners for Minors and Majors
  • GloceSter Little League – Took over the St. Gregg’s Tournament and hosted it this summer
  • WEst Warwick Baseball – 9U RI Cal Ripken State Champs
  • Burrillville Little League – 12U District 4 Champs
  • WCALL – Warwick Continental American LL – Great fans who love baseball
  • ELmhurst Cal Ripken – Field, Park, and Playground Are Just Incredible
  • GuLls – Newport’s Summer Collegiate Baseball Team – Met Don O’Hanley, Chuck Paiva
  • WavEs – Traveled to Martha’s Vineyard and Wakefield to see this NECBL team
  • JaXon Morrocco Tournament – Great tournament hosted by Warwick North Little League
  • CaPe Cod League – 3 RI players played there this year – Wurster, Webb, and Sears
  • HomE Base Program – An emotional 5K for raising awareness for Veterans and PTSD
  • CRagen Field – East Greenwich Little League home field, host of the RI 12U States
  • WIckford Middle – RI Middle School Baseball State Champions
  • HEndricken (Bishop) – High School Division 1 Baseball State Champions
  • North Providence/Smithfield – 13U, 14U, 15U RI Babe Ruth State Champions
  • Cranston Western Little League – 10U State Champions, New England Regional Champs
  • Exeter West Greenwich Tee Ball Field – Where the joy of baseball is cultivated at 4 years old

I thank every fan, player, coach, and parent for being a valuable part of the Rhode Island Baseball community. And, I am looking forward to writing about more Rhode Island Baseball Experiences this fall and for years to come.

Leave a Reply