In the summer of 2018, I visited the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club and took photos of the fields there. Upon posting them on Facebook, I received an email stating that one of the fields was used by local girls and womens baseball league – the Pawtucket Slaterettes. I reached out to Deb Bettencourt to learn more about the Slaterettes program and legacy. And I have interviewed Tina Trahan about her involvement with the Slaterettes and her amazing trip to the Boston Red Sox Fantasy Camp (women only) last winter. Truly, girls and womens baseball is alive and well here in Rhode Island thanks to the efforts of Deb, Tina, and the Pawtucket Slaterettes Baseball League.
The 2020 Season for the Pawtucket Slaterettes Baseball League is right around the corner. Registration is now open online by clicking this link – 2020 Slaterettes Season. In addition, there will be a number of in person registration opportunities at the Pawtucket Boys and Girls, 1 Moeller Place, Pawtucket:
- Saturday, January 25th, 10am-2pm
- Saturday, February 8th, 10am-2pm
- Saturday, February 29th, 10am-2pm
For more information about joining this Rhode Island baseball tradition, you can email the league at email@example.com. Their Facebook page is Pawtucket Slaterettes. Good luck to all the players, coaches, and families participating in the 2020 season for the Pawtucket Slaterettes Girls Baseball League.
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.