The sun is shining, the temperature is above freezing, the melting has started, and fields around Rhode Island are thawing out from a very busy winter season. However, as of today, February 25, here in Rhode Island, we are not out of the winter woods yet. Just when you dust off that road bike, catcher’s equipment, and call the pool company in excited anticipation of the summer months, Old Man Winter throws a nasty 12-6 curveball and hits us with a gigantic winter pitch. Come on, don’t crush the messenger, you know it is true!!!
So, in excited anticipation of summer baseball here in the Ocean State, I took a look at the official website of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. I wanted to see if any rosters were updated, schedules were posted, or any positive news about the 2021 season was published. Overall, the website’s pages are optimistic and the general feeling of a 2021 summer baseball season is promising. As I looked through the team pages, I read that several Rhode Island baseball players are scheduled to play in the NECBL this summer. Here is the list of players I found and the teams they will be playing for this summer:
- Matt Woods, Warwick, Bryant University – Martha’s Vineyard Sharks
- Sean Sposato, Ashaway, University of Rhode Island – Mystic Schooners
- Addison Kopack, Cumberland, University of Rhode Island – Mystic Schooners
- Bo Brutti, South Kingstown, University of Rhode Island – Newport Gulls
- Alex Ramirez, Warwick, University of Rhode Island – Ocean State Waves
- Daniel Baruch, Cranston, Boston College – Ocean State Waves
- Ben Kailher, Rumford, Penn State University – Winnipesaukee Muskrats
As more Rhode Island players join teams from the New England Collegiate Baseball League, I will update you on this site and my social media pages. Good luck to these Rhode Island players in their current collegiate baseball season and best wishes this summer in the NECBL. Wow, I really hope there is summer baseball here in Rhode Island this year!!!
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.