The Rhode Island Baseball Experience

Promoting Rhode Island Baseball Since 1972

Saturday, April 17th, two Rhode Island collegiate baseball teams squared off in a doubleheader at Newport’s Reynolds Field. The home team, Newport’s Salve Regina University played host to Bristol’s Roger Williams University. I had circled this game (doubleheader) on my calendar when the two teams posted their Spring 2021 schedules about a month ago. A …

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Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national sports mentoring and coaching advisory organization whose goal is to “be a catalyst for a positive youth sports culture in all communities across the U.S.“ PCA works with players, coaches, families, and organizations (large and small) to develop positive youth sports development and good practices on and off …

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The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is a 14 team summer baseball organization that features top collegiate talent playing on some of the best baseball fields in New England. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and like a lot of other summer baseball organizations, the NECBL did not have a season in 2020. The anticipation …

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On Tuesday, I decided to venture to Smithfield in search of “big fields” as I would like to refer to them as. Big field is the traditional Amateur, Middle School, High School, Collegiate, Professional style field where the mound is 60’6″ from home plate, the bases are 90 feet apart, and the overall dimensions are …

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Saturday morning, through the GameChanger app on my phone, I spotted a Saturday morning game that peaked my interest. The 14U RI Rays were set to play the 14U New England Scorpions at Cranston’s Calise Field at 10am, so I decided to take the drive from my home in North Kingstown. It was a seasonably …

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I was semi-introduced to Lenny DiNardo about 3 years ago. I was doing an article about a newly founded and newly opened Snapdragon Baseball Facility in Exeter. Inside the facility, my two hosts Jeremy and Sean showed me around the front desk area, where the cages were set up, we talked about some upcoming plans …

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The Rhode Island Rays are an AAU charter baseball team with divisions from 9U to 14U. Over the many years of covering RI AAU Baseball, I have gotten to know some of the outstanding coaches and talented players who are part of the Rays Baseball Club. Many North Kingstown/Wickford Little Leaguers have played for the …

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Chariho Regional High School’s Henry E. Kenyon Baseball Field is located off Switch Road in Wood River Junction, Rhode Island. From my house in North Kingstown, I took Ten Rod Road to Route 2, then took the side road to Shannock Hill Road, then Pine Hill Rd, then left onto Switch Road before spotting the …

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A few weeks back, I had the incredible opportunity to meet and sit with Bert Reid of Pappas/OPT Physical Therapy in his office in Wakefield. During that visit, Bert and I discussed a number of topics related to baseball and sport injuries and treating athletes of all ages. He gave me a tour of his …

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My mother got her second Covid-19 vaccine shot recently, so I stopped by her home to check on her. She was doing fine and after we exchanged stories about what was going on in our lives, she mentioned that she had something for me. She had found a Standard Times newspaper clipping back from when …

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