A Baseball Journey Back To The Mound, Featuring North Kingstown’s Henry Hersum

A few months have passed since I had an update to share with you regarding a very talented right handed Pitcher from North Kingstown and Rhode Island’s Prout School – Henry Hersum. Henry found out in his Spring Collegiate baseball season with Virginia’s Old Dominion University that he had sustained a UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) injury and would require season ending Tommy John surgery to … Continue reading A Baseball Journey Back To The Mound, Featuring North Kingstown’s Henry Hersum

Nine Rhode Island Professional Baseball Players Connect East Coast to West Coast

If you are a professional Rhode Island baseball fan, like myself, you find new and inventive ways to cheer on our Rhode Island baseball players, coaches, and teams. Case in point – the other day I was reading an article on http://www.milb.com about 2 families who recently attended 2 World Series games courtesy of the Worcester Red Sox and the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club. … Continue reading Nine Rhode Island Professional Baseball Players Connect East Coast to West Coast

The Rhode Island Baseball Community Speaks – Can A Rec Baseball Player Make It Up The Ladder Without Travel Ball?

Before I get to the responses by the Rhode Island Baseball Community, I wanted to take a quick detour and acknowledge Classical High School’s and current Houston Astros Jeremy Peña, who became the first Rhode Island High School alum to record a base hit in a World Series game in over 40 years. The last one to do it? La Salle Academy’s Davey Lopes, Los … Continue reading The Rhode Island Baseball Community Speaks – Can A Rec Baseball Player Make It Up The Ladder Without Travel Ball?

RI Rays Fall Champions, ATC Looking For Players, The ALCS MVP, MSBL Father/Son Tourney News and More

As the fog continues to blanket the view out of my baseball office window, I thought I would shed some light on some recent Rhode Island Baseball News. Not bad for a baseball writer huh??? Fall championships were competed in and champions were crowned. A few AAU teams are looking for players to complete rosters for 2023. And a group of Rhode Island Father/Son teams … Continue reading RI Rays Fall Champions, ATC Looking For Players, The ALCS MVP, MSBL Father/Son Tourney News and More

Can An Above Average Youth Rec Baseball Player Make It Up The Baseball Ladder Without Travel Baseball?

Happy October Saturday Morning everyone. I wanted to pose a question to the Rhode Island Baseball Community this morning and start a dialogue about a topic I am very curious about. In today’s youth baseball world, can an above average baseball player, who plays only recreation (Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken) baseball make it to and through high school and into a collegiate program, … Continue reading Can An Above Average Youth Rec Baseball Player Make It Up The Baseball Ladder Without Travel Baseball?

The Best Rhode Island High School Baseball Team Since 1972 Project Has A Winner

For the month of September, I posted a question to the Rhode Island Baseball Community. Who do you think is the Best Rhode Island High School Baseball Team since 1972? I chose 1972 because that was the year I was born and this project and its answers have served as pseudo birthday present (actual birthday is in February) to me, a huge Rhode Island baseball … Continue reading The Best Rhode Island High School Baseball Team Since 1972 Project Has A Winner

Weekend Update – Fall Classic, Scott Grace, Battle of the Badge, Island Baseball Championship

Happy First Weekend of Fall everyone. I hope you found the sweatshirts and blankets and handwarmers and are ready to head out to see some awesome baseball games this weekend here in Rhode Island. The summer sun and 90° temperatures of June, July, and August are now in the rear view mirror and we can all look forward to those crisp Autumn 48° mornings there … Continue reading Weekend Update – Fall Classic, Scott Grace, Battle of the Badge, Island Baseball Championship

Anchor Sports Fall Programming Schedule Updates, Clinics, and Live BP Sessions

South County has always been associated with amazing recreation options. Growing up (some would say I never grew up) and then raising a family here, I would head to Narragansett and East Matunuck Beach, the driving range on Boston Neck Road near my sister’s house, Ocean Skate Roller Rink, Sprague Park and Old Mountain Field for baseball games and more recently Christofaro Park for home … Continue reading Anchor Sports Fall Programming Schedule Updates, Clinics, and Live BP Sessions

Why Parents Are The Worst Judges Of Athletic Talent – Coach Wayne Mazzoni Advises On The Subject Of Recruiting

Throughout my day, I receive tons of great emails from parents, leagues, players, former players, schools, and organizations on a wide range of baseball subjects. I love reading about what’s happening in the baseball industry top to bottom, in the professional leagues, amateur leagues, local Rhode Island and New England based organizations, and college recruiting. This morning, I received an email from former Sacred Heart … Continue reading Why Parents Are The Worst Judges Of Athletic Talent – Coach Wayne Mazzoni Advises On The Subject Of Recruiting

10 Teams Moving On To Round 2 In The Best Rhode Island High School Baseball Team Since 1972 Tournament

Before I reveal the results of the “matchups” featured in my online project – The Best Rhode Island High School Team Since 1972 – I wanted thank the voters who contributed to this project over the past several weeks. I have received some incredibly detailed emails and analysis of teams vs players, eras vs era, and why one team should be considered the #1 team … Continue reading 10 Teams Moving On To Round 2 In The Best Rhode Island High School Baseball Team Since 1972 Tournament