Rhode Island Baseball Dugout Chatter – Narragansett Little League Fall Ball Champs, RI Riverdogs ABL 14U Champs, UCONN’s Andrew Sears Stock Rising, Peña Doubles In Astros Win

If your weather temperatures this week look like a healthy EKG reading, you are definitely experiencing the ups and downs of weather conditions in Rhode Island. Freeze warning? Come on! Right after a beautiful day to enjoy a baseball game or a harvest fair or attempt to install a fence in your yard (my Saturday activity) with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine, you hit … Continue reading Rhode Island Baseball Dugout Chatter – Narragansett Little League Fall Ball Champs, RI Riverdogs ABL 14U Champs, UCONN’s Andrew Sears Stock Rising, Peña Doubles In Astros Win

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?

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?

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

Johnson & Wales University Baseball News – Casey Baseball Camps, Golf Tournament, Alumni Game Coming Soon

The Johnson & Wales University Baseball Team has a number of awesome events happening this fall. I follow JWU-PVD Baseball on social media and have seen a flurry of event posts. These events support the JWU-PVD Baseball Program and feature prospect baseball camps, a golf tournament, and some alumni weekend activities. Here are some snapshots from the JWU-PVD Baseball Instagram account: According to the Casey … Continue reading Johnson & Wales University Baseball News – Casey Baseball Camps, Golf Tournament, Alumni Game Coming Soon

New England Club Baseball Association Adds Rhode Island Schools, Posts Fall Schedule

The New England Club Baseball Association (NECBA) is entering its 21st season of competitive club baseball at local New England Universities and Colleges. The NECBA, according to Commissioner Steve Pinner, “was formed in the fall of 2000 when the University of New Hampshire cancelled their varsity program.  Their coach, Pete Michel, kept the team alive as a club, and founded the NECBA with clubs from … Continue reading New England Club Baseball Association Adds Rhode Island Schools, Posts Fall Schedule

Rhode Island Host Families Wave Good-Bye To Summer Baseball League Family Members

A typical roster on a typical summer collegiate baseball league, pick any league in any state, has players from other states playing away from home all summer long. Players travel from Santa Cruz, California to play in Wakefield, RI. Players from Cumberland, RI play in Coral Gables, FL. Players from Maine and Missouri and Michigan play in Newport, RI. And where do these out of … Continue reading Rhode Island Host Families Wave Good-Bye To Summer Baseball League Family Members

Salve Regina University’s Dynamic Duo Of Lefty Pitchers Now Heading to Professional Baseball

Newport, Rhode Island’s Salve Regina University Baseball team has been an incredible local baseball story for me for several years running. Salve Baseball consistently recruits local Rhode Island baseball talent, which is a main draw for me as a Rhode Island baseball fan and writer. The Salve baseball club is always in the discussion as one of the top Division 3 baseball programs, not only … Continue reading Salve Regina University’s Dynamic Duo Of Lefty Pitchers Now Heading to Professional Baseball

Saturday Afternoon Sunset League Baseball At Cardines Field featuring Town Dock vs Westcott

This past week, I had the chance to catch up with George Donnelly Sunset League Commissioner Chris La Rose via email. Chris has always been a fantastic resource to the Rhode Island Baseball Experience pages contributing historical photos, Sunset League updates, and tons of cool Rhode Island baseball stuff. This week we chatted about this year’s schedule so far and the upcoming Al Alvarez All … Continue reading Saturday Afternoon Sunset League Baseball At Cardines Field featuring Town Dock vs Westcott

A Return To Muzzy Field And An NECBL History Lesson From Coach Gregg Hunt

By Nick Lemley On Wednesday the 6th, I returned to Muzzy Field in Bristol, CT to watch the NECBL (New England Collegiate Baseball League) Bristol Blues against the Danbury Westerners. This is my second trip this summer to Bristol to watch some of the best collegiate baseball talent in the country and to revisit a really cool baseball park.  And while at Muzzy Field, I … Continue reading A Return To Muzzy Field And An NECBL History Lesson From Coach Gregg Hunt