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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Bob Downey has been the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at East Greenwich High School for 21 years running. Wow, that is some accomplishment! And for the 14th year, Coach Downey will be hosting Rhode Island youth baseball players at the East Greenwich Summer Baseball Camp. The camp runs from August 2nd through the 6th at …

Continue reading

Almost 2 years ago, I sat in the stands at West Warwick’s McCarthy Field and watched an epic baseball game. North Cumberland Middle School versus Wickford Middle School – two incredible baseball teams, both nearly unbeatable all season long in 2019. Both teams absolutely stacked with baseball talent up and down the lineup, on the …

Continue reading

Through the GameChanger fan page of the Northeast Reds 13U baseball club, I spotted a series of games in Connecticut for the weekend of April 10th and 11th. The games were listed as “War At the Shore.” I was curious to learn more about War At The Shore, so I contacted Joe Zrenda via their …

Continue reading