The Rhode Island Baseball Experience

Promoting Rhode Island Baseball Since 1972

As many of you (painfully) remember, there was no national or international summer tournaments for Little League® Baseball and Softball in 2020. The state, regional, and international youth baseball tournament schedule in 2020 was cancelled unilaterally due to the safety concerns stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. Like most organizations, Little League® was hopeful for 2021 …

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The Domenic H. Christofaro Memorial Park is located in Narragansett off Boston Neck Rd. From my home in North Kingstown, it is a short drive through Wickford Village, passed North Kingstown High School, the on ramps to Jamestown and Newport, passed Casey Farm on your right, and just before you reach the Bonnet Shores section …

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Just this morning, I received an update on a recent article I published regarding the 2021 Rhode Island Middle School Baseball season. Jon Devolve, who is a valuable resource with the Rhode Island Principals’ Committee on Athletics, messaged me this morning with an important update on spectators. Here is a snapshot of that message: “Hi …

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The RI/MA AAU Baseball Spring Classic (1 of 2) Tournament is/was being played in several locations throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts this weekend. One of them is North Kingstown’s Ryan Park. Ryan Park is located off Oak Hill Rd and is just about 10 minutes from my home in North Kingstown. I am very familiar …

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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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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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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 …

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Rhode Island Little League’s District 3 consists of teams from Coventry, Warwick Continental American, Warwick North, North Kingstown/Wickford, Exeter/West Greenwich, Chariho, Westerly National, Narragansett, East Greenwich, and South Kingstown. Under the leadership of South Kingstown’s Frank Gallucci, an organizational meeting was held last night to: Establish the number of teams per division each league would …

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In the Pilgrim High School section of Warwick, there is a new baseball and softball indoor training facility that has recently opened for business. Owners Amy and Leo invited me to XLR Batting Cages and Training Facility this week to learn more about their business. XLR is located at 1222 Post Rd, next to Planet …

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On my trip around Rhode Island this summer visiting baseball fields, I traveled to Pawtucket and Fairlawn Little League.  The baseball fields are located behind Nathaniel Greene Elementary School at 285 Smithfield Ave, Pawtucket.  A classic baseball sign on the outside of Carl DeLuca Memorial Field got my attention.  It read “Pawtucket’s Fairlawn Little League …

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