A Peek Inside My Rhode Island Baseball Experience in 2019, So Far…

In 2019, I had another fantastic Rhode Island Baseball Experience tour of RI Baseball fields, leagues, tournaments, and special events. I traveled to Block Island to see Heinz Field. I visited Lajoie Field in Woonsocket. I watched games in the RI Little League 10U, 11U, 12U, and Juniors District and State Tournaments. I caught the Newport Gulls in Newport and the Ocean State Waves in Martha’s Vineyard. I touched home plate at Fenway Park for the Run To Home Base 5K. I threw out a first pitch at McCoy Stadium. My RI baseball community friendships grew week by week, as I got introduced to players from North Providence/Smithfield Babe Ruth, CLCF, West Warwick, Washington Park, and more. Here is a short list of what made of my Rhode Island Baseball Experience this year, so far…

  • Rumford Little League – Wounded Warrior Tournament
  • JoHnston Little League – RI Little League Juniors State Champs
  • MOunt Pleasant Little League – Host of the Providence Mayor’s Cup Tournament
  • Darlington Little League – Host of the Andreozzi Tournament
  • Elmwood Little League – RI Senior Little League Champions
  • RI Challenger Division 2 – Met this group through Cody Ortega and RI Prospects
  • Silver Lake (Olneyville) Little League President Richard Hemphill, got to shake his hand
  • CLCF – Multiple Cal Ripken League State Titles this summer
  • WAshington Park Cal Ripken – 12U State Champs and Mayor’s Cup PVD Winner
  • North Kingstown/Wickford Little League – 11U State Champs
  • Deerfield Park – Host of the RI Little League 11U State Tournament, Smithfield Little League
  • Barrington Little League – 12U District 2, Rhode Island State, New England Champions
  • Apponaug Cal Ripken Babe Ruth – Warwick Mayor’s Cup Winners for Minors and Majors
  • GloceSter Little League – Took over the St. Gregg’s Tournament and hosted it this summer
  • WEst Warwick Baseball – 9U RI Cal Ripken State Champs
  • Burrillville Little League – 12U District 4 Champs
  • WCALL – Warwick Continental American LL – Great fans who love baseball
  • ELmhurst Cal Ripken – Field, Park, and Playground Are Just Incredible
  • GuLls – Newport’s Summer Collegiate Baseball Team – Met Don O’Hanley, Chuck Paiva
  • WavEs – Traveled to Martha’s Vineyard and Wakefield to see this NECBL team
  • JaXon Morrocco Tournament – Great tournament hosted by Warwick North Little League
  • CaPe Cod League – 3 RI players played there this year – Wurster, Webb, and Sears
  • HomE Base Program – An emotional 5K for raising awareness for Veterans and PTSD
  • CRagen Field – East Greenwich Little League home field, host of the RI 12U States
  • WIckford Middle – RI Middle School Baseball State Champions
  • HEndricken (Bishop) – High School Division 1 Baseball State Champions
  • North Providence/Smithfield – 13U, 14U, 15U RI Babe Ruth State Champions
  • Cranston Western Little League – 10U State Champions, New England Regional Champs
  • Exeter West Greenwich Tee Ball Field – Where the joy of baseball is cultivated at 4 years old

I thank every fan, player, coach, and parent for being a valuable part of the Rhode Island Baseball community. And, I am looking forward to writing about more Rhode Island Baseball Experiences this fall and for years to come.

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The RIBBE is The Rhode Island Baseball Experience. It is promoting the game of baseball here in the great state of Rhode Island for the entire baseball world to see. The RIBBE is positive stories, photos, videos, and responsible social media posts. The RIBBE is an information resource for families looking for an AAU team or a summer camp or a great place to buy a first baseman’s mitt. The RIBBE is a network of coaches, tournament directors, parents, leagues, and baseball junkies whose passion of the game of baseball is unquestioned. I believe that providing expert analysis, information and directions to ballfields, and coaching advice from some of the top RI baseball minds will help promote the game of baseball here in RI to a whole new level.

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