Wickford Little League: Updates
Thursday, November 23
We are thankful for excellent pitching and timely hitting for a cold October Fall Baseball game. We are thankful for a home run derby that brought together two leagues and providing an entire town with tons of excitement. We are thankful for moms and dads and grandparents and step-parents who drive their sons and daughters to games, practices, tournaments, and who then sit and cheer in the blinding sun, the occasion heavy down pour, the blustery conditions, and whatever else New England weather throws at us. We are thankful for the volunteers who clean up the field, who have helped merge two proud leagues, who provide our youth of North Kingstown with a safe place to learn and grow as baseball players. We are thankful to the game of baseball for being the awesome sport that it is. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Wickford Little League, North Kingstown American Little League, and your families.
Sunday, November 12
Fall Cleanup to be Held November 18th
End of the year for Wilson Park and Signal Rock baseball field - which means we need help to get the fields successfully cleaned up and prepped for winter. We need a huge turnout from coaches, volunteers, etc to make this happen. Please share with others on and off Facebook.
Saturday November 18th - 9am to 11am
Wednesday, November 8
League Meeting Thursday November 9th
Please join us this Thursday, November 9th for our monthly League Meeting. Public is welcome to attend and give their input on topics such as the 2018 budget, fall cleanup efforts, and how we can continue to grow the brand to be known as North Kingstown/Wickford Little League. Meeting starts at 7 pm at the Lischio Field Club House. Hope to see you there, Thursday the 9th.
Saturday, September 9
Great sales at Dicks Sporting Goods This Weekend
From Little League offices, here is a great opportunity for deals at Dick's Sporting Goods. Shop in store or by clicking this link:
Sunday, September 3
NK W Hats Available for Sale
Hey parents, fans, and sponsors of North Kingstown/Wickford Little League players. Those awesome hats you saw on our rising star's head this summer for districts, Urwin, and other tournaments is now available to you the fans. At an incredible introductory price of just $17, you can have one of these great hats to wear around RI to show your support of North Kingstown/Wickford Little League. We will have some for sale at our cookout on the 23rd. Hope to see you at the cookout on the 23rd. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 9
Wickford District 12's Finish season
Tough losses to South Kingstown and East Greenwich ended our run in this year's District 12 tournament team play. Congrats to all the players selected, the coaches, and thank you to the fans for showing up in huge numbers for each game.
Sunday, July 9
District 10's Finish Season At Wilson Park
A great tournament run for the combined NK/W (North Kingstown American and Wickford Little League) District 10s came to an end last night against South Kingstown. Congratulations to the players selected, Coaches Paul Venditto, Todd Mascena, and Rob Perry for a great job working with the kids, and the huge crowd of fans that showed up for each exciting game.
Sunday, June 18
Dave's Crowned as Majors Division Champions
Congratulations to Dave's Marketplace for winning the Majors Division Championship. Congrats to all the players, coaches, and families on a great season of Wickford and North Kingstown American Little League baseball.
Tuesday, June 13
NK Baseball Camp - Week of July 10th
North Kingstown Baseball Camp for our rising Wickford Little League and North Kingstown American Little League stars is set for the week of July 10 through the 14th. Coach Tom Pacia from North Kingstown High School will be running the camp. Per Coach Pacia "I would love to see as many people as possible attend this as it will be a great time, skills focused and heavy drill work. Will be great for the kids to work with our coaches and players to have some fun and work on skill fundamentals." Please see attached photo/flyer for more information. If you are interested in signing up for this great camp, you can register at www.nksportscamps.com
Wednesday, May 31
Board Meeting Thursday June 1st.
Reminder: There will be an Executive Board Meeting Thursday June 1st at Lischio Field Clubhouse. Meeting agenda to include the HR Derby, All Stars, and playoff baseball. Public is welcome to attend. Meeting will begin at 8:30.
Sunday, May 28
Happy Memorial Day
From all of us at Wickford Little League, have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. We are honored to have in our North Kingstown community so many veterans and current service men and women. Their paths have taken them to foreign soil to help protect our great country. Their bravery and unselfishness is to be commended not just this weekend, but everyday, every week, every chance we get. The freedoms we cherish in this country were made secure by those who chose to stand up and protect the United States of America. A salute, a handshake, a hug, and most of all, an appreciation for their service is our duty as Americans for these incredible men and women. Wickford Little League says Thank You for your service.
Friday, May 26
Games for May 26th have been cancelled due to rain
Games for May 26th have been cancelled due to rain
Friday, May 19
2017 Jog for Julie and Dana Farber Set for June 17th
Wickford Little League and North Kingstown American Little League, let's support one of the most successful baseball families in North Kingstown's rich history of rising stars, the Maloneys. Enter to walk or run in this year's Jog for Julie and Dana Farber on Saturday June 17th. Walk with your kids, your neighbors, the sponsors of the event, come be a part of the solution. To help find cancer and help support the efforts of the Dana Farber institute. For more information, click the link below. Thank you and see you at the starting line!!!
Sunday, May 14
Happy Mother's Day from Wickford Little League
Thank you to our amazing Moms, Step-Moms, Grandmas for supporting your sons and daughters in youth sports like Wickford Little League. You stand and cheer for our rising stars. You log hours and hours at practices and games. When the rain starts, you grab your umbrella. When the cold creeps in, you just grab your gloves and a blanket and settle in. Rain or shine, in spring or fall, you are there to support and encourage our rising stars. Thank you for all that you do. Happy Mother's Day from everyone at Wickford Little League. Go Moms!!!
Friday, May 12
May 6th Picture Day Teams moved to May 20th
Update on Picture Day. All players and teams scheduled for May 6th, which was cancelled due to rain, are now moved to Saturday May 20th. Please check with your coaches and confirm times. Times will stay the same for most teams but please double check with your managers. Please share with others on and off Facebook. Thank you.
Thursday, May 11
League Meeting Tonight at 8pm
Reminder, league wide meeting tonight at the Lischio Field Clubhouse. 8pm. Public is welcome to attend.
Friday, May 5
Games, Photos Cancelled for May 6th
All games scheduled for Wilson Park for May 6th have been cancelled due to rain.
All games scheduled for McGinn Park and Signal Rock field have been cancelled due to rain.
All photos for teams playing for Wickford and North Kingstown American Little League are to be rescheduled.
The leagues are working together to reschedule photos for both Wickford and North Kingstown American Little Leaguers.
Enjoy the weekend with your family.
Baseball in North Kingstown will be back the week of May 8th.
Friday, May 5
All Games for May 5th Cancelled Due To Rain
Games scheduled for Friday, May 5th are cancelled due to rain. Please stay tuned to Facebook and our team websites, www.eteamz.com/wickford for updates on tomorrow's games.
Wednesday, April 26
Games for 04-26 Cancelled Due to Rain
Per the league office, tonight's scheduled Wickford Little League games are cancelled due to rain. Please share with other families on and off Facebook. Thank you.
Tuesday, April 25
Games for 04-25 Called Due to Rain
Per the league office, all scheduled games today are cancelled due to rain. Please share with others on and off Facebook. Thank you.
Saturday, April 8
Great Turnout for Opening Day, 2017
Amazing turnout for today's Wickford and North Kingstown American Little League Opening Day Parade. Teams, coaches, volunteers, and families watched and cheered as the Wickford and North Kingstown Little Leagues marched together. Kids of all ages braved the chilly conditions as they marched from Wickford Middle School, through Wickford Village and ended up at Wilson Park. T-ball, Single A, AA, AAA, and Majors division teams lined up together. Presidents Arnie Sarazen and Todd Mascena said a few words to the crowd. A plaque ceremony in honor of Ed Cooney followed comments by new North Kingstown High School baseball coach Tom Pacia. The Cooney family threw out the first pitch and the ceremonial "Play Ball" marks the offical start of the 2017 Wickford and North Kingstown American Little League season. Great job by all the volunteers to get the fields ready and organize the Opening Day ceremonies. Special thanks to North Kingstown Town Councilman Kevin Maloney for walking with us. Thanks to the North Kingstown Fire Department and the North Kingstown Police Department for keeping the parade route safe. Looking forward to a great season of baseball here in North Kingstown.
Monday, April 3
Opening Day Parade Update from WLL President Arnie Sarazen
Opening Day update:
Little League Opening Day for both Wickford Little League and North Kingstown American Little League is scheduled for this Saturday, April 8th. Both leagues will march together in the parade from Wickford Middle School through the Village of Wickford finishing at Wilson Park for a brief ceremony. The parade will start at 9am.
Please have players and coaches in the majors, AAA and AA divisions meet at WMS between 8:30a – 8:45a, in uniform, (sneakers – not cleats) to start the parade. Single A and T-ball players and coaches will meet at the parking lot of Rite Aid in Wickford, in uniform, by 9a and join the parade as it passes.
If any players from AA, Single A or T-ball have not been notified by their coach yet, please contact the appropriate commissioner below who will answer your question.
AA Commissioner: Frank McGee email@example.com
Single A Commissioner: Joe Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
T-ball Commissioner: Dawson Hodgson email@example.com
Friday, March 31
Field Day Moved To Sunday, April 2nd at 9am
Due to the weather, we are moving all Field Day preparation work to Sunday, April 2nd. Start time is 9am. Please share with other families on Facebook and off Facebook.
Thursday, March 16
AAA and Majors Tryouts, Saturday March 18th
AAA and Majors Division Tryouts, Take 2. All those rising stars who missed the March 4th tryouts are encouraged to attend. Saturday, March 18th 12 noon - 2?, depending on the number of players.
Extra Innings, 69 Illinois Ave, Unit 2, Warwick
Please share with others on and off Facebook.
Friday, March 10
AAA and Majors Makeup Tryouts Cancelled - March 12th
Due to the weather, we will be cancelling the tryouts scheduled for Sunday March 12th. WLL is working on alternative dates for those who did not make the AAA and Majors tryouts on Saturday March 4th. Stay tuned for more information. Please share with other families on and off Facebook.
Tuesday, March 7
Makeup Tryout Date for AAA and Majors eligible players
There will be a make-up tryout for any AAA or Majors eligible player that did not participate in last weekend's tryouts at NK High School. Depending on the weather, the date is Sunday March 12th at 2pm at Lischio Field in Slocum. If you need directions or more information, please message us. If the weather does not cooperate, we will post a new date.
Saturday, March 4
AAA and Majors Tryouts Today starting at 9am
Some last minute tips on what to bring to the tryouts today. A love of baseball, a positive attitude, and the feeling that no matter what happens, you tried your best. The glove you are wearing, the bat in your hand, the shoes on your feet, that's all secondary stuff. If your attitude, your sportsmanship, your effort is there today, everything else will fall into place. Good luck to the players, coaches, and volunteers today as we look to shape our AAA and Majors Divisions for the spring. Go Wickford!!!
Monday, February 27
Times for AAA and Majors Tryouts Sat. March 4th
From the office of The President of Wickford Little League:
12s at 9:00 AM
11s at 9:30 AM
10s at 10:00 AM
Last Name A to L start at 10:30 AM and M - Z start at 11:00 AM. @ NKHS Gym
Those who wish to manage in the majors or AAA should plan to attend the league meeting this Thurs, 7pm, Lischio Fieldhouse.
Thursday, January 5
How To Register for the 2017 WLL Season
If you would like to register your rising star for the spring season of Wickford Little League, you have several options. One is to go to the Handouts section of our website. Another is to click this link - Spring 2017 Registration - to register online. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at Wickford Little League and we are happy to assist. Go Wickford.
Sunday, January 1
NKHS SENIOR PROJECT TO DONATE USED EQUIPMENT
Chad Mansolillo, a Wickford Little League alum and current member of the NKHS varsity baseball team is collecting new and used (good condition) baseball and softball equipment – which will be donated to the Boston Red Sox Foundation.
The Red Sox’ “Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI)” program will distribute all gear collected to inner city kids and teams in need.
WLL would like to support this project. Anyone with equipment to donate can contact Chad at 401-263-5922.
Monday, November 7
Field CleanUp Day - November 12th at Wilson Park
Good Monday morning to all Wickford Little League parents, coaches, and families. We are holding an end of the season clean up day at the AAA and Majors fields at Wilson Park. Please join us to help clean up the bullpen areas, store sponsorship signage, and more on Saturday November 12th from 9 to 11. This is a volunteer effort so please forward to others on and off Facebook. Bring yard tools such as rakes, weed wackers, or a small lawnmower if you can spare it. Yard work is much more fun and interesting with friends, so come out and help us get the field closed up for the winter. Thanks from everyone at Wickford Little League.
Tuesday, November 1
League Wide Meeting Thursday November 3rd
Want to learn more about the 2017 Wickford Little League season? How about how you can volunteer to make our league better? Any suggestions or comments you want to tell the board members of Wickford Little League? Great, come to our monthly meeting on Thursday, November 3rd at the Lischio Fieldhouse. Meeting starts at 7:30pm and we plan on going over a number of topics related to next year's spring and fall seasons. Public is welcome. Hope to see you Thursday night at 7:30 at Lischio Fieldhouse.
Wednesday, October 26
News from the Wickford Juniors Fall Baseball Coaching Staff
Tonight, Wickford Juniors lost on 8 innings in the Juniors Finals vs East Greenwich. Game was at EWG. EG was up 4-1, but Wickford scored 3 in top of 7th... we took lead in top of 8th, but EG scored 2 runs in bottom of 8th with 2 outs. We got a wicked cool 2nd-place trophy!
Wickford had won 5 consecutive must-win games going into this game tonight.
The team photo with the kids facing the camera includes the 13 kids and 2 coaches on our team... third
From the left, the kids are:
- Sean Cheney.
- Noah Silverman.
- Andy Bard.
- Holden Streich.
- Henry Hersum.
- Jack Bellemore.
- Liam Dowden.
- Shamus Culhane.
- Jacob Faulise.
- Danny McNeil.
- Sean Hodgson.
- Head Coach Neil Streich.
- Noah Eustis.
- Jackson Caldarone.
- Assistant Coach Norm Bellemore.
- Assistant Coach Alan Silverman took photo and is not pictured.
It was a very very fun season.
Monday, October 10
Please welcome Kerry Vasaturo, Our New Treasurer
Welcome Kerry Vasaturo, the new Treasurer for Wickford Little League and its operations. Thank you for volunteering Kerry. And thanks to outgoing Treasurer, George Porter for making the books look so good the past few seasons.
Friday, September 30
Pitch, Hit, Run Event Cancelled for Saturday October 1st
Attention Wickford Little League, due to the incoming bad weather, we are going to postpone the Pitch, Hit, Run event scheduled for Saturday October 1st. Stay tuned for other events this fall and winter from Wickford Little League. Please share with others on Facebook or in your neighborhood. Go Wickford!!!
Saturday, September 17
Award Winners for the 2016 WLL Banquet
Awards and special recognition prizes were handed out during the 2 hour ceremony. The Ed Cooney Award is awarded every year and is given to one player from each major division and AAA team. It is awarded to the player that displays great sportsmanship and fair play throughout the year. WLL puts tremendous emphasis on this award as the league tries to promote fair play, fun and sportsmanship over wins and losses. The Paul J. Dignan Memorial Leadership Award is given to one player from the major division: “In recognition of young leaders who show a zest for life and lift the spirits of all whom they touch.” Every year, the home run champion is recognized. Also honored are the 10, 11, 12 year old District All Star teams, Urwin Friendship All Star team. (9 – 10 year olds), St Greg’s Friendship team (7 – 8 year olds), Major champs, and the AAA champs.
Here is the breakdown of the awards given out for the 2016 Wickford Little League season:
Ed Cooney Award winners:
Baileys – Bobby Corkery
Allies – Sam Easter
Dave’s – Shamus Culhane
Dodgers – Brandon Richard
D-Backs – Brady Hanks
Nationals – Kate Maloney
Orioles – Colton Lindley
Padres – Kaleb DeAngelis
The Home Run Champion of 2016 was Luke Porter
The Majors Division Champions was Bailey’s.
The AAA Division Champions was the Launch Trampoline D-Backs.
The Paul J. Dignan award was presented by Wickford Little League Vice President, valued sponsor King’s Crossing Golf Club, and proud father Rob McNeil. Rob presented his son, Danny, with the award by delivering a beautiful speech about what this player meant to the league, meant to his teammates, and most of all, meant to his father and coach. Danny jogged up to the podium to greet his father, who met him with a handshake, a hug, and tears in his eyes. It was a special moment that the McNeil family will not soon forget, nor will the close to 100 guests attending the banquet soon forget. Great moment and I was so happy to be a part of this night.
Monday, September 12
Great night at the WLL Banquet
Great night of honoring the coaches, players, families, and overall Wickford Little League community. Thank you to the "O" Club and the Banquet committee for doing such an amazing job. The kids had fun, the parents took photos and chatted, tons of great memories were made. If you have any cool photos that you'd like to share, send them to us and we will post them here or on our league Facebook page for all to enjoy. Go Wickford!!!
Friday, September 9
Update on the 2016 WLL Banquet September 12
The mail in registration period for the 2016 Wickford Little League Banquet has closed. Those looking to attend Monday's events are asked not to mail in your registration forms. Instead, message Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions. This does not close out registration, as you can still attend and pay at the door. Please message Kristy at email@example.com for further instructions. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Friday, September 2
What is OPS and what does it mean for hitters?
Do you ever notice that stat next to batting average labelled "OPS?" It stands for On-base percentage. It is a stat that tells you how often you get on base - hits, walks, or hit by pitches - in relation to how many at bats you have, the walks you earned, the hit by pitches you have, and the sacrifice flies you have hit. All time leader, who else? Ted Williams.
Thursday, September 1
Games September 1 Cancelled Due To Rain
Due to the rain today, all games at Wilson Park have been cancelled. Coaches, please notify your players as well as the opposing teams. As always, check our Facebook page and the Wickford Little League website for any rain updates.
Tuesday, August 30
The 2016 Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon And How to Donate
Wickford Little League community, take a moment today and turn your radio dial to 103.7 WEEI, turn your TV tonight to NESN, and be a part of the 2016 Jimmy Fund Telethon. Listen to the stories of the families who lost a loved one to cancer, they will make you cry and want to run and hug your children. Watch and revel in the success stories of those kids who beat cancer. Admire the doctors, nurses, and support staff at Dana Farber Hospital. Donate, if you can, to help make striking out cancer a reality. For more information, go to www.jimmyfund.org.
Tuesday, August 23
Junior Umpire Meeting - Friday August 26th at Wilson Park
Attention Junior Umpires and Families:
Casey Alexander would like to hold an informal training on Friday 8/26 at 6 pm at Wilson Park for any new kids who would like to start umpiring this fall. Any interested junior umpires can contact Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-743-1383. Please share with other Wickford Little League families who maybe interested.
Monday, August 22
The 2016 Wickford Little League Banquet is Monday September 12th
The 2016 Wickford Little League Banquet is Monday, September 12th. This event honors the players, coaches, sponsors, volunteers, and families involved in Wickford Little League - past, present, and our bright future. Awards and special trophies will be handed out to players in divisions from the Majors through AA. Special recognition trophies and presentations will be made. There is a surprise this year to go along with your trophies, medals, and acknowledgements. We are presenting the All-Stars, Tournament, and Special Award Wickford Little League players with original, never been worn, Wickford Little League commemorative T-shirts to be worn proudly by our league players. Additional T-Shirts will be available for purchase at the banquet. Please go to this website link "2016 Handouts" and see the printable form for the banquet. Any questions or concerns, please message us at email@example.com or through our Facebook page, Wickford Little League.
Thursday, August 18
Executive Board Meeting Tonight, Thursday August 18
Reminder, Executive Board Meeting tonight at Lischio Field Club House. Public is welcome to attend. Meeting will start around 8pm. Topics include, but are not limited to, Fall baseball, September banquet, financials, recent vandalism, and more. Hope to see you tonight at Lischio Field Club House.
Sunday, August 7
A single word can make someone feel appreciated, feel like their unselfish act didn't go unnoticed, feel like they made a difference in a child's day. I remind my players to make sure they thank their parents for the ride to the game or practice. When a player comes up to me after a game and says "Thanks Coach," it makes me feel better than any hit, run, or pitch thrown in the game. So Thanks Wickford Little League community - players, sponsors, parents, volunteers, coaches - for making baseball an important part of your lives. Thanks to Jan Fucile Swartz for the amazing photo.
Wednesday, August 3
2016 Fall Baseball Registration Is Active
Another exciting season of Wickford Little League fall baseball is just a month away. If you haven't yet, go to the following link - Wickford Little League Fall Ball - to sign up for the 2016 Fall Baseball season. Teams are being assembled and coaches are welcome to email the league with their interest. Fall baseball has always been a great tradition with Wickford Little League. Sign up today via the Active.com link or by visiting our Facebook page, Wickford Little League, and clicking the "Sign UP" button. Go Wickford!!!
Monday, August 1
Wickford Little League Rising Stars Shine Again in St. Greg's Tournament
The 9U Wickford Little League St. Greg's team finished strong in tournament play this weekend, with a hard fought 11-10 win over West Warwick on Sunday. A group effort on the mound, patient at bats by the entire team and timely hits by Chris Ciarniello and Brandon Venditto helped lead the way to victory. In the tournament opener Friday night, the team lost a hard fought game to St. Greg's after facing some tough late inning pitching. Last night, the team lost a heartbreaker to North Providence by 1 run in the bottom of the last inning. The team did a great job staying positive, staying together, and pulling off a victory Sunday.
Thursday, July 28
AA Clinic Tonight at 6:00 on the AA Field at Wilson Park
News and Notes from AA Commissioner's office:
Baseball skills clinic is tonight from 6-7:30 @ the AA field @ Wilson. It is open to AA players and single A players who are moving up next season. We had a decent showing last week - about 10 kids.
Also, the 8/9 St. Greg's Tournament team has their 1st game tomorrow night at 6pm @ St. Greg's in Warwick.
Monday, July 25
WLL Urwin Team Finishes Strong Second
After a very successful run through the seeding and open rounds, the 2016 Wickford Little League Urwin 9/10's finally met their match in Warwick Continental. Warwick defeated Wickford 10-5 to capture first place in the Coventry Little League sponsored tournament. Wickford's only losses came to the eventual champion, Warwick. Congratulations to the players, coaches, families, and friends who attended the games over the 3 week tournament run. Go Wickford!!!
Friday, July 22
Wickford Juniors Set to Play Gloucester in State Championship Game.
Big news, our Juniors team is entering the state championship games this weekend. The game will be played at Pineview Baseball Complex. Field is at 401 Daggett Ave, Pawtucket. Game is Saturday, 6:30 pm vs. Glocester. Go Wickford.
Thursday, July 21
Wickford Little League Urwin Team Reaches Finals
Tonight, the 9/10 Urwin team of Wickford Little Leaguers takes on Warwick Continental in the finals of the Urwin Tournament. The tournament is hosted by Coventry Little League. Wickford has had an impressive run in the tournament, posting a 6-1 record. Our only loss was against Warwick Continental. Game is at 6pm at Wood St. Field, Coventry. Go Wickford!!!
Friday, July 15
WLL District 11's Advance to District 3 Championships
This just in... Wickford Little League 11's defeat Warwick Continental American. Final score from Wilson Park was 7-4. WLL has advanced to the District 3 Championships. Great job Wickford District 11's, coaches, families, players!!!
Wednesday, July 13
Wickford Little League District 11's to Play Friday Night at Wilson Park
Come out Friday, July 15th to cheer on our District 11's. Wilson Park at 6:30. Our rising stars are playing Warwick Continental. Should be a fantastic night for baseball. Good luck players, coaches, and families. Go Wickford!!!
Wednesday, July 13
Wickford Little League Juniors District Champs
Congratulations to the Wickford Little League Jr's district team. They defeated a strong East Greenwich team to win the District 3 championship. Nice job Juniors and Coaching Staff. Go Wickford!!!
Saturday, July 9
Wickford 9/10 Urwin Team #2 Seed in Tournament
Congrats to the 9/10 Urwin Friendship team from Wickford Little League. They have secured the #2 seed in the tournament after finishing 3-0 in the seeding round robin games. Great job by these Wickford Little League rising stars. Go Wickford!!!
Wickford takes on East Greenwich Tuesday night in the opening game of the tournament. 5:30 at Wood St. Ball Fields, Coventry.
Thursday, July 7
District 10's Play at Home at Wilson Park July 8th at 6:30
Has your heart stop racing from the first District 10's game last week??? Ready for more excitement? You are in luck. The District 10's, fresh off an epic performance against Warwick will be hosting their next game at Wilson Park. Game starts at 6:30pm, Friday July 8th. Good luck to the Districts, their players, coaches and families!!!
Friday, July 1
Wickford Wins Opening Game - District 10's
Wickford Little League 10 year old District 3 All-Stars played the best Little League game seen by many on hand. The crowd from Wickford tonight in Warwick was awesome! 9 inning WICKFORD walk off win! Great job by ALL players. A special congrats to Ian McGrath & Joe Hopkins who produced the game winning run!!! This team is for real. Next game in the winners bracket is Friday July 8th at Wilson Park.
Monday, June 27
The 2016 Lombardi Tournament
Update on the 2016 Lombardi Tournament courtesy of Frank and Trish McGee:
The weather was great, kids had fun and had tons of energy despite the double header games! The games were competitive and the tournament served it's purpose as a great conclusion to the season for AA. The players had a chance to experience being on a team with different coaches and players than regular season. The bats and pitching really came around today and plays in the field were being made!
Frank McGee and Gary Kim shared announcing duties and kept the fans and players engaged with music between innings. A big thank you goes to Kristy Mureddu for volunteering her Sat/Sun morning running the concession stand - even when she did not have a player on the field!
Ronan Gately (tall kid pictured in red at bat) hit an inside the park homerun which really excited everyone!
The teams split the games yesterday. Today, the blue team won game 3 and game 4 ended in a tie.
Friday, June 24
Launch Trampoline Park is the 2016 AAA Division Champ
Congratulations to the 2016 AAA Division Champions, Launch Trampoline Park. Congrats to the players and Coaches Arnold, Hanks, and Andrews for your incredible season. Launch was the only team in the playoffs this year to go undefeated. Great Job Launch!!!
And great job to all the AAA teams this year:
Mike's Auto Body
Urology and Associates
And your 2016 AAA Champs - Launch Trampoline Park
Thursday, June 16
Former WLL Star Andrew Sarazen now State Champ
Andrew Sarazen, a senior at Bishop Hendricken High School and a Wickford Little League alum, won the RI Division 1 Baseball State Championship at McCoy Stadium Wednesday night as a member of the Hendricken baseball team.
Andrew is a catcher. The team beat SKHS at McCoy – 2 straight games. Andrew also won the WLL major championship as a member of Printworld in 2011.
Information and photos provided by proud Dad, our league President Arnie Sarazen.
Wednesday, June 15
2016 Lombardi Tournament - June 25, 26
The 2016 Lombardi Tournament has been finalized. Here are the dates for this year's tournament. Games will be played on the Majors Field at Wilson Park. Good luck to all the players and coaches.
Saturday, June 25th - 9am and 11am games @ Majors Field
Sunday, June 26th - 9am and 11 am games @ Majors Field
Tuesday, June 14
AAA Championship Game, Wednesday June 15th
AAA Championship tomorrow night - Mike's Auto Body vs. Launch Trampoline Park. Wow, what a game that will be. Concession stand will be open and game starts at 7pm. Wickford Little Leaguers of all levels are welcome to watch this latest and greatest championship game. Good luck to the players and coaches tomorrow night. Game is on the Major's field at Wilson Park, 7pm.
Sunday, June 12
Bailey's is the 2016 Wickford Little League Majors Champion
Breaking news... Bailey's has won the Majors Division Championship. Congratulations to Bailey's players, coaches, and families on a very successful season. And thank you to everyone on Dave's and Allie's for an incredible season of Wickford Little League baseball. Go Wickford!!!
Saturday, June 11
Championship Game for Majors moved to Sunday, June 12
Due to rain, the Major's Championship game has been rescheduled.
Game will now be played Sunday, June 12th at 9am.
All are welcome to attend to watch Dave's vs. Bailey's.
Friday, June 10
Wickford Middle School to face Curtis Corner Middle School for Championship
Very exciting news!!! Wickford Middle School will be playing for the middle school championship on Monday, June 13th. WMS will be facing Curtis Corner Middle School at 5pm at Lischio Field. Tons of former Wickford Little League players are now starring for the Wickford team. All of our Wickford Little League is invited to Lischio Field Monday to cheer on WMS. Good luck Wickford Middle School!!!
Monday, June 6
Team and Individual Pictures Are In
Coaches and Managers,
The team and individual pictures are in. You can pick them up at the concession stand this week to hand out to your players. Any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message through our Facebook page, Wickford Little League. Thanks.
Thursday, June 2
Ocean State Waves to Offer Free Clinic and Special Announcement!!!
From the desk of Matt Finlayson, President of the Ocean State Waves:
Dear Families of Wickford Little League,
I hope that your baseball season has been enjoyable and that your son or daughter has had fun learning/playing the game of baseball! The weather is starting to feel like summer and that means the Waves are back in action.
We would like to invite all players with their family to a FREE Baseball Clinic and Meet & Greet at Old Mountain Field. This will take place Wednesday, June 8th at 4:30 pm and go until 6 pm. Please come with a Waiver (online under camps tab) and that is all you need! If your son is interested in baseball camp, please check out our four weeks of summer camp at www.oceanstatewaves.com! First session of camp begins June 27th at Old Mountain Field. Campers get to learn from the best D1 players in the country and have fun with the Waves!
Also, Thursday July 21st, any Wickford Little League wearing their uniform gets free admission to the game at 6:30 pm.
All the best and hope to see you soon,
President & GM
Ocean State Waves
Saturday, May 28
Happy Memorial Day from Wickford Little League
"And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"
This quote was taken from a poem by Francis Scott Key called "Defense of Fort McHenry." Key's poem was later transferred into the lyrics for our national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner." Wickford Little League would like to take a moment to thank the many servicemen and servicewomen in our community and our nation. Many retired and current servicemen and servicewomen have become local doctors, teachers, electricians, business people and are serving our community in other capacities. These men and women sacrificed family time, maybe college or a career, to join the armed forces in defense of our great nation. In your travels this weekend, at a cookout or a family gathering or during Wickford's Annual Memorial Day parade, take a moment to acknowledge their sacrifice. It only takes a few seconds and 5 words to make someone's day.
Thank you for your service.
Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day to all of our Wickford Little League community.
Sunday, May 22
Message from Ed Cooney on Paul Lischio Plaque Ceremony
Quoting Ed Cooney:
"I'd like to Town Manager Tom Mulligan, Representative Doreen Costa, Representative Bob Craven, Senator Mark Gee, Town Councillor Carol Hueston, Town Councillor Kevin Maloney, School Committee Member Bob Jones, the NKHS Varsity Baseball Team, and WLL President Arnie Sarazen for coming out this morning to help us remember Paul and thank Marguerite Lischio for all of their contributions to be certain our Town's "Field of Dreams" became a reality.
A special thanks needs to be given to Ray LeBlanc, Jack Pyne and Fran McCrossan for all of their hard work the last 20 years to be certain that Lischio Field is a place all of North Kingstown can be proud of."
Photo credit goes to Ray LeBlanc
Saturday, May 21
Update from the 2016 Wickford Little League Home Run Derby
We had 51 kids in 5 age groups. Winners of each category get a WLL sweatshirt and runners up get a WLL wicking t-shirt.
1. Luke Porter
2. Jacob Faulise
3. Shamus Culhane
1. Brady Spitzer
2. Robbie Lamond
3. Cullen Knowles
1. Braeden Campbell
2. David Mureddu
3. Ethan Venditto and Delcan Morrison
1. Quincy Rome
2. Willem Andrews
3. Jacob Hall
1. Christopher Ciarnello
2. Rock Arnold
3. Jacob Hamilton
Special Thanks to:
Sean Maloney and Dave Andrews for Pitching
Rob McNeil and Jim McGrath for Emcing
Chris Beattie for lining the fields
Chris Beattie and Brad Hammond for cooking
Kristy and her helpers for organizing the food
Audrey Hammond for clean up
Rob Arnold, Kyle Spitzer, and Dino Ciarnello for organizing the kids on the fields
Cahill McGovern for handling registration
Launch Trampoline Park for their generous sponsorship
Tuesday, May 17
What to do if there is a Rainout?
This spring has been challenging for rain and weather in general. The games are called at the commissioner level. Each division from T-Ball to the Junior/Senior Leagues has a commissioner who will make the call on weather related games. Once the commissioner calls the game, the Facebook page is updated. Also, this website will be updated. As a rule, we try to get this information to you as quickly as we can. Check those sites often during the day or night of your game for any updates. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Friday, May 13
AAA Skills and Development Practice - Monday May 16th 5:30 -7:30
Given the huge success of the first night, we would like to have another go at this. We have secured Feurer Park for Monday May 16th from 5:30 to 7:30. Practice will be teaching skills such as double plays, positional awareness, cut-offs from the outfield, as well as personal attention to throwing, hitting, catching, and just about anything we see to make your WLL player better.
This time, I'd like to ask you, the parents, for your feedback. Is there are a particular area of play that you'd like your son or daughter to improve upon? Something that you see in the games that gets your attention. Send me an email and I will go over your requests with the coaches helping out at the clinics. As with Wednesday's practice, we appreciate all the parents assistance on and off the field.
Any questions, let me know. Thanks everyone.
Thursday, May 12
AAA Skills and Development Practice A Huge Success
|Feurer Park, North Kingstown|
Thank you to all the AAA players, coaches, and parents for making our first skills practice a huge success. Special thanks to T-Ball coaches for working with us on the field situation. The future of Wickford Little League baseball looks bright!!! Go Wickford!!!
Wednesday, May 11
AAA Skills and Development Practice
AAA Coaches, players, parents are welcome to the year's first skills and development practice tonight at Feurer Park in North Kingstown. Catching drills, outfield relays, double plays, and much more will be coached and instructed tonight by AAA coaches. Attendance is voluntary and we thank everyone who has committed to this practice already. Go Wickford!!!
Monday, May 9
It's Not How Hard You Throw, It's How Well You Throw Strikes
It's not how hard you throw, it's how well you throw strikes. Wickford Little Leaguers take notice of Steven Wright from the Boston Red Sox. Changing speeds, hitting locations on the inside and outside corners, being in a good fielding position after the pitch is thrown. Throwing strikes keeps your fielders alert and in the game. And pitchers, help your team out by throwing strikes and fielding your position.
Sunday, May 8
Happy Mother's Day from Wickford Little League
Happy Mother's Day
from Wickford Little League
Moms, grandmas, step-moms, guardians we want to wish all of you a very Happy Mother's Day. We appreciate all that you do for us. We thank you for the many, many rides to games, practices, and tournaments. Thank you for cheering us on in all kinds of weather- cold & 40 degrees to sunny & 80 degrees. Your encouragement and support helps us through tough times, both on and off the field. Enjoy your special day!!!
Friday, May 6
Just Annouced!!! 2016 Home Run Derby - Saturday May 21st
Saturday May 21st will be the 2016 Home Run Derby Contest.
Starts at 3pm
More Details to Follow!!!
Monday, May 2
Saturday May 7th is Picture Day at Wilson Park
Here is some additional information regarding the 2016 Picture Day at Wilson Park:
1. Please make every attempt to be at the photographer at the scheduled time. It is a tight schedule, but the photographer said he can take care of 6 teams per hour.
2. I tried to have all team photos taken prior to their games that day, however with A and Tee Ball, some are set up after their games since they are traveling from Fuerer Park.
3. There are several teams that have a bye that day. If your team has a bye, you are still scheduled to be photographed on Saturday.
4. The photo envelopes will be put above the concession stand for coaches to hand out to parents.
5. If the photographer gets backed up that day, I have listed the game times on the schedule so the photographer knows which teams are more pressing to get photographed due to pending games.
Saturday, April 30
Banner To Recognize Rob Levine & Associates is Hung At Batting Cages
The banner commemorating the generous donation by local RI community leader, Rob Levine & Associates, is now hanging proudly on the batting cages at Wilson Park. I received this photo from sponsorship coordinator, Chris Beattie, who was instrumental in working with the team at Rob Levine & Associates to get this donation and make this batting cage a reality. Sign was created by valued Wickford Little League sponsor Sign-A-Rama. Thank you to everyone involved.
Saturday, April 30
Umpire Clinic at Academy Field in East Greenwich This Sunday, May 1
WBUA is putting on a coaches clinic this Sunday, May 1st at 9am at Academy Field in East Greenwich for any junior umpires that want to attend.
Academy Field is located off Division St. Take Division St. to Rector St in East Greenwich. Any questions, email us at email@example.com.
Friday, April 29
A True Home and Home Series with North Kingstown Little League
For the 2016 Wickford Little League season, teams from the Majors and AAA divisions will be playing teams from the North Kingstown Little League. North Kingstown Little League is based at Signal Rock Field, which is on Signal Rock Rd. If you take Post Rd North, take a right onto Newcomb Rd, which is just past the Quonset Point entrances, Dave's Marketplace, and Kohls. The Bike Path runs parallel to Newcomb Road to your right and the soon to be opened North Kingstown Recreation fields will also be on your right. When you get to the end of Newcomb Rd, make a right onto Fletcher Rd. Follow Fletcher Rd "a few ticks", then make a left onto Signal Rock Rd. Follow that up the hill to the end to find Signal Rock Field.
Signal Rock has two baseball fields, a concession stand, playground, and plenty of parking. There are bleachers which sit between the two fields and there is plenty of seating available on the grass and stands.
To find out when your team is playing against North Kingstown Little League, visit the schedule section of our website. And stay tuned to find out how Wickford Little League and the North Kingstown Little League will be working together in the very near future. Good luck to all the players, coaches, and managers that make all of North Kingstown's Little Leagues so much fun to be a part of.
Friday, April 22
Local Sponsor Steps Up To The Plate To Help Wickford Little League
Wickford Little League, a tradition in North Kingstown for over 50 years, would like to acknowledge the financial support of local sponsor Rob Levine & Associates. Wickford Little League would also like to recognize the incredible work done by South County landscaping company Hutchins Landscaping for the reconditioning of the batting cages at Wilson Park, North Kingstown.
The batting cages centrally located between the AAA and Majors baseball fields at Wilson Park, North Kingstown, have been reconditioned and are officially open for use. Thanks to the generous donation by Rhode Island business and community leader, Rob Levine & Associates, Wickford Little League was able to move forward with the renovations. South County landscaping company, Hutchins Landscaping, did the renovations on the batting cages. This important upgrade to our facility comes on the heels of the announcement that Wickford Little League and our home field, Wilson Park, will be the host of the 2016 Rhode Island District 11 year Old Championships, to be held this July.
Rob Levine & Associates is a trusted and generous community partner in Rhode Island. “Giving back to the community gives me a sense of accomplishment. To be able to help one person at a time is great. But to be able to have a larger impact by creating change or creating new programs and helping an entire community is amazing.” Some of the other community based programs Rob Levine & Associates supports include adopting a nursery/kindergarten school in Central Falls (The Captain Hunt Early Learning Center), sponsoring the Ocean State Waves Summer Camp (of which his favorite part is the 10-12 scholarships he provides to inner city kids), inviting kids and families from the Little League programs he sponsors up to McCoy Stadium for batting practices and VIP tours as a part of his sponsorship with the Pawsox, sponsoring the newly reopened Newport Skating Center and many many more. Rob Levine and Rob Levine & Associates remain dedicated to promoting getting kids outside and keeping them active, healthy and safe.
Mark Hutchins Landscaping, located in Wakefield, has been supplying Rhode Island with quality landscaping services for over 20 years. Hutchins Landscaping employs a staff of over 30 and their daily work includes fertilization, lawn care, and much more to local schools, ball fields, condominiums, and businesses in Rhode Island. “Basically, we wanted to solve the drainage issue,” stated Hutchins, “and I’m confident we accomplished that at Wilson Park.” Hutchins landscaping did a full scale grading, grubbed the area, then removed weeds and debris, and then regraded the area with blue stone dust. “On some parts of the batting cage area, we actually used the same mix as they have at Fenway Park,” noted Hutchins.
Monday, April 25
Message from Dan Quarella, Director of Umpires, Wickford Little League
We are asking for kids that have graduated from the majors that would be interested in umpiring. I could use a few more kids that are available during the week. We will hold a quick training session on Friday at Wilson Park from 4:30-5:30 but parents need to send Wickford Little League a message first so I know they are interested and committed. Please message us through our Facebook page, Wickford Little League or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.