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Welcome to the 2024 RI American Legion Baseball Season!
Sunday June 09, 8:23 PM

Good Luck this summer gentlemen:  LET'S HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!!

 

Reminders on simple rules to follow:  GROUP TEXTING IS OUR FRIEND!!

 

1.  If you do not have your background checks for all staff and the abuse awareness class completed for all staff and 18/19 year old players on your team (certificates of abuse class to John Parente), as well as your form 2s to John Parente, and your dual participation form for any player playing two teams (John has to log in names), as well as your insurance certificate copy to him- you cannot begin play and forfeit until you do. 

 

2.  All forfeits carry a 50 dollar fee.  The coach receiving the forfeit will send a group text to the umpire in chief, commissioner of the league, and the compliance officer.  The fee must be paid at your next game to the home plate umpire or you cannot play and forfeit that game. 

 

3.  If two forfeits, you have to show just cause before being able to continue league play to the board ( league commissioner  will hear your just cause and group text the board for a vote for immediate action). 

 

4.  If you forfeit in the last week of the season it carries a 150 fee. This disqualifies you from playoffs unless you show just cause with the same procedure above.  

Welcome to the 2024 RI American Legion Baseball Season!
Sunday June 09, 8:23 PM

5.  Phone numbers of the board are below. Phone numbers of the coaches are listed on the "news" tab on the left side of the page. If you have to cancel a game due to WEATHER ONLY- you would TEXT Joel Richards the umpire in chief and he will let the appropriate commissioner and compliance officer know in a group text.  


You would then as the home team reach out and offer the opposing team two dates- within 24 hours or next business day on a Friday.  The coach then has 24 hours or next business day on Friday to respond and give the new date  in a group text to the umpire in chief, commissioner,  and compliance officer.  If this process is not completed by then- the compliance officer will choose one of the dates or neutral site he may find.   


6.  If you have a protest on the field it will be handled by the umpires and if not resolved will contact the umpire in chief and then commissioner if need be.  If you have an issue with another team with rules procedures or a complaint


Regarding the league, the issue will be heard by getting a 75 dollar fee to George Walmsley.  The board will make a decision following the procedure stated above.  No issue complaint of another team will be heard without the fee.  


7.  Both teams MUST text Brian Tucker the score of the game and the pitch counts nightly.  This allows coaches to check the website.  Please tell the other team at home plate your previous days pitch counts and who is ineligible to pitch.


If a day passes, Brian will send you a reminder text.  If three days pass- he will let the respective commissioner know who will contact you for an update to further continue your team play. 


We reviewed all these at all meetings and there were no further questions minus the calling in scores but we have to make sure it’s done. 


I just wanted to put this in writing to all of you to follow.  This sheet is your best friend as well.  Print it out and carry with you. 



PLEASE FOLLOW CHAIN OF COMMAND.  You would contact league commissioners for questions.  You then can contact John Parente or myself  From there you may contact Cory Bates.


2024 RI American Legion Board of Directors
Sunday June 09, 8:22 PM

2023 American Legion Board of Directors



Cory D Bates- Commander Chairman


440-2009


ranger11956@yahoo.com



John Parente - Assistant Chairman


741-1715


parente26@aol.com



David Schiappa- Assistant Chairman/Secretary


742-1135


daveschiappa@gmail.com



David Rathbun- Senior  Division Chairman


527-0793


d.rathbun@cox.net



Jim Foster- Senior Asst. Division Chairman


835-2745


fosterjim8888@gmail.com



Jim Morrison- Junior Chairman/State Tournament Director


440-2257


morrisonjim@cox.net



George  Walmsly- Treasurer


578-5491


gwalmsly@verizon.net



Chris Hopkins


Compliance Officer


829-7938


Chris.hopkins1811@gmail.com



Nick Zeal


IT/Scheduling in training 


378-1813


Ziehl1@verizon.net



Joel Richards - UMPIRE IN CHIEF wants texts 662-3330


Brian Tucker-465-4347  -both teams text scores and pitch counts!!!

List of Junior American Legion Coaches
Sunday June 09, 8:22 PM

    1. Gershkoff Auto Body Elmwood Sports Auburn Post 20


          Auburn Post 20


          Craig Zarella


          craig@zarellafive.net


           439-7166



    2 . Scituate 


         Dave Hansen                    Ant Parrillo


         413-4433                          949-6834


         steelers21@cox.net          rt1102@yahoo.com


     


   3. Warwick Tree Post 2


          Mike Fratus


          473-4976


          fratus11@yahoo.com


          Rob Batista     Bbap954.com


          


   4. SK Post 39


         Mark Hutchins


         413-0874


         MARKLYALLH@Gmail.com


          Todd Orevite


          218-5910


    


  5. R and R Construction


         Dave Travers


         835-5411


         davet1071@yahoo.com


         Chris Patsos


         chrisp@imifish.com


        862-3711



  6..  Riverside Post 10


        Ben Emond


         644-5258


         benjamincemond@gmail.com


         Kevin J Lethbridge


         572-1546


         klethbridgesr@gmail.com

List of Senior American Legion Coaches
Sunday June 09, 8:21 PM

1.  Upper Deck Post 86/14  

      Matt Allard 323-3339  matthew.allard@hotmail.com

     Mike Murphy 480-1387 MJM2288@gmail.com

     Brandyn Kelly 323-3339


   2.  Gershkoff Auto Body Tasca Ford Auburn Post 20

      Don Ceseretti

       436-5880       cesered24@gmail.com             

       Steve Piscopello Sr.

       954-5399 

       cwll2013@yahoo.com



 3. Warwick Tree Post 

     Mike Fratus

     473-4976

      fratus11@yahoo.com

      Rob Batista     Bbap954.com 


    4.. South Kingstown Post 39

         Mark Hutchins

         413-0874

         MARKLYALLH@Gmail.com

       

    5.. R and R Construction 

        Ryan Long

       536-8966

       longr@psdri.net

               

        Chris Patsos

         chrisp@imifish.com

         862-3711


      6. Howard Rogers Post 25

        Jim Larose  641-7442

        jjtpirate@aol.com

              

       William Venturini                                

        wvventurini@gmail.com      

        Keith Ramage

        473-4976

        kdramage@yahoo.com          



   7.    Riverside Post 10

          Kevin Lethbridge 

          572-1546

          klethbridgesr@gmail.com


           Kyle Marquis

           280-7446

           kylemarquis18@yahoo.com

       

   8.     Scituate 

           Dave Hansen                    Ant Parrillo

           413-4433                          949-6834

           steelers21@cox.net          rt1102@yahoo.com