For the last nine years, the longtime AAU Club the Providence Sports & Leadership Baseball Club has been sponsoring teams from the Dominican Republic to visit Rhode Island to play ball and take with them memories made both on and off the field. The community service group Angels of the City providing housing and food for the team.
The Providence Journal produced an article on the Dominican Republic's time in Rhode Island. Read here >
On Saturday, August 18, the Dominican Republic team played the RI Rays AAU Baseball Club at McCarthy Field in West Warwick, RI. Both teams on Saturday consisted of players 15-16 years of age. The RI Rays prevailed in the nine inning contest, but both teams displayed a high quality level of baseball. The RI Rays provided the high quality competition for which our friends from the Dominican Republic visited the United States. The RI Rays provided a cookout for both teams following the game as well.
We look forward to welcoming the Dominican Republic back to Rhode Island in 2019. Safe travels guys.