This page was last updated: April 3, 2013
Class of 2012 College Commitments
Michael King '13
ELEVEN CURRENT REBELS NAMED TO ESPN'S PRE-SEASON ALL STATE TEAM
Check out Don Coyne's latest piece on the RI Rebel Baseball Program, detailing the family atmosphere, and bond that all Rebels, current and former share.
"...And it's not by accident"
Special thanks to Don Coyne and On The Outs for helping spread what the current and former Rebels already know...
REBELS BASEBALL: IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED.
Scott Cullinane '12
Reed Gamache '12
Michael King '13
Tom Pannone '12
TJ Lynch '12
Chris Hess '13
Josh Tombs ;12
Ryan Sweenor '12
Dom Grillo '14
Mike Beneduce '12
Chris Hess '13
SEVERAL REBELS NAMED TO RIBCA ALL-STAR TEAMS
Seventeen current and former members of the RI Rebels program participated in the Rhode Island Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game held Saturday, May 5 at McCarthy Field in West Warwick.
Additionally, several Rebels also participated in the Division 2 All-Star Game, held Saturday morning at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI.
CURRENT REBELS NAMED TO ALL-STAR TEAMS:
Thomas Pannone, Bishop Hendricken
Ryan Sweenor, South Kingstown
Reed Gamache, Bishop Hendricken
Josh Tombs, South Kingstown
Chris Hess, North Kingstown
Michael King, Bishop Hendricken
Tim Graul, Moses Brown
Nick Karalekas, St. Raphael's
Michael Beneduce, Moses Brown
Scott Cullinane, East Greenwich
Nick Hayes, South Kingstown
Dom Grillo, North Kingstown
Taylor Cacciola, Exeter/West Greenwich
David Feole, Prout
Shane Sandoval, Prout
Jimmy Kershaw, Narragansett
Junior Rebels Win Four Sunday to Claim Battle at the Beach Championship!
Mashpee, MA- The 9 & Under Rhode Island Junior Rebels finished the 2012 campaign on Sunday in the same fashion
that they started it: with a tournament win. The "Baby Rebs" stormed back through the loser's bracket to win four games on Sunday, three of which ended due to the tournament's "mercy rule". In the final game the Rebels defeated a familiar East Greenwich, RI team to take home the tournament championship.
The Rebels also won their first tournament of the 2012 season, defeating the Rhode Island Gators in the championship of the 2012 New England AAU Spring Classic Tournament in March.
In just one season, the Jr. Rebels have established their place as one of the elite programs in New England with strong showings in both the 9u New England AAU Regular Season and NEAAU Playoffs.
Congratulations to the Junior Rebels for an extremely successful first season, and thank you to the team coaches, and the new members of the REBELS FAMILY.
Team Members are: Ben Brutti, Scott Cromack, Owen Caldwell, Sam Craven, Sean Gardner, Henry House, Shane Jedsen, Andrew Mosher, Bennett Souza, Justin Walker, Carson Wallace, and Jack Wentworth.
SPRING CLASSIC BATTLE AT THE BEACH
2012 18 & Under Season Complete
Thank you and best wishes to all of the graduating members of the 2012 RI Rebels Program. The 2012 class is an extremely special one to the Rebel Program, having been the first class to spend each summer of their varsity careers with us. When we began the program, it was with their graduating class in mind, and they have achieved nearly every one of the goals that they had back in 2010 when we began.
The group started off as acquaintances with baseball in common, and formed a unique brotherhood by the end of the summer. It was special, and it has raised the bar for our program. While we take pride in what we have helped to teach these players over the years, we only can hope that they realize that we learned as much as, if not more from them.
Best wishes to this group of incredible young men, who created the phenomenon that is the #RebsFam.
Front Row (L to R); Thomas Pannone, Taylor Cacciola, Michael Thomas, Reed Gamache, Gabe Zabatta, Ryan Sweenor.
Second Row (L to R); Scott Cullinane, Timothy Graul, Shane Sandoval, Joshua Tombs, Brendan Tracy, Michael Donahue.
Not Pictured: TJ Lynch, Michael Beneduce, David Feole
SEASON RECORD: 18-13
- 14 Players Continuing Their Careers in the Fall of '12 at their respective schools
- 1 Major League Draft Pick
- 5 Players receiving athletic scholarships to their respective school
King Named to Summer Rivalry Classic All-Star Team
Rebel RHP Michael King was selected to participate in the Summer Rivalry Classic All Star Game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, August 14. King threw two scoreless innings while finishing the game for the Red Sox team, coached by Boston Red Sox Northeast Area Scout Ray Fagnant, who was assisted by the RI Rebels Phil Davidson.
Chris Hess (North Kingstown HS) - University of RI
Matthew Murphy (Bishop Hendricken HS) - Franklin Pierce
Tim Graul - (Salisbury School) - University of Pennsylania
Nick Hayes (South Kingstown HS) -Central Connecticut
Jason Montanaro (North Kingstown HS) - Western New England
Dylan Boisclair (Cumberland HS) - Millersville (PA)
RHODE ISLAND REBELS 2012 PHOTOS
2013 Rebels Teams Rosters and Schedules Announced!
"Without a doubt, RI Rebels Baseball created by Phil Davidson has been the best baseball program my son Ben has experienced to date. Ben has participated in a Rebels 60/90 Fall League program and currently plays for the 12U Rebels. Thanks to the expert coaching of Steve Breitbach, Jamie Degidio and Phil, Ben has not only rapidly progressed as a player but is learning to play the game the "right way". In addition, the integration of high-school-level Rebels as mentors and the continuous baseball-focused atmosphere at BombSquad Baseball has provided Ben with many positive examples of the hard work, effort and discipline required to play baseball at higher levels. As a parent, I would highly recommend the RI Rebels Baseball program to anyone serious about playing baseball. Phil, Steve, Jamie and the Staff truly care!"
Parent of Rebels 12u Team Member
Billy Young (North Kingstown HS) - Dean College
Michael King (Bishop Hendricken HS) - Boston College
Nick Karalekas (St. Raphael's Academy) - Merrimack
Robert Henry (Bishop Hendricken HS) - Brown
Lou Umberto (Bishop Hendricken HS) Johnson & Wales
Matthew Bare (Cumberland HS) - U Mass - Amherst
2013 Spring Classic Tournament Schedule Announced!
9 & Under Schedule
Warwick National LL
80 Bend St., Warwick, RI 02886
9:00 AM vs. BV Spinners National
11:00 AM vs. Connecticut Mustangs
Tournament Playoffs to be determined by preliminary play Saturday
10 & Under Schedule
Warwick Continental LL
801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886
11:00 AM vs. Braintree Dodgers
3:00 PM vs. KR Express
11:00 AM vs. Blackstone Valley Spinners
1:00 PM Semi-Finals *If Advanced*
3:00 PM Final *If Advanced*
12 & Under Schedule
105 Reservoir Ave, Johnston, RI 02919
9:30 AM vs. BV Spinners Gray
11:30 AM vs. Quincy Redstockings
1:00 PM vs. New England EC Expos
3:00 PM Semi-Final *If Advanced*
5:00 PM Semi-Final *If Advanced*
Good luck to our Rebels Alumni with their respective college programs in 2013!