Ocean State Waves

    Waves Drop Final Home Game of the Year to Keene, 5-1

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- Keene’s pitching dominated Ocean State in their final home game Wednesday night at Old Mountain Field, taking the game 5-1. Keene got on the board quickly against Waves starter Seamus Brazill (Barnegat, NY/ Hofstra) with a solo home run from Randy Bednar (Bethesda, MD/ U of Maryland), his ninth homerun of the year, giving Keene a quick 1-0 lead. Brazill settled in for ...


    Waves Take Nailbiter at Keene, 6-5

    Date:07/20/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    Keene, NH- It came down to the last out, but the Waves were able to hold onto the narrowest of leads Saturday night at Alumni Field in Keene, NH, defeating the second place Swamp Bats 6-5. Ocean State had a steady offensive attack throughout the night, scoring one run in six different innings to lead their offensive attack. In the top of the second, Casey Dana (Montgomery, NY/ Seton Hall) would g...


    Hodges Crushes Clutch Homer to Lead Waves Past Schooners, 14-10

    Date:07/16/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- 24 runs and 33 hits kept things interesting Tuesday night at Old Mountain Field, as it was another back and forth affair between the Schooners and the Waves, with Waves coming out victorious, 14-10. Ocean State would open up the scoring with one run in the bottom of the first and second innings thanks to an RBI single from Joe Simone (Wayne, NJ/ Rider U) and an RBI double fro...


    Waves End Homestand with a Win over New Bedford, 9-4

    Date:07/13/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- The Waves capped off their homestand with their ninth win of the season Saturday night over the New Bedford BaySox, 9-4. It was the fourth inning when both teams broke into the score column, when New Bedford struck with one in the top half of the inning. Ocean State would respond with three in the bottom half of the inning to take the 3-1 lead. The Waves rattled off four sing...


    Winnipesaukee Takes Back and Forth Game, 8-6

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- It was a back and forth game between Winnipesaukee and Ocean State Friday night, with Winnipesaukee coming out victorious, 8-6. Winnipesaukee would jump out to a quick 3-0 lead after the top of the first, but Ocean State would respond with two in the bottom of the second. After Winnipesaukee extended the lead to two in the top of the third, the Waves would respond with a big ...


    Danbury Takes Game Dominated by Pitching, 1-0

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- It was a pitching duel Thursday night at Old Mountain Field, with only one run and 11 hits split between both teams, but it was Danbury that would emerge victorious with a 1-0 victory. It took until the top of the eighth before either team could break the goose eggs on the scoreboard. After Lyndon Weaver (Atlanta, GA/ Eastern Kentucky) doubled to lead off the inning, he advan...


    Waves Take Close One Over Mystic, 7-6

    Date:07/09/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- A five run first inning gave the Waves a lead that they never looked back from Tuesday night, taking their 25th contest of the season 7-6. After David Beam (Knoxville, TN/ East Tennessee St) got the Schooners the lead with a solo homerun, the Waves would respond with five hits to take back the lead. After singles from Joe Simone (Wayne, NJ/ Rider U), Garrett Hodges (Blairsvil...


    North Adams Pitching Stifles Ocean State at Joe Wolfe Field

    Date:07/05/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    North Adams, MA- The SteepleCats pitching proved to be too much for the Ocean State bats Friday night, as they were only able to muster one run and four hits at Joe Wolfe Field. After a quick top of the first, North Adams would strike for two in the bottom half of the inning. Following singles from Andrew Pedone (Clifton Park, NY/ Col of St. Rose) and Matthew Kaperniak (Adams, MA/ Trinity Col), P...


    Waves Drop Fourth Game of Pell Bridge Series, 8-2

    Date:07/02/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- Solid pitching and clutch hitting led the Gulls to their 3rd win in the Pell Bridge series Tuesday night, 8-2. After Newport opened the scoring in the top of the first, Ocean State would respond with two in the bottom half of the inning. Joe Simone (Wayne, NJ/ Rider) doubled to lead off the inning and advanced to third on a Garrett Hodges (Blairsville, GA/ Kennesaw St) single...


    Danbury Mounts Ninth Inning Comeback to top Ocean State, 12-11

    Date:06/30/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- Danbury scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning, erasing Ocean State’s four run lead and took the contest Sunday night, 12-11.   Danbury got off to a quick start, scoring two runs in the top of first on a Noah Dickerson (Windermere, FL/ Stetson). Ocean State would respond with two of their own in the bottom of the second, thanks to a Dillon Morton (Tampa, F...


    New Bedford Uses Big 2nd Inning to Cruise Over Ocean State

    Date:06/22/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- Nine runs in the first two innings for the Bay Sox were more than plenty, as New Bedford went on to take Saturday’s contest against Ocean State, 14-4. After picking up two runs in the first on a Jake Suddleson (Pacific Palisades, CA/ Harvard), New Bedford would explode for seven in the top of the second, giving them a commanding 9-0 lead. After Tommy Siedl (Wellesley, M...


    Waves Split Doubleheader in Sanford

    Date:06/22/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    Sanford, ME- The Ocean State Waves traveled to downtown Sanford, Maine for a doubleheader against the Sanford Mainers. The first game was a story of offense. The Mainers were the away team for the first game of the split doubleheader and they started off by scoring two runs off Trevor Pittman (Indiana, PA- Kent St.) when Drew DeMartino (Pittsfield, MA- Hartford) tripled into the right-center gap s...


    Waves Use BIG Second Inning to Coast to 10-4 Win

    Date:06/17/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- The Waves used a big, seven run second inning to take an early lead, coasting to a 10-4 final. After Garrett Hodges (Blairsville, GA/ Kennesaw St) lead off the inning with a double, the Westerners would record two straight outs before the Waves would really get things going. Daniel Seres (Canton, GA/ Kennesaw State) would double to right center, scoring two. Justin Walker wou...


    Waves Use BIG Second Inning to Coast to 10-4 Win

    Date:06/17/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- The Waves used a big, seven run second inning to take an early lead, coasting to a 10-4 final. After Garrett Hodges (Blairsville, GA/ Kennesaw St) lead off the inning with a double, the Westerners would record two straight outs before the Waves would really get things going. Daniel Seres (Canton, GA/ Kennesaw State) would double to right center, scoring two. Justin Walker wou...


    Waves Drop Third Straight against Upper Valley, 9-5

    Date:06/15/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- Jordan DiValerio (Berwick, PA/ St. Joseph’s) shut down the Waves bats Saturday night, throwing six shutout innings, as the Waves dropped the contest against Upper Valley, 9-5. Upper Valley would strike first in the top of the third on a Dan Bolt (Morton, IL/ Bradley U) RBI single, scoring one. They would extend the lead with three runs in the each of their halves of the...


    Waves Give Mystic First Loss of the Season, 10-3

    Date:06/13/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- The Waves took advantage of nine walks, three errors, and 10 hits to end the Mystic Schooners early season win streak, topping them Thursday night, 10-3. On a day which looked like there would be no chance of baseball, South Kingstown would be the only place in New England that would play an NECBL game. The game would start out with both starters going K for K, with 11 of the...


    Waves Give Mystic First Loss of the Season, 10-3

    Date:06/13/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- The Waves took advantage of nine walks, three errors, and 10 hits to end the Mystic Schooners early season win streak, topping them Thursday night, 10-3. On a day which looked like there would be no chance of baseball, South Kingstown would be the only place in New England that would play an NECBL game. The game would start out with both starters going K for K, with 11 of the...


    Newport Takes Game One of the Pell Bridge Series, 12-7

    Date:06/11/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- The first game of the Pell Bridge series went to the Newport Gulls Tuesday night, 12-7. Nine walks and five errors came back to hurt the Waves as they were not able to overcome the early 7-0 deficit that Newport jumped out to after two innings. Newport capitalized in the first inning, scoring three runs on four hits (three doubles) from Joseph Bellini (Winter Park, FL/ Cincin...


    Waves Unable to Sink the Schooners as they fall 5-3 at the Shipyard

    Date:06/09/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    Groton, CT- The Ocean State Waves traveled to Fitch High School Sunday evening to take on the Mystic Schooners. Waves pitcher Zach Schultz quickly retired the first two batters of the inning but was unable to retire the next three batters allowing three straight hits. One of those hits came around to score on a Shane Kelly single. Both offenses remained quiet until the fifth inning when Waves pitc...


    Walks Come back to Haunt as Waves drop game to MV, 5-3

    Date:06/08/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- Eight walks came back to haunt the Ocean State Waves, as the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks took advantage and took Saturday’s contest from the Waves 5-3.   Xavier Vargas (Woodhaven, NY/ URI) would break open the scoring in the bottom of the second with a solo homerun to right center, his first of the year, giving the Waves a 1-0 lead. The long ball would continue...


    Waves Take Home Opener vs New Bedford

    Date:06/06/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    South Kingstown, RI- Timely hitting and solid pitching led the Waves to their first victory of the NECBL season Thursday night at Old Mountain Field. Things would kick off in the second inning. After the Bay Sox scored on a passed ball in the top half of the inning, the Waves would respond with two of their own. Daniel Seres (Canton, GA/ Kennesaw St) would connect with a fastball, driving it over...


    Waves Lose Heartbreaker to Danbury in Opener

    Date:06/05/2019   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    Danbury, CT- An absolute heartbreaker for the Waves occurred Wednesday night, as they dropped their 2019 Opening Day contest to the Danbury Westerners in walk-off fashion 6-5. The game was capped off with a game-winning, three run homerun by Matt Zaffano (New Canaan, CT/ Hamilton) with one out in the ninth. The Waves got off to a fantastic start in the first, when lefty Dillon Morton (Tampa, FL/ ...


    Waves Weekly: David Real and Bobby Honeyman

    Date:11/27/2018   Source:Ocean State Waves  

      Good evening Waves fans, it’s time for week three of Waves Weekly! Here at the Ocean State Waves, we hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you all happy holidays. This week we take a look at two former Stony Brook Seawolves and two former host brothers of mine, David Real(‘16) and Bobby Honeyman(‘17). Real was a member of the 2016 Waves squad which saw him po...


    Waves Weekly: Matt Cogen and Grant Williams

    Date:11/20/2018   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    Good evening Waves fans, welcome to week two of Waves Weekly. Before we begin this week’s article we at the Ocean State Waves would like to thank everyone who came to our third annual brew tour at the Aqua Blue Hotel! With over two hundred guests we had a very successful turnout. Our president and general manager Eric Hirschbein-Bodnar would like to thank everyone who has a hand in...


    Waves Weekly: Matt Cogen and Grant Williams

    Date:11/20/2018   Source:Ocean State Waves  

    Good evening Waves fans, welcome to week two of Waves Weekly. Before we begin this week’s article we at the Ocean State Waves would like to thank everyone who came to our third annual brew tour at the Aqua Blue Hotel! With over two hundred guests we had a very successful turnout. Our president and general manager Eric Hirschbein-Bodnar would like to thank everyone who has a hand in...


    Waves Weekly: Tony Dibrell and George Capen

    Date:10/22/2018   Source:Ocean State Waves  

      By Tim Joyce   Good evening everyone my name  is Tim Joyce, broadcaster of the Ocean State Waves for the 2019 season. I have been apart of the Waves organization since 2014. My family and I have been host families for over five years now and had almost all of our former host players go on to play in the professional ranks. This year I will be the Ocean State Waves direct...


    Valley Wins Second Straight Title

    Date:08/10/2018   Source:Ocean State Waves  

        By Jonah Karp   WAKEFIELD, RI—The Waves entered Thursday night’s contest with their backs against the wall, facing elimination in the NECBL Championship Series. The Blue Sox (4-0) scored early and often against Ocean State (3-2), to take home their second straight NECBL crown with a 19-6 victory. The Blue Sox made their statement early and didn’t look back...


    Ocean State Falls to Valley 5-3 in Game One of NECBL Finals

    Date:08/09/2018   Source:Ocean State Waves  

      By Jonah Karp   HOLYOKE, MA—Both the Waves and the Blue Sox entered the NECBL Championship Series unbeaten in the postseason. Despite Ocean State (3-1) sweeping Valley (3-0) during the regular season, the Waves dropped Game One, losing 5-3 on Wednesday at MacKenzie Stadium. It was a pitching duel through the first two innings, but Valley broke the ice in the bottom of the thi...


    Ulliana Walks Off to Send Waves to NECBL Finals

    Date:08/07/2018   Source:Ocean State Waves  

      By Jonah Karp   WAKEFIELD, RI—The Waves entered the second game of the Southern Division Finals having pinned the Pilgrims to the brink of elimination. The home team knew what was at stake: a victory on Monday would catapult Ocean State to the NECBL Championship Series for the second consecutive year. In what felt like a microcosm of the season, the Waves (3-0) defeated Plymou...


    Ocean State Defeats Plymouth 8-5 in Game One

    Date:08/06/2018   Source:Ocean State Waves  

        By Jonah Karp   PLYMOUTH, MA—After scooting by Mystic in the play-in game on Friday, the Waves found themselves in the Southern Divisional Finals for the second straight year. Just like last season, Ocean State (2-0) took down Plymouth (0-1) in Game One 8-5 on Sunday. The momentum swung in the Waves’ favor early on. Casey Dana, Garrett Hodges, and Sonny Ulliana ...