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Alumni Travis Collins started all 3 games for U-Albany with their series vs. Longwood. In first game, he had a bases clearing triple and single. The second game a base hit and in the third game, a 2 run home run.

Travis is one of the only local players in his year to play and start for a division one ball team. Congratulations. 

 

 

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

OF AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

To inculcate in youth a better understanding of the American way of 

life and to promote the principles of 100 percent Americanism.

 

To instill in the nation’s youth a sincere desire to develop within

themselves a feeling of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty and team spirit

 

To aid in the improvement and development of the physical fitness of

our country’s youth.

 

To build for the nation’s future through our youth.

American Legion Code
of Sportsmanship 

I will:
Keep the Rules; Keep Faith with my teammates;

Keep my temper; Keep myself fit; Keep a Stout heart in defeat;

Keep my pride under in victory; Keep a sound soul;

A clean mind; And a Healthy body

2018 SENIOR AMERICAN LEGION FINAL FOUR

2018 JUNIOR AMERICAN LEGION STATE CHAMPIONS

2016 FINAL 8 APPEARANCE

2016 COOPERS CAVE SARATOGA SPRINGS AMERICAN LEGION TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

2016 LOBSTERLAND TOURNAMENT AT OLD ORCHARD BEACH CHAMPIONS

2016 RALPH GIANSATTI AMERICAN LEGION TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

2015 FINAL 8 APPEARANCE

2015 JUNIOR AMERICAN LEGION STATE CHAMPIONS

2014 FINAL 8 APPEARANCE

RI AMERICAN LEGION STATE CHAMPION RUNNER UP

2013 FINAL 4 APPEARANCE

2013 JUNIOR AMERICAN LEGION STATE CHAMPION RUNNER UP

2012 FINAL 4 APPEARANCE

2011 AMERICAN LEGION STATE CHAMPIONS

2011 RI AMERICAN LEGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JEFF DIEHL

2011 RI AMERICAN LEGION CLIFF GARDNER SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: GERSHKOFFAUTOBODY AUBURN POST 20

2011 RI AMERICAN LEGION VAL INNOCENTE COACH OF THE YEAR: DAVID SCHIAPPA

2009 FINAL 4 APPEARANCE

RI AMERICAN LEGION STATE CHAMPION RUNNER UP

2008 RHODE ISLAND STATE CHAMPIONS

2007 FINAL 4 APPEARANCE

RI AMERICAN LEGION STATE CHAMPION RUNNER UP

 

 

GERSHKOFF AUTO BODY AUBURN POST 20

 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL &  TRAVEL TEAMS

 

SENIOR TEAM MANAGEMENT

NAME

 

JUNIOR TEAM MANAGEMENT

NAME

Team

Sponsor Owner

Steve Gershkoff  

   
 

General Manager

Director of Baseball

David Schiappa

 

 

Gershkoff Auto Body Elmwood Sports Auburn Post 20 Cranston/Johnston Junior Legion Baseball Team    

Administrative Advisory Board

Chris Hopkins

Head Coach Dave Rathbun

Tom Centore

   

Mike Giblin

Assistant Coaches  Derek Dimeo

Mike Schiappa

 

Chuck Jones

 

Aaron Simon

 

 

 

 

 

15U Cranston Gershkoff Baseball Club

15U Johnston Gershkoff Baseball Club

13 to 15 Ocean State Independent League

Sr. Team Manager

David Schiappa

Cranston Manager Steve Rush
   
Associate Coaches Dave Rathbun

 

Assistant Coaches

 

Kyle Rush

  Derek Riel
 

Greg Jaroma

 

Steve DiNezza

 

Al Travieso

Johnston Manager Brian Iafrate

Assistant Coaches

Mike Walsh

Assistant Coaches Jamie Ricci

Rob Malo

Frank Devall  
   
 

 

MEET OUR COACHES

Itri Square Cranston Classic

June 20 – 23, 2019

Itri Square Classic

 

 

TEAM SUPPORTERS  
 
 
Elle Salon and Spa
642 East Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
Kathy Annaldo
 
   

 
Roseland Wealth Management  
Twin Oaks

Beunvenuto Restuarant

 

 

Ariel view Cranston stadium

 

 

Mandatory meeting Sunday, May 21, 2019

Location: Auburn Post 20

  8:00 PM -  Senior / Junior Team Meeting
 
  ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE BROUGHT TO THE MEETING  
1.  Read the team rules and contract on this site.  Print out the form.  Parent and player must sign, date and bring to the meeting.
2.

Click on the Player Indemnification Agreement Form.  Fill out, print out, and complete all signatures.  Leave the enrollment numbers blank.  Team name is Gershkoff Auto Body Auburn Post 20.  You do not need to have a notary stamp.

3. Please print and fill out the Player Profile Sheet
4. Senior Team only: Bring a check made out to: Gershkoff Baseball Club final payment due.
Junior Team only: Bring a check made out to: Dave Rathbun final payment due.

 

    

WINTER PLAYER WORKOUTS

 

                 Gershkoff Director of Winter Workouts: Mike Walsh

Mike was a standout All State Pitcher at Warwick Vets and went on to pitch at Central Arizona State.

He has spent the last 12 season as the head baseball coach at Cranston High School East.

He spent one season as the University of RI Assistant Baseball Coach.

Mike will be working with EXTRA INNINGS AND HOPS ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE to provide instruction.

 

Matt Hopkins- HOPS ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Matt is a full time Strength and Conditioning Coach and Physical Therapist. 

He is a former Gershkoff , Cranston West, and Stone Hill College baseball alumni.

He has extensive baseball experience and is able to train and develop players of all levels. 

Offering state of the art hitting video technology called HitTrax.  See link on left of site describing all services. 

 

Zack Zuercher- Extra Innings

Zack starred at Pilgrim during his high school

days, earning the Division I - South Player of the Year award in 2002 and

leading the Patriots to the state title series at McCoy Stadium. He started his

college career at the University of North Carolina before transferring to the

University of Rhode Island in 2003 and exploding to stardom, setting program

records for victories, strikeouts and innings pitched while leading the Rams to

the NCAA Tournament in 2004. Zack was drafted in the 9th round by the St. Louis

Cardinals organization following his junior season and finished up the 2008

season with their Double-A affiliate in Springfield, MO. Zack spent the 2009

season with the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League.

 

Thomas Pannone- Extra Innings

Thomas Pannone graduated from Bishop Hendricken

High School in 2012. While at Hendricken he earned first team all-state his

senior year. He was recruited by many division one school programs and elected

to commit to the University of Miami. After his senior year at Hendricken he

was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 33rd round as an outfielder. He ended up

attending the college of Southern Nevada. After an outstanding year there both

as a pitcher and outfielder he accepted a scholarship to the University of

Arizona. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians organization as a pitcher in

the ninth round of the MLB draft. Thomas will be entering his third season with

the Indian organization this upcoming March.

 

Chris Hess- Extra Innings

Chris is a native from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. He attended North Kingstown High School where he was a three-sport athlete playing Soccer, Basketball & Baseball. During his baseball career at NKHS he helped his team go to the state championship three times and he was named a three-time All-State honoree (’11 ’12 & ’13). Upon Graduating NKHS he attended the University of Rhode Island on a baseball scholarship. In 2015, his Redshirt Freshman year, Chris hit for a .327 Average and he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All American, A10 All First Team & A10 All-Rookie Team. At the conclusion of his Sophomore season, Chris hit .308 and led the nation in triples. He was named to the A10 All-Second Team & A10 All-Championship Team that year helping URI win the Atlantic 10 tournament and advancing to the South Carolina Regional. In the Regional URI got their first ever win in a NCAA Regional over the University of South Carolina, Chris hit over .400 in the regional. In his Junior season, Chris again hit over .300 with a .347 average and at the conclusion of the year he was named to the A10 All-First Team, A10 All-Championship Team batting .382 going 5 for 13 with 3 homeruns & 2 doubles. Chris was also named the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association Division 1 Player of Year as well as the NCBWA District 1 Player of the Year. Chris was also named a Rawlings Third Team All American. After a Stellar Career at the University of Rhode Island Hess was taken in the 2017 first-year player draft in the 17th Round by the New York Yankees. 

 

 

 

 

 

 2018 Senior and Junior Team Invited Travel and Tournaments

URI Pastime Tournament

Independence Day Tournament 
Columbia, Tennessee June 28- July 3rd
Additional games in Kentucky and Alabama
ITRI SQUARE CRANSTON CLASSIC June 21st- June 24th  
Opening Ceremonies June 21st 7 PM
Cranston Stadium
 
15U Cranston Gershkoff Baseball Club
Firecracker Tournament
Past time Tournament (2) at URI
13-15 Ocean State Independent League
 
15U Johnston Gershkoff Baseball Club
Firecracker and Colonial Clash Tournament
Perfect Game and NEB Tournamant
URI Past time Tournemants 
Concord NH Invitational
 
 
Projected Future Travel
    2019 Alaska joint trip with Scituate Post 19
 
FALL 2018
Senior Legion: Cranston/Johnston 19U and 16U ABL League teams  
 

 

 

2011 Dept. of R.I. Champions

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2008 Dept. of R.I. Champions

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1987 Dept. of R.I. Champions

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1975 Dept. of R.I. Champions

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1973 Dept. of R.I. Champions

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1967 Dept. of R.I. Champions

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1956 Dept. of R.I. Champions

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Final Four appearances: 2015, 2014,2011, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009

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