SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) -- Some of the best college athletes in the country are in Rhode Island this summer, showing off their skills while playing for the Ocean State Waves.
The Ocean State Waves are currently in their inaugural season and battling for first place in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Matt Finlayson, the youngest general manager in the NECBL, has scoured the country in search of the finest baseball players. He has organized transportation, recruitment, staffing, game-day operation, and even found host families for the players throughout the season.
Exeter native and former Hendricken standout Reed Gamache plays second base for the Waves, and will return to Binghamton University for his sophomore year.
New to New England is Caden Bailey, a junior at Georgia State University. A Suwanee, Georgia native, Bailey's hitting talents make him one of the top hitters in the NECBL, currently sitting in third place in the league with 20 RBIs. Bailey has hit a home a home run in each of the last three games, including a grand slam in Saturday's loss against Newport.
The Waves play their home games at Old Mountain Field and you can see their remaining schedule on their website.
Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and children aged 13-18 and $1 for children aged 12 and under. You can purchase tickets at Old Mountain Field or call (401) 360-2977 to buy tickets for a group of ten or more people.
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