217 Church Street

Wakefield, RI 02879

401-594-0265

Anchorsportsri@gmail.com

M-F 9AM - 10PM

Sat - Sun 8am-9pm

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Josh Rosen

A South Kingstown native and 1999 graduate of South Kingstown High School. Josh has played and coached in South Kingstown his whole life. Playing his college baseball at Roger Williams University, Josh still holds multiple school records and was named Pitcher of the Year in the Commonwealth Coast Conference in 2002. In addition, in 2002, Josh led the entire NCAA Division III pitchers with the most strikeouts and highest strikeout rate per innings while also finishing in the top 25 in batting average in the nation as a hitter. During his collegiate career, Rosen also played summer ball locally with the Newport Gulls in the NECBL.

Since 2007 when his coaching career officially began, Josh has volunteered as a coach in the local South Kingstown Little League Baseball Program. Rosen currently is the head coach for Curtis Corner Middle School Baseball in South Kingstown where he has held that position since 2015.

Chris Hess

is currently in his 2nd season working for the Boston Red Sox as a Minor League Coach. Where he works with the infielders and hitting on a daily basis throughout the minor league season.  Before his time with Boston he was the Hitting Coach for the University of Rhode Island for two years. 

Hess is a local grown player, spending his High School playing days at North Kingstown High School.  He was recruited and played for the University of Rhode Island where he set multiple defensive and hitting records during his career while also being named an All-American twice, NEIBA Division 1 player of the year, NCBWA District 1 Player of the year, and A10 First team twice.  He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 17th year in 2017, where he played for three season and was named a South Atlantic League All-Star in 2018. 

Jim Sauro

is a Narragansett native and played his collegiate baseball at the University of Rhode Island where he was an all-conference player at the in 1993. Coach Sauro was recently the head coach at South Kingstown High School from 1997-2021.  While he was the coach at SK, his teams won 2 State Championships in 2002 and 2018.  His teams were 7-time State finalists and also, 11-time State semifinalists.  Coach Sauro has also recently coached 8 years in the NECBL.  As the head coach of the Ocean State Waves, Coach Sauro amassed a record of 56-32 in 3 seasons, while winning the only 2 Southern Division Championships (2017 & 2018) in Waves history.   As the head coach of the Waves, Coach Sauro was selected as the head coach of the Southern Division All Star Team in 2016-17.  In 2017 Coach Sauro was named NECBL Coach of the Year and the Waves were ranked #1 in the country for 6 weeks.  Currently, Coach Sauro is the hitting coach for the Newport Gulls in the NECBL where he joined the club in 2019 and the Gull’s hitters have since led the league in hitting.

Pete Clays

Coach Clays played his collegiate baseball at Georgetown University where he was a 4-year starter and member of two nationally ranked teams.  Since his time as player, Coach Clays has been the hitting coach at North Kingstown High School and most recently South Kingstown High School where combined he has been to 10 state finals and helped South Kingstown earn a State Championship.  During his high school coaching career, Coach Clays has had over 50 division I All State players.   Currently, Coach Clays is the hitting coach for the Ocean State Waves in the NECBL, a position he has held since 2014 and over 60 of his players during that time have been Major League draft picks.

CHRIS “URS” URSILLO

A Warwick native and 2000 graduate of Warwick Veterans, Chris started his coaching career at Warwick Vets as a URI undergraduate student in the spring of 2001.  For eight summers, Chris coached American Legions’ New England Frozen Lemonade team made up of Warwick Vets and Toll Gate High School players.

In 2009 Urs co-founded the Rhode Island Rebels Baseball Club, Rhode Island’s first College Prospect team.  The organization sent over 120 players onto play college baseball.  16 former Rebels continued their careers playing professionally in the minor leagues, including two Major League Baseball players.

In 2011 Chris joined the South Kingstown High School coaching staff as their pitching coach.  In the ten seasons that followed the SK Rebels have had 36 All State players, including 2 Gatorade Player of the Year award winners.  The Rebels have appeared in four Rhode Island Interscholastic League Championships Series during that time, culminating in winning the 2018 Rhode Island Baseball Championship. In 2017, Chris joined the coaching staff of the Ocean State Jr Waves as their 15u head coach.  Since the merger of the Jr Waves/Jr Gulls to become the Ocean State Makos in 2019, Urs has spent his last three summers as the head coach of the 16u Makos.

Brian Lessard

A South Kingstown native and 2009 graduate of South Kingstown High School, Brian is former All State baseball selection in 2009 and All Division selection in 2008.  In 2005, Brian was part of a South Kingstown Middle School baseball team that won a State Championship.  From 2011-2014, Brian was the head coach for the Curtis Corner Middle School baseball team and today he still playing baseball in the RI Amateur League.

Nate Cahoone

A native of Westerly and graduate of the class of 2013, Nate was an All-Division and All-State baseball selection.  Cahoone played collegiate baseball at Rhode Island College and during the summer of 2016 played with the Newport Gulls in the NECBL.  In 2018 and 2019 Nate was on the UMass Dartmouth baseball coaching staff.  In 2020 he completed his Masters in Athletic Administration at Ohio University and during the 2021 baseball season he worked within the Colorado Rockies organization in the player operations department.  Brad now enters his first season coaching at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI.

Brad Douglas

Brad is a local-grown player, spending his baseball playing days at South Kingstown High School. At South Kingstown he was named to the 1st and 2nd All-State teams, while making an appearance in the RIIL State Championships. Brad eventually went on to play baseball at Rhode Island College where he had a successful playing career including be named LEC Rookie of the Year his freshmen year in 2015 as well as making the LEC First-Team selection his senior year in 2018. Brad has since spent time working for the Rhode Island College Baseball program as an Assistant coach/recruiting coordinator. At RIC, Douglas’s primary focus was to work with outfielders and hitters throughout the season. In addition, Douglas has also spent time with Salve Regina University as an assistant coach.

 

Mark Cahill

Mark has a long history in the game of baseball as a player, Coach and Instructor.  He had an excellent career in the game as a player.  Mark pitched professionally from 1979 to 1985 in the minor leagues and reached the AA level as a pitcher before retiring from the game. He then began his coaching career at Brown University as their pitching coach, and continued that stint from 1987 to 1989.  He then chose to continue his passion for teaching as a part owner and full-time instructor and coach at Rhode Island Baseball Institute from 1992 to 2014.  He has coached travel baseball teams ages 11-17 since 1995. Mark is currently an Associate Scout with Arizona Diamondbacks and has been in that role since 1997.  He established KPerformance Baseball as an owner and operator in 2015 and continues to grow that business. 

 

Faith Hutchins

is a second-year kinesiology student attending the University of Rhode Island. Faith currently plays on the Women’s Soccer Team at the University of Rhode Island. Before attending college Faith attended South Kingstown High School where she played varsity soccer, basketball and softball. She earned All-State in all three of these sports. Faith was the starting shortstop throughout her high school career. During her junior year, Faith was a part of the championship winning softball team. During her senior year she was a part of the championship winning soccer and basketball teams. Faith also played for Fast-Pitch Nation and the Cranston Bombers, two USA fastpitch softball teams based out of Rhode Island. Although Faith’s competitive career ended in softball, she continues to contribute to the community to this day.

Samantha Hutchins

is a third-year nursing student attending The University of Rhode Island. Samantha currently plays on the club softball team at The University of Rhode Island. Before attending college, Samantha attended South Kingstown High School. There she played 3 varsity sports volleyball, basketball and softball. Samantha was the starting pitcher for the South Kingstown High School softball team throughout her high school career. During her senior year, Samantha was a part of the championship winning softball team and earned All-State Honors. Samantha also played for Fast-Pitch Nation, a USA fastpitch softball team based out of Rhode Island. Samantha started playing softball at the age of 6 and continues to play today.

Kate Homer

 is a junior secondary education/history major at the University of Rhode Island.  Kate is the president of URI Club Softball and a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.  In addition, she plans on coaching a local high school softball team this spring.  Prior to her college career, Kate attended Middletown High School where she played softball and soccer all four years and was a multi-year captain and an all-division honoree in both sports.  Kate was named Middletown High School’s Outstanding Female Athlete for the class of 2019.  She began playing softball at the age of 6 and played travel softball for the Rhode Island Riptides, East Bay Bulldogs, and Mass Wildcats.