Official Home of the Rhode Island Thunder Gold

2014-2015 RI Thunder Gold College Showcase Last Open Tryout This Sunday August 24th 4pm-8pm!

The 18U Rhode Island Thunder Gold is the premier fastpitch travel organization in the Northeast.  In addition to hosting our own tournaments, we travel to compete in the best showcase tournaments across the country.  As an organization, we prepare our players to perform and exceed at the collegiate level athletically and academically.

We invite all players and families to attend our tryouts at the Plainville Athletic League (PAL Complex) on George St/Everett Skinner Road in Plainville, MA.   

The RI Thunder Showcase team is looking for a starting pitcher.  After a very successful 2014, the Showcase team team is looking to add 1 starting pitcher.  This competitive regional showcase team will play 5 fall and 7 summer top level showcase tournaments.  If you are interested, please contact Coach Dan OConnell at 508-423-6593 or at

2014-2015 RI Thunder Gold Youth Private Tryouts!

Although our open tryouts are completed, we invite all players and parents to schedule a private tryout or attend an open practice with a team.  Thunder practices are open to players looking for the right fit or if you are just interested in seeing what the RI Thunder Gold is all about.  We have youth opportunities at 10U, 12U, & 14U.  

14U Williams: Looking for a pitcher to complete our roster.  Pitcher should be entering 7th or 8th grade.

12U MacGowan: Looking for 2 positional players to complete our roster. 


If you have any questions regarding our 10U-16U teams or private tryouts, please contact Ed Lincoln (401) 529-8975 email:  You can also you the "contact us" link in the menu to set up a private tryout.

          Dave Lotti's 2014 RI Thunder Gold Ranked 20th in the Nation!!!!!  

2014 RI Thunder Gold - Lotti Show

Dave Lotti's RI Thunder Gold team ranked 20th in the nation by Gold Fastpitch!  A remarkable accomplishment by a college showcase program in the Northeast.  The teams in this top 20 list provide college programs the top prospects to compete and succeed.  GREAT JOB GIRLS COMPETING WITH THE BEST IN THE NATION!!!!!!


  1. OC Batbusters-Haning
  2. Corona Angels-Tyson
  3. Originals, MO
  4. Beverly Bandits-Conroy
  5. So Cal Athletics
  6. EC Bullets-Schnute
  7. Sorcerer Gold
  8. Firecrackers-Rico
  9. So Cal Choppers
  10. Wagner’s Gold-Dunn
  11. Cal Explosion
  12. Team North Florida
  13. Carolina Elite Gold
  14. Lady Lightning Gold Team Miken
  15. Texas Firecrackers Gold-May
  16. Birmingham Thunderbolts
  17. Lady Magic
  18. Washington Ladyhawks-Miller
  19. Grapettes Gold
  20. Rhode Island Thunder Gold

Red Storm Softball Camps!!!!!!

Visit St. John's in Queens, New York for a softball camp or showcase and show us your skills!

Our camps range in ages and we should have a program to fit your needs. 

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Thinking RI Thunder GOLD for 2014-2015?

Are you thinking RI Thunder Gold for 2014-2015?  Watch this recap video for 2013/2014 12U Team MacGowan. This team was the result of great players, families, and coaches all coming together last August and enjoying an unbelievable run of tournament championships down the stretch.  These girls practiced hard, played hard, and supported each other every pitch of every game.  The organization could not be more proud of the effort and results of this team.  This team was crowned champions of multiple tournaments in Rhode Island and Massachusetts!  This is Thunder Gold!  

18U RI Thunder Gold (Lotti)

Competes at the Premier Girls Softball National Championships!

Dave Lotti's - RI Thunder Gold team competed at the best pre-collegiate fastpitch softball tournament in the country!  The team traveled to Huntington Beach, California and competed with the best teams in the country.  The field included over 100 of the best college showcase teams and programs.  Included is a link for results!  

14U RI Thunder Gold -  2014 USSSA World Series National Runner-Ups!!!!!!

In what is considered the best youth fastpitch tournament in the World!  Our 14U team battled to the final game which aired on ESPN!  The team had a tremendous season and we are all extremely proud of this group.

Texas Impact 5 - 4 RI Thunder Gold
RI Thunder Gold 6 - 5 San Diego Thunder
RI Thunder Gold 5 - 4 Central Florida Eagles
RI Thunder Gold 10 - 1 Team Nike Indiana
RI Thunder Gold 4 - 3 Delaware Pride
RI Thunder Gold 5 - 2 Georgia Twisters
Oklahoma Twisters 10 - 2 RI Thunder Gold
RI Thunder Gold 3 - 2 Georgia Twisters
Oklahoma Twisters 5 - 2 RI Thunder Gold (Final on ESPN!)

12U RI Thunder Gold - 2014 Pony Eastern National Champions!

Congratulations to the Rhode Island Thunder 12U on capturing the Pony National Championship !!!! Great job ladies and great work by coach Bryan Needle and his staff !!! Also a shout out to Manny Moitoso who helped train them this year !!! Couldn't be any prouder of this group !!! -- Dave Lotti

Pony Nationals, Sterling, VA
RI Thunder Gold 0 vs. Wagners 5
RI Thunder Gold 8 vs. SJ Mystics 3
RI Thunder Gold 12 vs. LV Phantoms 0
RI Thunder Gold 10 vs. NJ Pride black 3
RI Thunder Gold 10 vs. Empire State Huskies 1 
RI Thunder Gold 6 vs. Pegasus 0 
RI Thunder Gold 5 vs. Loudoun Storm 1 
RI Thunder Gold 9 vs. NJ Pride Red 1 
RI Thunder Gold 7 vs. CJ Lightning 3
RI Thunder Gold 11 vs. Vienna Stars 1 (Semi)
RI Thunder Gold 8 vs. Wagners 1(Final-1st Place)