Official Home of the Rhode Island Thunder Gold

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.


2014-2015 RI Thunder Gold College Showcase Tryouts!

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

The RI Thunder Gold has created an additional Showcase team under manager Kevin Clapp.  This will be a competitive regional showcase team and will play 5 fall and 7 summer top level showcase tournaments.  Kevin has openings for position players and pitchers.  If you are interested, please contact Coach Kevin Clapp 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 Hopkins: Openings for positional players and pitchers.  We will be holding an open practice/tryout on Tuesday September 16th from 6-8pm at the Wide World of Indoor Sports in North Smithfield

12U Russ: Openings for 2 players including a catcher to complete our roster

10U: Looking for 3 players (all positions) 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 use the "contact us" link in the menu to set up a private tryout or attend a Thunder Gold practice.

RI Thunder Gold is proud to announce their Winter Exposure Camp on January 10th, 2015 at New England's premier indoor facility Wide World of Indoor Sports ( in Kingston, RI. 

As this is an indoor facility, we cannot guarantee acceptance to either the camp or the all-star games due to limited space! 


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

Boston University Softball Camps
2014 Fall Clinics
September 13th October 26th
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $75 per Clinic (Defense, Hitting or Pitching)
$135 for Any Two Clinics
$200 for All Three Clinics
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $75 per Clinic (Defense, Hitting or Pitching)
$135 for Any Two Clinics
$200 for All Three Clinics
2015 Winter Clinic

January 18th
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $75 per Clinic (Defense, Hitting or Pitching)
$135 for Any Two Clinics
$200 for All Three Clinics

Location:  BU Softball Field 100 Ashford Street, Boston, MA

Clinic Features
Defense Instruction 9:00-11:30am
Hitting Instruction 12:00-2:30pm
Pitching Instruction 3:00-5:00pm

Follow this link for more details - 


Included is the details of our Winter Fastpitch League beginning the last weekend in October!!!!!  Games are played in the Dome at Wide World of Indoor Sports in North Smithfield!  All nine position players in the field!


Session Details:


Games: Sunday mornings starting October 26th, 2014

12 Games including playoffs; one hour and twenty minute games

Three FREE hours of training time in October with registration

All games in our Sports Dome: 42’ ceiling height, 220’ to center, 205’ to left, 115’ to right

Real ball used for each game

Convenient location on Route 146 in North Smithfield, RI

Early-Bird Discount!! REGISTER BY OCTOBER 1st– ONLY $145 PER PLAYER!! Standard Fee: $165 per player (11 player minimum; 18 player maximum)

$30 cash umpire fee per team, per game (2-umpire system used)

Player passes are required of all coaches, captains & players. Passes are $10 and are valid for one year.

*****For more information please contact Steve at 401.767.1234

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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!