Old Mountain Field
South Kingstown, RI
Review by Gary
Old Mountain Field is located in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. With the emphasis on the word “field”, Old Mountain Field was dedicated in 1938. The field itself has been used for baseball since around the time of the Civil War with well-documented games among regional elite teams in the 1870's. Little has changed to this field since the Union won the war as the only significant feature that has been added is the two-story combination dugout/ press box.
When driving to the field, one should be on the lookout more for a softball field and recreational area, as that is how Old Mountain Field is billed on any on-line advertising. If you are driving too swiftly down the main road the ballfield is on, you will surely miss the place, especially if the lights are not on.
The park in which Old Mountain Field is located in boasts baseball and softball fields, four tennis courts, an in-line skating facility, a skateboard park, basketball courts, a restroom building and a small pond. What it doesn’t brag about are the port-a-potties, PODS storage units for field equipment and locker room and food truck vending that add to the quaint character of the field.
Just thirty-five miles from venerable McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Old Mountain Field has been home to the Ocean State Waves of the New England Collegiate Baseball League since they entered the began play in 2013.
If you managed not to secure a seat in the only metal grandstand just behind home plate, fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to settle on the grassy, uneven berm around the field. The field provided a nice setting for baseball on a cool summer evening in New England that was devoid of blaring music and giant flashing scoreboards.