Contact InformationKen Hopkins
Assistant Head Coach
Head Athletic Trainer
About Men's Baseball
- Rheal Cormier Jersey Retirement Ceremony
- Summer Development Camps
- Former Knights hurler Hertzler drafted by the Oakland A's in the 15th round with pick #480
- Ken Hopkins with Frank Viola
The Community College of Rhode Island Knights baseball program has a rich tradition of success. Since its inception in 1965, the program has progressed to national prominence and has maintained this level for the past decade. The program has placed several of their players in professional baseball with two former players playing in the Major Leagues. These players are Rheal Cormier of the Philadelphia Phillies and Allen Levrault of the Florida Marlins.
Former CCRI Knights pitcher Brad Hertzler (East Providence, RI) who played for the Knights in 2006 was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 15th round with pick #480.
Hertzler, a left handed pitcher, was a First Team All-Region XXI Pitcher who was stellar for the Knights with a 5-1 record and a 1.469 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched. Brad is currently a starter for the University of Maine Black Bears where he led the team with a 3.58 ERA and also led the team with 71 strikeouts with a 4-5 record throwing two complete games with one shutout. Season highlights included a 10 strikeout performance versus Miami, a nine strikeout performance versus UMBC, and an eight strikeout complete game performance versus Vermont. Hertzler is only a Junior so he has a decision to make on whether he will return to the University of Maine for his Senior season or go pro.
Hertzler was previously drafted in 2004 in the 32nd by the Boston Red Sox who his brother Barry Hertzler currently plays for with the AA affiliate Portland Sea Dogs. Brad was drafted in 2004 after being nominated 2004 Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year.
Academics is the priority here at CCRI for all of our student-athletes. The student-athletes are required to attend the Student-Athlete Academic Support Center each week throughout their tenure as a player here at CCRI.
CCRI Baseball is also proud to sponsor and host a variety of youth-centered Developmental Sports Camps. The Camps are directed by the Coaching Staff with the assistance of many of the Community College players. [Download camp brochures]