Fastpitch Softball at It's Finest
CNBLL Fastpitch Softball offers many competitive divisions for girls, aged 6–18, that will prepare them for competitive fastpitch softball at the local, regional, and national levels. We have a dedicated group of coaches, parents and players that are determined to provide the best possible opportunity for the young ladies of our community. We recreational Spring league competes locally and the all-stars play in Little League Softball tournaments during the summer. If you live outside Cranston, please visit the Cranston Ravens website as they play in numerous fastpitch softball tournaments in Rhode Island and travel to outside softball tournaments in neighboring states and beyond.
On July 16, 1964, Little League Baseball was granted a Congressional Charter of Federal Incorporation. Cranston National Little League was actually established several years prior to that date. Approximately 30 years ago, Tom and Kathy Fitz-Simon established the Budlong Baseball Instructional League. In 1997, both leagues merged, creating the current league name, Cranston National Budlong Little League (CNBLL). A trophy in the name of Kathy Fitz-Simon is presented each year to the girl who exhibits outstanding sportsmanship. In 1998, Garden City Field was renamed Fitz-Simon Field. In the 2000 season, a girls fast pitch division was added to the league, giving the children of our community an even greater opportunity to play and learn. CNBLL would like to thank all the dedicated volunteers for their contributions to the league. They are the reason the league successfully continues today.
Our Mission Statement
We strive to instill the right balance of competitiveness and sportsmanship, to help the young ladies become good citizens of our society and ambasadors of fastpitch softball. We believe that our greatest contribution is in teaching young people the values of competition: to make a commitment, to work hard, to strive for excellence, to sacrifice to make the team better, and to be the best you can be as a person and as an athlete. We believe that our job is to develop the total person, and not just the athlete. Our players learn to respect the game of fastpitch softball and all who are involved in it. It is our desire to provide the best guidence, coaching and opportunity for our players to play at the highest levels of fastpitch softball well into their future.