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Welcome to the Southern Maine River Rats Website

A Huge Thank You to the Following Businesses who Donated $250 or More for our Hit-A-Thon Fundraiser!

SMRR Showcase Level Teams

We are committed to providing our high school baseball and softball athletes with the exposure/support needed to take their game to the next level.  Since we only select a few teams to participate at the Showcase level, we can provide one-on-one support for each athlete to ensure they have a good plan for exposure.  We have some of the best resources and coaches to provide this to our athletes at one of the most important time of there sports career;

  • Marcus Crowell:  Baseball College Showcase Director for SMRR, 13U Black, 16U Showcase and 18U Showcase Head Coach.  One of the premiere instructors in New England. 
  • Jason Lariviere:  SM River Rats Director of Baseball Operations, Head Varsity Coach at Thornton Academy, former Professional Baseball Player.
  • Travis Demmons:  Director of Softball Operations,  Softball College Showcase Director, 14U Red Head Coach, former Windham HS Varsity Softball Coach.

Please click on the following link to view our SM River Rats College Commitment Page!

SM River Rats Youth Level Teams (8U-15U)

The Southern Maine River Rats has a history of having the best winter training program in the region!  We firmly believe that starting our training in January and going for 3 months while having 2-3 practices per week is the BEST way to develop our players!   Some organizations start in November but only practice 1x/week with very little focus on fundamentals. 

The SM River Rats have 3 practices per week focusing on very specific  baseball and softball activities.  They have a hitting practice which goes for 60 minutes with all sessions having a purpose and key focus.  This is led by our founder and former professional baseball player, Jason Lariviere, and our Showcase Director, Marcus Crowell.  Each team also has a pitchers & catchers session which lasts between 60-90 minutes with specific focus on form/technique, the mental part of the position and much much more.  Lastly, each team will have a team practice where the focus is on skill development and team driven activities (first and third coverage, bunt plays, baserunning, etc.). 

The outcome of our regimented winter training is that our teams have been VERY success on the field of play!  Our baseball organization has won 8 New England Elite Baseball Championships, 3rd most in New England with no other organization in Maine having won more than 1!  To visit the EBL Championship Counter Website, click the link below;

Our softball program is going on 3 years old and they have quickly gathered some of the best talent in Maine!  They have won numerous tournaments and we are confident there will be more to come on the softball end! 

To visit our SM River Rats Baseball and Softball achievements, please visit the webpage below;


SM River Rat Brogan Searle-Belanger Commits to Division 1 UMaine!!!

For Immediate Release:

We are very proud to announce that current SM River Rat and Thornton Academy athlete, Brogan Searle-Belanger, has committed to play baseball at Division 1 UMaine!   Hard work pays off and Brogan has worked extremely hard to position himself well for this opportunity both athletically and more importantly academically. 

I would like to congratulate Brogan and his entire family for this great accomplishment!  It takes a great support system to be able to position yourself well for these types of opportunities. 

Jason Lariviere

SM River Rats Co-Founder  

SM River Rats Kolby Lambert Commits to Division II Franklin Pierce!!!

Another First for the River Rats Organization!!!

We are very proud to announce that current SM River Rat Kolby Lambert has committed to Division II Franklin Pierce in NH! He received a scholarship to play both pitcher and outfield for the nationally ranked Ravens!

This is a great achievement and we want to congratulate John, Mel and Kolby on a job well done! The next chapter is about to start and this kid has next level talent!


River Rats Announce 2019 Partnership With OA Centers for Orthopaedics!


The River Rats are proud to announce that OA Centers for Orthopaedics -  Spectrum Healthcare Partners will be our Chief Uniform Sponsor and Partner for 2019!    This is the 4th year for this partnership and together, we make a great TEAM!   For more information on our partnership, visit our webpage at;

SM River Rats 14U Black Capture D1A 2017 New England Elite Baseball League Championship!

SM River Rats 13U Black Capture D1A 2017 New England Elite Baseball League Championship!

SM River Rats 13U Black Capture D1A 2017 New England Elite Baseball League Championship!

SM River Rats 10U Capture D1 2017 New England Elite Baseball League Championship!