Hometown Hero: Art Pontarelli

This week’s Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses Hometown Sports Hero is Art Ponatrelli.

The Rhode Island College Hall of Famer was honored by his alma mater by having the school’s baseball field renamed.

A standout on the field for the Anchormen, Pontarelli helped RIC reach the College World Series as a coach and later lead CCRI to the Junior College World Series three times.

Pontarelli transitioned to pro scouting in 1992 joining the Colorado Rockies and he currently serves as a scout for the New York Mets.

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