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Happy Thanksgiving from your commissioner. Thank you for participating in our league. We have a relatively new board, and we will be adding some teams this upcoming year.
The board and I have the highest degree of enthusiasm, jumping at the opportunity to make this the best league ever.
The ECABL wishes you the happiest of holidays (and a Merry Christmas). Stay tuned for upcoming announcements.
Postponed game: Brooks, Ventura homer to lead Padres to 22-8 route over Braves in season finale
Kelby Brooks hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs, and Alex Ventura hit a two-run homer as the Padres beat the Braves, 22-8, to finish the fall season.
Week 13: Gleason, Ryan, Cardenas lead Braves to 14-12 win over Padres
Michael Gleason held the Padres to four earned runs, and Shawn Ryan and Teddy Cardenas each drove in three runs to lead the Braves to a 14-12 win over the Padres Wednesday at Kafer Park.
ECABL All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, awards banquet rescheduled for Nov. 5 after Ian postponement
The ECABL will expand its end-of-year awards banquet and home run derby this year to include an all-star game, and the three-activity event will be Nov. 5 at Kafer Park.
The event originally was scheduled for Oct. 8, but it was postponed because several league officials went to Florida to help with Hurricane Ian disaster cleanup.
The event will begin at 2 p.m., and it will include a cookout that will be free to all ECABL players. Food will be available to non players, with details on pricing still being determined.
The awards ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m., the home run derby will be at 3 p.m. and the all-star game will be at 5.
All-star teams will be made up of players from the 18+ Division from the 2022 Spring/Summer season.
Date: Nov. 5
Time: 2 p.m.
Food: Cookout type food. Free to all ECABL players.
Activities: Cookout, Awards Ceremony, Home Run Derby, All-Star Game
ECABL Board positions open
Interested in guiding the league into the future? The ECABL board will have its annual retreat beginning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 19, when board members will be voted on and approved.
Anyone interested in running for commissioner, vice commissioner, secretary or any board position, should contact Doug Amerson by clicking here.
Week 12: Melendez, Byers lead Nationals past Braves
Jamie Byers held the Braves to three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings, and Jayson Melendez hit a three-run homer to lead the Nationals to an 8-7 win over the Braves Wednesday at Kafer Park.
Week 11: 12-run third inning leads Nationals over Padres, 21-2
J.P. Whitford held the Padres to two runs and went 1-for-4 and scored three runs to lead the Nationals to a 21-2 win over the Padres Wednesday at Kafer Park.
Week 10: 5-fun fifth inning gives Padres come-from-behind, 16-15, win over Braves
Justin Honda drove in four runs, and Kelby Brooks and Dom Byrnes each scored three runs as the Padres came from behind to beat the Braves 16-15 Wednesday night at Kafer Park.
Week 9: 11-run sixth inning puts game on ice as
Braves top Nationals, 16-7
Braves top Nationals, 16-7
Andy Schneider and Rob Fravor each drove in three runs and the Braves capitalized on errors to score seven unearned runs as they topped the Nationals, 16-7, Wednesday at Kafer Park.
Padres stay in first place, take advantage of errors to thump Nationals, 20-2
Justin Honda hit a three-run home run to jump out to a first inning lead -- one they would never relinquish -- as the Padres thumped the Nationals, 20-2, Wednesday night at Kafer Park.
Honda throws four-plus shutout innings as Padres move to 3-0 with win over Nationals
Justin Honda put out a Nationals third-inning rally and held them scoreless through the rest of the game as the Padres won, 9-4, and move to 3-0 on the season.
Braves get first fall win with 20-13 victory over Nationals
The Braves took advantage of 23 walks and added 15 hits behind four strong innings of pitching by Teddy Cardenas to improve to 1-2 on the season.
Justin Honda waits for a pitch Wednesday. Honda went 3-for-4 as the Padres beat the Braves, 16-11.
Eight-run sixth inning sinks Braves as Padres come from behind
Padres pound out 16 hits, move to 2-0 on the season
Kelby Brooks went 4-for-5 and scored three runs, and Justin Honda went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored as the Padres came from behind to beat the Braves, 16-11, Wednesday night at Kafer Park.
The Braves' Teddy Cardenas delivers a pitch during the first inning Wednesday night. The Braves fell to the Nationals, 12-5.
Rockies repeat, top Orioles 9-3 for ECABL championship
Sean Garbarino held the Orioles to two hits over six innings to lead the Rockies to their second straight ECABL title Sunday at Kafer Park.
The Rockies celebrated their second straight ECABL title Sunday with a 9-3 win over the Orioles.
Padres win inaugural game, top Nationals to kick off fall 35+ schedule
Chris Drake drove in three runs and scored two to help the Padres hold on to a 9-0 early lead and beat the Nationals, 13-10, Wednesday night at Kafer Park.
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Rockies, Orioles to play for championship in rematch of 2021 title game
Rockies 7, Red Sox 0: Bill Little threw a rain-shortened, two-hit shutout, and Patrick Ball and Gage Spires each drove in two runs as the Rockies advanced to the ECABL championship game with a 7-0 win over the Red Sox Sunday.
Orioles 8, Yankees 2: Hatteras Brooks pitched a complete game and struck out 13, and Ricky Henries drove in two runs as the Orioles advanced to the ECABL championship game with an 8-2 win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Week 14: Regular season standings set as Rockies, Orioles, Yankees win
Orioles 32, Cubs 2: Three Orioles' pitchers held the Cubs to two runs, while the Orioles' offense scored 32.
Rockies 13, Red Sox 7: Patrick Ball and Tyler Held each hit home runs to power the Rockies past the Red Sox. The Rockies entered the game with a guarantee of first place in the ECABL regular season standings. The Red Sox locked up fourth place.
Yankees 10, Braves 6: The Yankees jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and never looked back as they locked up third place in the ECABL regular season standings.
ECABL seeking players to form teams for out-of-state tournaments
Players looking for a challenge on the field have the opportunity to sign up and play for an ECABL-based team in two tournaments out of state.
The East Carolina Amateur Baseball League is trying to put together teams to play in the 5th annual Richmond Labor Day Baseball Classic in Richmond, Va., and the USAB Word Series in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Both tournaments are in September.
Both tournaments have age divisions, and the ECABL is trying to put together teams to complete in all age divisions. Any players interested should visit the sign-up page, view the details of each tournament, and sign up to play. The cost for each tournament varies, but it should be between $100 and $125 per player.
To register or for more information, click here.
Week 13: Cubs, Red Sox play to tie; Rockies,
Rockies 14, Yankees: 3: Bill Little hit a first-inning, grand slam and pitched a complete and struck out 12 to lead the Rockies over the Yankees Sunday at Kafer Park.
Cubs, 10, Red Sox 10: In a back-and-forth game where both teams came from behind to go to extra innings, the Cubs and Red Sox played to a tie due to time constraints.
Orioles 16, Braves 9: Gabriel Brown hit two home runs, drove in eight and scored three as the Orioles out-slugged the Braves, 16-9, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Week 12: Rockies, Orioles, Braves come away with wins
Orioles 9, Yankees 3: Hatteras Brooks pitched a complete game and struck out 11, and Parker Mills hit a two-run homer as the Orioles beat the Yankees Sunday at Kafer Park.
Braves 12, Red Sox 5: Something happened.
Rockies 8, Cubs 2: Bill Little gave up two runs over four innings as the Rockies topped the Cubs Sunday in a rain-shortened game.
35-and-Older Fall season registration begins
The East Carolina Amateur Baseball League is opening registration for the 35-and-Older division fall season. Opening day for the season is Wednesday, July 27.
The ECABL is in the middle of its first season in the 35-and-Older Division. That season, which includes two teams that play Wednesday nights, will conclude in July.
Games in the fall will be at 6:45 p.m., and they will be played Wednesday nights.
The number of players who register will determine the number of teams the fall season will include. The ECABL is expecting enough players for three teams. If that happens, two teams will play each week and one will have a bye week. With three teams, each team will play 10 games. With two teams, each team will play 15 games. The total cost will depend on the number of games, but will be equivalent to about $12 per game.
Registration deadline is June 27. Because of field availability, there will be no more than three teams in the fall season. Once roster capacity for three teams has been reached, registration will end. That means if you wait to register, you may miss out. This is for players who will be 35 or older by July 27. Registration for the 18-and-Older Division fall season will be announced at a later date.
Age Requirement: Must be 35 or older by opening day
Opening Day: Wednesday, July 27
Game Day: Wednesday night
Game Time: 6:45 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 27
Fees due: July 8
Number of Games: If there are two teams, there will be 15 games. If there are three teams, there will be 10 games.
Cost: Depends on the number of teams/games. The cost will be about $12 a game.
Additional Information: Roster positions will be limited. There will be no more than three teams in the fall due to field availability. Once we reach roster capacity for three teams, registration will end. That means register now.
Got questions? Click Here.
Hungry players and spectators to get 'Hella' food visit
Mari's Hella Fat Food truck will be at ECABL games on Sunday, June 19 from noon to 7:30 p.m., and if players and spectators make it a profitable stop, the food truck will return for future games.
Mari's Hella Fat Food Truck is a New Bernian business, and it specializes in sliders and other great ballpark-type food.
Mari's Hella Fat Food Truck takes cash or credit card.
Mix and match two sliders $11
Week 11: Coffield hits grand slam to power Red Sox over Yankees,
Red Sox 10, Yankees 5: Neil Coffield hit a grand slam and Adam Schoch held the Yankees to five runs as the Red Sox topped the Yankees, 10-5, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Rockies defeat Orioles (forfeit): The Rockies won by forfeit because the Orioles could not field a team. Had the Orioles played and won, they would hold first place. With the forfeit, the Orioles are now two games out of first place, and the Rockies all but lock down first place. For the Rockies to fall from first place, the Rockies would have to lose three of their remaining four games in the season, and the Orioles would have to win all four.
Braves 19, Cubs 7: Jesse Small went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Tanner Brown went 2-for-3 with three runs scored to lead the Braves to a 19-7 win over the Cubs on Sunday.
Week 10: Yankees break out bats; Rockies and Orioles pitching dominate
Rockies 7, Braves 1: Sam Ward and Bill Little each hit two-run homers in the seventh inning to lift the Rockies to a 7-1 win over the Braves Sunday at Kafer Park.
Orioles 3, Red Sox 0: Hatteras Brooks tossed a shutout and struck out 11 as the Orioles topped the Red Sox, 30-, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Yankees 28, Cubs 4: Jayson Melendez hit a first inning grand slam and drove in seven for the game as the Yankees pounded the Cubs 28-4 Sunday at Kafer Park.
Week 9: Rockies come from behind to win; Orioles, Yankees cruise to wins to keep pace
Yankees, 9 Braves 5: The Yankees used a six-run first inning and took advantage of 15 walks to beat the Braves, 9-5, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Orioles 7, Cubs 1: Hatteras Brooks held the Cubs to two hits and struck out 11 over seven innings to lead the Orioles past the Cubs.
Rockies 10, Red Sox 3: The Rockies scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come from behind to beat the Red Sox.
Week 8: Mills hits 3 homers, drives in 7 to lead Orioles over Braves
Orioles 13, Braves 5: Parker Mills hit a three-run, first-inning homer and added two more home runs later as the Orioles pounded the Braves Sunday at Kafer Park.
Rockies 7, Yankees 0: Sam Ward had a no-hitter through five innings, and two more Rockies pitchers combined to shutout the Yankees Sunday at Kafer Park.
Red Sox 21, Cubs 7: The Cubs took a 6-0 lead in the top of the first inning with the help of a Zach Scudder home run, but the Red Sox took control with 12 runs in the third and fourth innings on their way to an easy win.
Week 7: Rockies, Orioles, Red Sox cruise
Rockies 17, Cubs 6: Kyle Dupas went 5-for-5, scored three runs and drove in two to lead the Rockies over the Cubs Sunday.
Orioles 7, Yankees 2: Hatteras Brooks hit a first-inning, three-run homer, and that's all the Orioles needed to top the Yankees Sunday.
Red Sox 26, Braves 5: Matt Forman went 4-for-5 and drove in five runs to help the Red Sox pummel the Braves Sunday.
35-and Older: Nationals come from behind, beat Braves in ground-breaking ECABL game
The National overcame a first-inning, five-run deficit to beat the Braves 13-10 in the inaugural ECABL 35 and Older Division game.
After the Braves scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning, the National chipped away at the lead for a couple of innings before taking the lead in the fourth inning.
Week 6: McSorley, Yankees walk-off, Braves and Orioles win slug fests
Braves 23, Cubs 5: Shawn Ryan went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs, and Wayne Brown drove in four runs on three hits as the Braves topped the Cubs, 23-5, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 4: Cameron McSorley hit a walk-off, two-run homer to lead the Yankees over the Red Sox, 6-4, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Orioles 19, Rockies 9: Randy Mason drove in five runs and Brock Rouse drove in three as the Orioles hand the Rockies their first defeat of the season, 19-9, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Week 5: Rockies now 5-0; Orioles win third in a row
Rockies 13, Braves 2: Bill Little hit a three-run homer and Patrick Ball hit a two-run homer, and Landon Vick held the Braves to two runs over four innings to lead the Rockies to a 13-2 win over the Braves Sunday.
Orioles 13, Red Sox 5: Hatteras Brooks, Parker Mills and Gabriel Brown each hit home runs, and three Orioles pitchers held the Red Sox to six hits as the Orioles topped the Red Sox, 13-5, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Yankees 16, Cubs 9: Chris Griffin drove in four runs and Cameron McSorley drove in two and scored two as the Yankees went on to beat the Cubs, 16-9.
Week 4: Rockies remain undefeated; Orioles, Yankees win
Rockies 15, Red Sox 10: The Rockies jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the top of the second inning and held on for the win behind three RBI days by Sam Ward and Brandon Bowden
Yankees 8, Braves 3: The Braves held the game close the whole way, but the three runs the Yankees scored in the first inning were all they needed.
Orioles 14, Cubs 2: Five Orioles pitchers held the Cubs to two runs, and Brandon Cherry and Randy Mason each drove in three runs as the Orioles move to .500 with their second consecutive win.
Week 3: Rockies remain undefeated; Red Sox, Orioles get first win
Red Sox 10, Cubs 6: Randy Lopez stole five bases and scored three runs, and Adam Schoch pitched 2 2/3 innings of no-hit relief as the Red Sox held on to beat the Cubs, 10-6, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Orioles 11, Braves 3: Hatteras Brooks held the Braves to two hits over five innings, while striking out 11 as the Orioles cruised to an 11-3 win Sunday at Kafer Park.
Rockies 8, Yankees 0: Sam Ward hits a solo home run to lead off the game, Brandon Bowden hit a two-run shot in the sixth inning, and Bill Little held the Yankees hitless over six innings as the Rockies shutout the Yankees, 8-0, Sunday night at Kafer Park.
Week 2: Rockies, Yankees stay undefeated
Rockies 33, Cubs 1: The Rockies scored 18 runs in the first inning, and Avery Brunni and Brandon Bowden held the Cubs to one run Saturday in a game that ended after five innings due to the league time limit.
Yankees 13, Orioles 2: Dan Thompson held the Orioles to one earned run over six innings while striking out nine to lead the Yankees past the Orioles Saturday at Kafer Park.
Red Sox-Braves: The Red Sox and Braves game that was postponed from last Sunday is scheduled to be made up Saturday, May 7 -- the day before Mother's Day.
Week 1: Rockies shutout Orioles in ECABL season-opener
Rockies 11, Orioles 0: Bill Little threw seven shutout innings and drove in two runs to lead the Rockies to an 11-0 win over the Orioles Sunday at Kafer Park.
Braves 22, Cubs 4: Shawn Ryan had four hits and drove in six runs to power the Braves past the Cubs Sunday at Kafer Park.
Yankees 5, Red Sox 1: Chris Griffin doubled in a run, and four Yankees pitchers held the Red Sox to six hits and one run as the Yankees topped the Red Sox, 5-1, Sunday.
Game casting will start this weekend
We will add a new feature this week, so that players, family members or friends at home can keep track of each game as it is going on. The app that we use to keep score, iScore, comes with game casting ability. This weekend, we will cast the Saturday games, and possibly all three games on Sunday. If a game is not cast live, it will be entered following the game, and players or family members can watch a "replay" of the game later.
This is a new feature, so be patient as we work out the kinks. This Saturday will be the first extended test that we will do, and you are invited to watch us "stick the landing" or "face plant." We're hoping for something in between, and we hope to do better each week.
If you watch through a computer, you will need nothing to view the casting -- it is done through the web browser. If you are using a mobile device, you will have to download a free app to do it. There are game casting links in a few places on the website already. Clicking on the game will show you that the game has not started yet, but if you do that with a mobile device, you should be given information on how to get the app to view the game.
Opening Day set for Sunday
While Major League Baseball is in the midst of a lockout, and Spring Training games have been postponed, the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League will open its 18-and-older division season on Sunday, March 6, with a slate of three games.
The ECABL defending champion Rockies will host the Orioles at 1 p.m. in a rematch of last season's championship game. The Braves will host the Cubs at 4 p.m. and the Red Sox will host the Yankees at 7 p.m.
The ECABL is still registering players for its 35-and-older division. Games for that division are expected to begin April 13.
The wooden-bat, fast-pitch baseball league has been in existence since 2016, providing baseball for players ages 18 and older.
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