Caroon, Anthony hit homers as Yankees top Pirates, Cubs shock Braves
Yankees beat Pirates: Micah Caroon and Nate Anthony hit home runs, and Chris Griffin held the Pirates to five runs as the Yankees topped the Pirates, 7-5, Sunday at Kafer Park.
The Pirates struck first in the top of the first inning with a one-out two-run homer by Tommy Schmid. Yankees pitcher Griffin then settled in and only allowed only three more runs the rest of the way.
Braves vs Cubs: The Cubs scored eight runs in the third inning on four hits, two walks and an error as they defeated the Braves, 14-5, Sunday for their first win of the season.
Orioles vs Red Sox:
Fall registration begins
The East Carolina Amateur Baseball League is preparing for its first abbreviated fall season.
The season will begin Sunday, Sept. 8, and will run for six consecutive weeks. The league will try to keep the integrity of existing teams, but player registration will determine how many teams will be formed and how many players will be on each team.
To keep costs down, there will be only one umpire for each game and there will be no uniform fee. Existing players may wear their current uniforms. The fee for the season is $30 per player.
Registration will end Aug. 18, but players are encouraged to register early and pay their fees so that teams can be organized well in advance of the start of the season.
The ECABL is nearing completion of its fourth summer season. This will be the first fall season for the league. Planning for future fall seasons will be predicated on the organization and outcome of this season. We would like to make it a successful tradition, offering two season every year.
Templates hovered in the upper 90s, possibly reaching 100 on the field at Kafer Park on Sunday during East Carolina Amateur Baseball League play.
Week 13: Braves top Yankees, Orioles come back to edge Pirates, Red Sox slug Cubs
Braves top Yankees: Jayson Melendez held the Yankees to one unearned run over seven innings and drove in three runs with a double to lead the Braves over the Yankees, 9-1, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Orioles edge Pirates: The Orioles and Pirates both came out swinging, hitting the ball well the entire game, but the Orioles came out on top with a 5-4 win Sunday at Kafer Park.
Red Sox out-slug Cubs: The Red Sox started off hot with seven runs in the first inning and held an 11-1 lead throughout most of the game before finally winning, 23-6, Sunday over the Cubs.
The Cubs made a close game of it, but the Yankees came out on top with a 7-5 win, Sunday at Kafer Park. The Yankees remain in second place in the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League standings, a game behind the Orioles.
Week 11: Braves beat Orioles, Pirates out-slug Red Sox, Yankees top Cubs
Braves top Orioles: Jayson Melendez struck out 11 and Travis Thornley went 2-for-3 and scored two runs to lead the Braves past the first-place Orioles, 3-1, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Yankees beat Cubs: The Yankees were slow out of the gate but turned on the bats in the fifth inning to eventually take the lead and win, 7-5.
Pirates outslug Red Sox: The Pirates capped off a come-from-behind-win with two runs in the seventh inning to win a 16-15 slugfest over the Red Sox Sunday at Kafer Park.
Week 12: Orioles, Red Sox tie; Yankees and Braves win
Orioles and Red Sox tie: Red Sox pitcher Dom Byrnes and Orioles pitcher JP Whitford went the full seven innings before the time limit ended the game in a 5-5 tie.
Yankees defeat Pirates: Chris Griffin singled past second drive in Nate Anthony for the walk-off win in the bottom of the seventh inning. Teddy Cardenas pitched six solid innings, striking out four and giving up seven runs.
Braves top Cubs: John Peterson used an assortment of off-speed pitches to hold the Cubs to four runs over seven innings as the Braves topped the Cubs, 13-4, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Week 9: Rain stays away - Yankees, Orioles and Braves win Sunday
Yankees top Red Sox: What was supposed to be a gloomy day turned into a beautiful one as the Yankees held on the beat the Red Sox, 12-9.
Orioles top Cubs: The Orioles defeated the Cubs, 12-2, Sunday as Kevin Vanzandt pitched five innings and gave up one run.
Braves defeat Pirates: Jayson Melendez went 3-for-3 with two walks and pitched seven innings to lead the Braves to a 10-6 win Sunday.
A play at the plate Sunday as the Yankees went on to win, 12-9, over the Red Sox at Kafer Park.
Week 10: Thornley leads Braves, Vanzandt pitches Orioles past Yankees
Braves beat Red Sox: Travis Thornley held the Red Sox to four runs as the Braves topped the Red Sox 13-4.
Pirates win: The Cubs were forced to forfeit because they lacked enough players. The two teams scrimmaged and the Pirates won, 14-8.
Orioles top Yankees: Kevin Vanzandt pitched seven strong innings and Ricky Henries hit a two-run homer as the Orioles beat the Yankees, 7-3.
New Bern Bears compete in Myrtle Beach tournament
Five players from the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C., over the Memorial Day weekend to play in the Beach Battle Classic.
Braves Manager Doug Amerson, Yankees Manager Chris Griffin and Braves players Alberto Sosa, Rob Fravor and Mark McKillop played three games in the tournament. The players picked up several players from Myrtle Beach to round out the roster.
Next year the ECABL would like to send enough players to make up an entire team to compete in the tournament. Sign-ups for next year's tournament will likely take place in March and practices will be held in April. The tournament is for players 35 and older.
Chris Griffin delivers a pitch Sunday in the Beach Battle Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Five players from the ECABL competed in the annual Memorial Day tournament.
The Orioles score a run on a wild pitch, getting in just under the tag of Braves' pitcher Clay Walker.
Week 7: Orioles hold first place
Orioles top Braves: Kevin Kevin Vanzandt held the Braves to three hits and one run as the Orioles topped the Braves, 8-1, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Red Sox edge Pirates: Joe Jones hit a two-run homer to lead the Red Sox over the Pirates, 9-8.
Yankees beat Cubs: Rocco Vallera hit a two-run homer and the Cubs batted around the order in the first inning, but it was not enough as the Yankees won, 15-5, in East Carolina Amateur Baseball League action Sunday.
Week 8: Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees win
Orioles beat Pirates: The Orioles defeated the Pirates, 7-1, Sunday at Kafer Park to remain in first place and improve their record to 7-1 on the season.
Red Sox beat Cubs: Mike Zier had three doubles to lead the Red Sox offense to a 15-1 win over the Cubs Sunday at Kafer Park.
Yankees beat Braves: Teddy Cardena held the Braves to three runs while tossing a complete game as the Yankees beat the Braves, 7-3, to take sole possession of second place.
Week 6: Braves, Orioles in first place after wins
Braves top Red Sox: John Peterson hit a one-out, two-run triple in the top of the seventh inning and Jason Menendez struck out four of the seven batters he faced in relief to lead the Braves over the Red Sox, 8-7, Wednesday night at Creekside Park.
Orioles top Yankees: Kevin Vanzandt held the Yankees to one run, and the Orioles used a sixth-inning rally to win, 4-1, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Pirates top Cubs: Zach Williams gave up one earned run in six innings, but the Cuts left 15 men on base and fell to the Pirates, 3-2, Sunday.
Kevin Vanzandt tossed seven innings and held the Yankees to one run as the Orioles beat the Yankees, 4-1, Sunday.
Week 5: Braves top Pirates, Orioles, Yankees keep pace
Kyle Dupas went 3-for-3 with a double and two singles to help the Braves stay in first place with a 17-8 win Sunday at Kafer Park.
The Braves, Yankees and Orioles entered the day in a first-place tie. The Orioles won Sunday by forfeit. The Yankees topped the Red Sox, 9-5.
Week 4: Braves beat Yankees, Orioles crush Pirates
The Braves used a 10-run fifth inning to top the Yankees 14-7, Wednesday at Kafer Park.
Kevin vanZandt pitched a one-hitter and the Orioles offense pounded the Pirates, 19-0.
The Braves, Orioles and Yankees are now tied for first place in the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League standings.
Week 3: Yankees take sole possession of first place in ECABL with win over Pirates
The Yankees took sole possession of first place Sunday with a win over the Pirates at Kafer Park.
With the win, the Yankees move to 3-0
The Braves and Orioles each won on Sunday. With the Pirates loss, all three teams are now 2-1, move into a three-way tie for second place.
Pirates' players gather on the mound during their 17-5 win on Sunday at Kafer Park.
Week 2: Yankees top Cubs, Pirates beat Red Sox for first-place tie
The Yankees and the Pirates each moved to 2-0 on the season with wins Sunday, moving into a first-place tie. The Orioles topped the Braves to move into a second-place tied with the Braves as each team now is 1-1 on the season.
Week 1: 2019 season under way
The Yankees, Braves and Pirates kicked off the 2019 ECABL season with wins Sunday at Kafer Park.
The day began with a short ceremony with The Civil Air Patrol Color Guard raising the colors to the National Anthem. Commissioner Emeritus Michael Soares threw out the first pitch prior to the defending league champion Orioles taking on the Yankees.
The Yankees topped the Orioles, 8-7, in the season-opener.
The Braves and Red Sox followed with a slugfest, with the Braves topping the Red Sox, 20-12.
The Pirates topped the Cubs, 25-5, in the nightcap.
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