East Carolina Amateur Baseball League

Game Summaries

Week 7 | 5.23.2021

Vick's pitching, Orioles' costly errors lead Rockies to 5-2 win Sunday

Landon Vick struck out nine and gave up two earned runs, but needed Bill Little's help to get out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh inning as the Rockies beat the Orioles, 5-2, Sunday at Kafer Park.

Vick gave up only two hits in the first six innings, but the Orioles led off the top of the seventh with a single by Anthony Sirici. Stephen Sawyer walked and Randy Mason drilled an infield single that was knocked down on a diving play by Rockies' shortstop Taylor Ellis. Brandon Cherry drove in Sireci with a single, and Sawyer scored when Vick hit Josh Edwards with a pitch. Little relieved Vick and got Cameron Thompson to bounce back to the pitcher to end the game.

The Rockies took a 2-0 lead in the second inning using singles by Kyle Dupas and Kevin Bennert and a costly Orioles's error.

The Rockies added two more in the bottom of the third inning on singles by Little and Brandon Bowden and another costly Orioles error.

The Rockies closed out their scoring with one run in the sixth.

Bowden went 2-for-3 with a run scored to lead the Rockies. Little went 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Jim Robinson went 1-for-1.

Sam Lee went 2-for-3 to lead the Orioles. Mason, Sirici and Cherry each went 1-for-3.

The Orioles, 3-3-1, will visit the Red Sox, 4-3, at 7 p.m. June 6. The Rockies, 6-1, will visit the Yankees, 6-1 at 4 p.m. June 6. There are no games this coming Memorial Day weekend.

Melendez Ks 9; Yankees stay in first place with 6-2 win over Cubs

Jayson Melendez struck out nine and gave up two unearned runs over six innings to give the Yankees a 6-2 win over the Cubs.

The Yankees did nearly all their offensive damage in one inning. Leading 1-0 after three innings, the Yankees scored five runs in the fourth on singles by Jack Wu, Noah Caroon, Micah Caroon and Chris Griffin, and a sacrifice fly by Melendez.

The Cubs scored two runs in the sixth on an error and back-to-back singles by Victor Melendez and Will Scott.

Noah Caroon went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to lead the Yankees. Michael Pacacha went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Chris Griffin went 2-for-4.

Nathan Johnson and Trippe Bonner went 2-for-3 to lead the Cubs. Tomas Hernandez went 1-for-2. Melendez and Scott went 1-for-3.

The Yankees, 6-1, host the Rockies, 6-1, at 4 p.m. June 6. It will be a battle for sole possession of first place. The Cubs, 0-7, will visit the Braves at 1 p.m. June 6. There are no games this coming Memorial Day weekend.

Red Sox bats score 9 in one inning, leads to 13-12 win over Braves

The Red Sox scored nine runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 13-12 win Sunday at Kafer Park.

Trailing 11-4 going into the fifth, the Red Sox used seven singles, two hit batters and an error to take a 12-11 lead.

The Braves added a run in the bottom of the sixth and final inning with two walks and a sacrifice fly. The Braves had the tying run on third base when Red Sox pitcher Mike Zeir induced a ground ball to shortstop to end the game.

The Red Sox scored a run in the first inning on a walk by Zeir and an RBI-double by Chris Perry.

The Braves took a 4-1 lead in the second inning, taking advantage of three Red Sox errors and RBI-singles by Jordan Hillburn and Mike Gleason.

The Red Sox cut the lead to 4-3 in the top of the third inning, highlighted by back-to-back singles by Joshua Weilbacher and Stephen Billings.

The Braves took a commanding 11-4 lead in the bottom of the third inning, capitalizing on nine Red Sox walks and a three-run triple by Patrick Pipkin.

Billings went 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Red Sox. Weilbacher went 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Zeir went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Zeir pitched the final 3 1/3 innings to pick up the win. Gleason cruised through three innings, but the wheels came off for Braves' pitchers in the fourth.

Pipkin lead the Braves' offense, going 1-for-2 with three RBI and a run scored. Gleason went 1-for-1, Dan Ventry went 1-for-2 and Hillburn went 1-for-3.

The Red Sox, 4-3, host the Orioles, 3-3-1, at 7 p.m. June 6. The Braves, 1-5-1, host the Cubs, 0-7, at 1 p.m. June 6. There are no games this coming Memorial Day weekend.

Week 6 | 5.16.2021

Rouse, Edwards homer to lead Orioles past Braves

Brock Rouse drove in five runs with a homer, a double and a single, and Josh Edwards hit a three-run, first inning homer as the Orioles used two big innings to beat the Braves, 17-7, Sunday at Kafer Park.

The Orioles jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning on Josh Edwards three-run homer. The Braves scratched back with two runs in the second inning, taking advantage of four walks and a hit batter by Rouse, the Orioles' starter.

The Orioles added three runs in the bottom of the second inning with hits by Brandon Cherry, Anthony Sireci and Randy Mason.

The Orioles put the game out of reach with eight runs in the fourth inning with hits by Sam Lee, Stephen Sawyer and Rouse's solo home run.

Sireci went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Sawyer went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Eddie Martinez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Jesse Small went 2-for-3 to lead the Braves's offense. Mike Valentin and Rick Castro went 1-for-2.

The Braves, 1-4-1, host the Red Sox, 2-4, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Orioles, 4-1-1, visit the Rockies, 5-1, at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park.

Teddy Cardinas pitched five innings of two-hit ball.

Yankees walk-off with 3-2 win over Red Sox Sunday

Jayson Melendez's walk-off single gave the Yankees a 3-2 win and kept them atop of the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League standings.

The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Chris Griffin.

The Red Sox struck back in the top of the second inning on a solo home run by Ray Hower, his second home run of the season.

The Yankees took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Jaren Vizcarrondo tripled to the right field corner and Noah Caroon followed with an RBI-single.

The Red Sox tied the score at 2 in the top of the seventh when Mike Zier walked and stole second. He scored on a single by Chris Perry.

The Red Sox got two quick outs in the bottom of the seventh before Mason Head drew a walk and stole second and third. Micah Caroon walked and moved to second on defensive indifference. With runners on second and third and two outs, Melendez's hard grounder got past the third baseman and scored Head with the winning run.

Noah Caroon went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI to lead the Yankees's offense. Mike Pacacha went 1-for-1. Melendez, Vizcarrondo and Nicholas Gray went 1-for-3.

Hower led the Red Sox, going 1-for-2 with a home run. Perry went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Teddy Cardenas pitched five innings of two-hit ball, giving up one earned run. Melendez pitched two innings, giving up one hit and one earned run. Despite blowing the save in the top of the seventh, Melendez picks up the win.

The Yankees, 5-1, host the Cubs, 0-6, at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Red Sox, 2-4, visit the Braves, 1-4-1, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park.

Bill Little's two-run homer gives Rockies early lead.

Little's two-run homer, Ward's pitching lead Rockies to tough 4-2 win over Cubs

Sam Ward threw three shutout innings and went 2-for-3 with a run scored to lead the Rockies to a 4-2 over the Cubs Sunday at Kafer Park.

Three Rockies pitchers held the cuts to two hits and no earned runs. Ward started on the mound and gave up one hit and one walk while striking out four. Avery Brunni and Jim Robinson each pitched two innings, giving up one unearned run apiece.

The Rockies took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a double by Brandon Bowden and a two-run single by John Wheatley. They added two more runs in the third inning on a single by Ward and a two-run homer by Bill Little.

The Cubs, who have struggle this year on the mound, kept the game close with excellent pitching. Victor Martinez gave up two earned runs in three innings, striking out two and walking one. William Scott pitched four innings of relief, holding the Rockies hitless while striking out six and walking one.

The Cubs scored a run in the fourth inning. Martinez led off with a single and moved to second on a wild pitch. David Hackney was hit by a pitch and both he and Martinez advanced on Trippe Bonner's sacrifice bunt. Martinez scored on a dropped third strike that was thrown away down the first base line. The Rockies then turned a double play to end the inning.

The Cubs added another run in the sixth inning to close out the scoring.

Ward and Bowden led the Rockies offense, each going 2-for-3. Wheatley went 1-for-2 and Little and Gage Spires each went 1-for-3.

Week 5 | 5.2.2021

Jayson Melendez hit his second homer of the season, but the Yankees fell to the Orioles, 9-8.

Mills' pitching, Mason's hitting enough to help Orioles give Yankees first loss of season

Randy Mason hit s two-run double in the fifth inning and Parker Mills struck out six in four innings to lead the Orioles to a 9-8 win over the Yankees.

The Yankees drop to 4-1 and fall into a first-place tie with the Rockies, who defeated the Braves Sunday. The Orioles are now 3-1-1 and hold second place.

With the Yankees leading 2-0 after two innings, the Orioles plated four in the third off Yankees starter Micah Caroon on three hits, two walks and an error.

The Yankees took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the third when Noah Caroon singled, Ryan Foreman walked and Jayson Melendez hit a three-run homer.

The Orioles answered with two in the top of the fourth inning and three more in the fifth inning.

Trailing 9-6 going into the final inning, the Yankees had a chance for a comeback. Teddy Cardenas was hit by a pitch and Curtis Hall singled. Foreman drove in two runs with a double. Micah Caroon was hit by a pitch. With two on and two out, Josh Edwards got Melendez to fly out to center to end the game.

Mason went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored to lead the Orioles. Cherry went 2-for-2 and Ricky Henries went 1-for-1 with a run scored. Mills, who gave up four earned runs in four innings, picked up the win. Edwards pitched the final three innings, giving up three hits and two earned runs while picking up the save. Micah Caroon gave up six runs, but only three earned. He struck out three and walked two and took the loss.

The Yankees will host the Red Sox at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Kafer Park. The Orioles will host the Braves at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16 at Kafer Park.

Bill Little dove in four runs as the Rockies held on to be the Braves, 13-11.

Rockies' Little drives in four, Braves late comeback attempt runs out of time

Bill Little drove in four runs, and Sam Ward and Gage Spires each scored three to lead the Rockies over the Braves, 13-11.

The Braves scored five in the fifth inning to cut the lead to two runs, but the slow pace pushed the game to the 2:30 time limit and the game was called.

The Braves jumped out to w 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Tanner Brown singled and stole second, and Andre Perez walked. Jesse Small drove them in with a single to left and later scored on a single by Mike Valentin.

The Rockies answer with four runs in the bottom of the first. Spires single and stole second, Sean Garbarino was hit by a pitch and Ward walked to load the bases. Little singled to score Spires and Garbarino. Ward scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Brandon Bowden, and Little scored on an error on a ball hit by Kevin Bennert.

The Rockies tacked on five more on Braves starter Patrick Pipkin in the second inning. Garbarino, Ward, Little and John Wheatley each had singles -- the big blow being the two-run single by Garbarino.

The Rockies added four more in the fourth inning. Spires doubled, Ward singled and drove in a run and Bowden doubled in a run.

The Braves added a run in the third and two in the fourth to stay close. In the fifth, two errors, three walks, a hit by pitch and a hit helped the Braves put plate five and cut the lead to two. Braves reliever Perez held the Rockies from scoring in the bottom of the fifth, but time had elapsed just past the 2:30 and no new inning could be started.

Little went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored to lead the Rockies' offense. Ward went 2-for-2 with an RBI and three runs scored, Spires went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI, and Garbarino drove in three runs and scored twice with one hit in three at-bats.

Small went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Braves. Doug Amerson went 1-for-2 with two RBI, and Mike Valentin went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.

The Rockies, 4-1, visit the Cubs at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Kafer Park. The Braves, 1-3-1, visit the Orioles at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Kafer Park.

Chris Perry drove in five runs and picked up the save in relief.

Red Sox give up 12 in final inning, hold on to beat Cubs, 21-19

The Red Sox took a 21-7 lead into the last inning, but needed Chris Perry to come on in relief to strike out the final batter with the bases loaded to preserve the win.

Leading handily for most of the game, the Red Sox pitching collapsed over the final two innings, walking 15 and hitting three Cubs batters. The Red Sox led 21-3 going into the bottom of the fourth inning and barely hung on for a 21-19 win.

The Red Sox scored two in the first inning on a single by Judd Hunter and RBI-doubles by Dom Byrnes and Ray Hower.

The Red Sox added four more runs in the second and six runs in the third to take a 12-3 lead. They tacked on four more in the fourth and five in the fifth to cap the scoring and give them a 19-3 lead.

Hunter went 4-for-5 with five runs scored to lead the Red Sox offense. Hower went 3-for-5 with five RBI, Perry went 2-for-5 with five RBI and two runs scored, and Randy Lopez went 1-for-2 with four runs scored.

Jarrett O'Neal went 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs scored to lead the Cubs offense. David Hackney went 1-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a run scored. Nathan Johnson went 1-for-2 with three RBI and a run scored.

Red Sox starter Eric Cruz pitched one inning and picked up the win. Hunter pitched three innings and gave up four hits and no earned runs. Chris Perry pitch the final one-third of an inning to pick up the save. Will Scott picked up the loss for the Cubs.

The Red Sox, 2-3, will visit the Yankees at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 16, at Kafer Park. The Cubs, 0-5, will host the Rockies at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Kafer Park.

Week 4 | 4.25.2021

Mills hits two homers, drives in 10 as Orioles crush Cubs

Parker Mills hit a three-run homer in the first inning and a grand slam in the sixth to power the Orioles' offense past the Cubs Sunday at Kafer Park.

J.P. Whitford pitched a complete game, giving up three hits and two runs while picking up the win.

The Orioles jumped out to a five-run first-inning lead, capitalizing on three walks, an error and Mills' homer over the left field fence. They tacked on another five runs in the second inning with the big blows being a double by Randy Mason and a single by Mills.

The Cubs got on the board in the bottom of the second inning, scoring when Trippe Bonner walked and later scored on a lined single to right by Tomas Hernandez.

Cubs pitchers struggled to throw strikes, walking 17 batters. And when they did throw strikes, the Orioles hit them -- hard.

The Orioles added six runs in the fifth inning and seven runs in the sixth inning.

Mills led the Orioles offense, going 4-for-5 with two home runs, 10 RBI and four runs scored. Same Lee went 3-for-5, and Randy Mason went 1-for-2 with five RBI and four runs scored.

Hernandez went 1-for-2 with an RBI for the Cubs. Nathan Johnson went 1-for-2 with a runs scored, and Victor Melendez went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

The Orioles, 2-1-1, visit the Yankees, 4-0, at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Cubs, 0-4, host the Red Sox, 1-3, at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park.

Melendez, Caroon hit grand slams to power Yankees past Braves, 13-2

Jason Melendez hit a grand slam in the first inning, and Micah Caroon hit a grand slam in the seventh to lead the Yankees to a 13-2 win and keep the Yankees undefeated on the season.

The Yankees used three errors, a walk and six hits to build an eight-run, first-inning lead. The first three batters of the game reached base on a hit, an error and a walk to load the bases for Melendez to give the Yankees a 4-0 lead quickly. They tacked on four more runs on hits by Chris Griffin, Nicholas Gray, Rusty Nobles and Jack Wu.

After the Yankees added a run in the second inning, the Braves put two on the scoreboard on back-to-back singles by Gates Harrell and a two-run single by Rob Fravor.

Melendez went 2-for-4 with five RBI and a run scored. Micah Caroon went 1-for-2 with four RBI and two runs scored. Rusty Nobles went 3-for-3 with one RBI, Noah Caroon went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Nicholas Gray went 2-for-3.

Rick Casto went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored to lead the Braves offense. Tanner Brown went 2-for-3, Fravor went 1-for-2 with two RBI, Dan Ventry went 1-for-2, and Mike Valentin went 1-for-1.

The Braves' Mark McKillop went 0-for-3 with two dismally embarrassing at-bats that deserve contempt and the condemnation of the gods.

Teddy Cardenas picked up the win, pitching four innings while giving up nine hits and two runs. Melendez pitched three innings of no-hit relief to pick up the save.

The Braves, 1-2-1, will visit the Rockies, 3-1, at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Yankees, 4-0, host the Orioles at 1 p.m. at Kafer Park.

Dupas, Garbarino power Rockies to 13-6 win over Red Sox

Kyle Dupas hit a two-run homer in the second inning and Sean Garbarino hit a solo homer in the sixth to lead the Rockies over the Red Sox, 13-6.

Leading 1-0 after the first inning, Landon Vick led off the second with a walk and stole second. Dupas lined a 1-0 pitch over the left field fence for a 3-1 lead.

The Rockies tacked on three runs in the third on back-to-back singles by Garbarino and Sam Ward and a two-run double by Brandon Bowden. Bowden later scored on a sacrifice fly by Dupas.

The Red Sox scored a single run in each of the first six innings, but could not keep pace with the Rockies offense. Ray Hower and Dom Byrnes each hit solo home runs for the Red Sox. Jacob Fink went 3-for-3 with an RBI, Mike Zier went 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Judson Hunter went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Dupas went 2-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored. Bowden went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. Taylor Ellis went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Garbarino went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Vick pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up two hits and two runs in picking up the win. Bill little pitched three innings and gave up one run to pick up the save.

Zier pitched four innings and gave up five hits and six runs. He struck out six and walked two.

The Rockies, 3-1, host the Braves 1-2-1, at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Red Sox, 1-3, visit the Cubs, 0-4, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park.

Week 3 | 4.18.2021

Foreman starts 9th inning rally, Cardenas finishes it as Yankees overcome big, early deficit

Ryan Foreman drove in two runs to start a ninth inning rally and pitched five strong innings to lead the Yankees to a 9-8 comeback win over the Rockies Sunday at Kafer Park.

Trailing 8-0 going into the final inning, the Yankees batted around the order with Foreman, Micah Caroon and Jayson Melendez delivering the big blows. Foreman doubled in two runs with a shot to right-center. Caroon drove in a run with a single and Melendez came a couple of feet short of hitting a three-run homer when he lined a shot off the center field fence to drive in a run on a long single. Singles by Rusty Nobles and Teddy Cardenas drove in runs to put the Yankees on top.

The game looked like a blowout early as the Rockies jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning off Yankees starter Caroon. The Yankees committed two errors and misplayed a few more. That combined with two batters hit by pitches, a double by Sam Ward and singles by Brandon Bowden, Gage Spires and John Wheatley had the Yankees reeling.

Caroon gave up another double to Ward in the second but got a strikeout to strand Ward on second. Foreman pitched the final five innings, striking out five and walking two while picking up the win.

Rockies starter Bill Little pitched four innings, gave up one hit, no runs and no walks while striking out six. Ward pitched two scoreless innings. Landon Vick picked up the loss, giving up nine runs in one inning. Only four of the runs were earned.

Melendez lead the Yankees offense, going 2-for-3. Foreman went 1-for-2 and Caroon, Nobles and Cardenas each went 1-for3.

Ward went 3-for-4 to lead the Rockies. Spires, Bowden and Wheatley each went 1-for-2.

The Rockies, 2-1, will visit the Red Sox at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Yankees, 3-0, will visit the Braves at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park.

Small, Harrell provide pop as Braves come from behind to beat the Cubs, 7-6

Jesse Small hit a solo homer in the sixth inning and Gates Harrell hit a two-run shot in the seventh to lead the Braves to a 7-6 come-from-behind win over the Cubs Sunday at Kafer Park.

The Braves jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second when Tanner Brown doubled and scored on a single by Rob Fravor. The Cubs came back with three runs in the bottom of the second inning on three walks and error and a single by Chris Sireci.

The Braves added two runs in the third inning, the key hit being an RBI-single by Jordan Hillburn.

The Cubs added a run in the third and two in the fourth to take a 6-3 lead. But the Braves chipped at the lead, scoring a run in the fifth before Small lined his shot over the left field fence in the sixth. The Braves took the lead in the seventh when Andre Perez singled and Harrell lined a homer over the left field fence.

Patrick Pipkin picked up the win, pitching six innings, giving up four runs (none earned), walking one and striking out three.

Victor Melendez took the loss, tossing the final two innings, giving up three hits and three runs. Bill Scott started for the Cubs. He gave up two earned runs in four innings. Nathan Johnson pitched one inning and game up one run.

Hillburn, Brown and Michael Valentin each went 1-for-2 to lead the Braves offense.

The Braves, 1-1-1, host the Yankees, 3-0, at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Cubs, 0-3, host the Orioles, 1-1-1, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park.

Edwards starts slow, settles down to pitch Orioles past Red Sox, 8-3

Josh Edwards gave up three runs in the first two innings but held the Red Sox scoreless the rest of the way as the Orioles defeated the Red Sox, 8-3, Sunday at Kafer Park.

Edwards pitched a complete game, giving up seven hits, three earned runs and five walks. He struck out six.

The Red Sox scored a run in the first on a walk, a hit by pitch and an RBI-single by Josh Weilbacher. They added two more in the second on walks to Jacob Fink and Eric Cruz followed by a single by Stephen Billings and a double by Chris Perry.

The Orioles scored a run in the first. Tanner Brown singled and stole second. He scored on a single by Edwards.

The Orioles were quiet until the fourth inning when they tied the score at 3. They tacked on a run in the fifth and added four in the sixth.

Brown led the Orioles offense, going 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Dahlton O'Neal went 1-for1 with two runs scored and Jarrett O'Neal went 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Perry went 2-for-3 to lead the Red Sox offense. Fink and Billings went 1-for-2 and Weilbacher and Dom Byrnes went 1-for-3.

The Red Sox, 1-2, host the Rockies, 2-1, at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Orioles, 1-1-1, visit the Cubs, 0-3, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park.

Week 2 | 4.11.2021

Red Sox hitters use walks, errors and timely hitting to top Braves, 8-4

Randy Lopez scored three runs and drove in one run, and Mike Zier and Dom Byrnes combined to hold the Braves to four runs as the Red Sox beat the Braves, 8-4, Sunday at Kafer Park.

The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the first when Lopez and Zier walked to begin the game. With one out, Lopez scored on an error.

The Braves took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning. Tanner Brown and Mike Gleason reached on errors and Patrick Pipkin and Gates Harrell walked to score Brown. Gleason scored on a sacrifice fly by Andre Perez and Pipkin scored on a single by Mark McKillop.

The Red Sox added two runs in the fourth on walks by Jacob Fink and Zach Deck and a single by Brian Willis. They added two more runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth.

Zier pitched 3 2/3 innings, gave up one hit and four unearned runs. He struck out four and walked three. Byrnes pitched 3 1/3 innings, gave up two hits and no runs. He walked three and struck out three while picking up the win.

Pipkin, the Braves starter, gave up two hits in four innings. He gave up three earned runs, surrendering six walks and strucking out two. Reliever Joe Edreira picked up the loss, giving up three earned runs on two hits and two walks. He struck out one.

The Red Sox, 1-1 on the season, visit the Orioles, 0-1-1, at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Braves, 0-1-1, visit the Cubs, 0-2, at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park.

Garbarino slugs homer, drives in five runs to lead Rockies past Orioles, 17-4

Sean Garbarino hit a three run homer in the fifth inning and the Orioles committed six errors as the Rockies slugged the Orioles, 17-4, Sunday at Kafer Park.

With the Rockies leading 6-4 in the fifth inning, Garbarino hit a towering home run to left field. The ball hit the top of the fence and continued over to drive in John Wheatley and Taylor Ellis for a 9-4 lead. The Rockies added eight runs int he sixth inning on four singles, two walks, two hit by pitch and an error.

Garbarino went 3-for-6 with five RBI and three runs scored. William Little went 3-for-3 with a double, two singles, a walk and a hit by pitch. He scored four runs and drove in a run. Sam Ward went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.

JP Whitford lead the Orioles offense, going 1-for-1 with a double and an RBI. He walked twice. Kevin Vanzandt went 1-for-1 with a single and a run scored. Stephen Sawyer went 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Jim Robinson picked up the win for the Rockies. He pitched four innings, gave up four hits and seven walks and two earned runs.

Brock Rouse picked up the loss for the Orioles, despite giving up only three hits in three innings, striking out five and walking one. Three of the four runs he surrendered were unearned.

The Rockies, 2-0, host the Yankees, 2-0, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Orioles, 0-1-1, host the Red Sox, 1-1, at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park.

Yankees pound out 12 hits, use Cubs errors to win, 18-0

Jayson Melendez drove in three runs and Chris Griffin drove in two to help Teddy Cardenas pick up his first win of the season as the Yankees shutout the Cubs, 18-0.

The Yankees two in each of the first two innings before erupting for five runs in the third and eight in the fourth. They tacked on another run in the fifth to cap the scoring.

Melendez drove in a run with a single in the first and two more with a double in the fifth. He left the game in the fifth inning when he pulled a hamstring scoring on a hit.

Griffin went 3-for-4 with three singles, two runs scored and four RBI. Micah Caroon went 2-for-2 with two singles and two runs scored. Teddy Cardenas went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI. Noah Caroon and Jack Wu each went 1-for-3.

Cardenas picked up the win while pitching five innings and giving up two hits while striking out two. Ryan Foreman pitched two innings. He struck out four and walked one.

The Yankees, 2-0, will visit the Rockies at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park. The Cubs, 0-2, will host the Braves at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kafer Park.

Week 1 | 4.10.2021 | Postponed from 3.28.2021

Yankees pound Red Sox, 22-4, to open season

The Yankees scored 22 runs on 15 hits and 16 walks to coast to a 22-4 win over the Red Sox Saturday at Kafer Park.

This was the season-opener for both teams, as the originally scheduled game was postponed on March 28 due to rain.

The Yankees held a 3-0 lead after the first inning when Micah Caroon drove in two runs on a single and later scored on a single by Curtis Hall.

The Yankees broke the game open in the third inning, scoring eight runs on six walks, two hits and two errors. Leading 11-0 in the third. They tacked on another run in the fourth inning, five in the fifth and five more in the sixth.

The Red Sox scored three runs in the fourth on two walks and an error, followed by a single by Mike Zier and a double by Chris Perry. They closed out their scoring in the bottom of the sixth when Dom Byrnes lined a single to left, scoring Randy Lopez who reached on a walk. Byrnes was thrown out at second by Rusty Nobles trying to stretch the single into a double.

Micah Caroon was 4-for-6 with six RBI, and Mike Pacacha went 2-for-2, walked four times and scored four runs to lead the Yankees offense. Noah Caroon was 2-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBI, and Jayson Melendez was 2-for-5 with three runs scored.

Melendez pitched four innings and gave up four hits and two earned. He struck out four and walked two while picking up the win. Micah Caroon pitched two innings and gave up one earned run. He gave up two hits, struck out one and walked one.

Judson Hunter picked up the loss, giving up three earned runs in two innings. He struck out three and walked three.

Zier and Perry led the Red Sox offense, each going 2-for-2. Zier drove in two runs with a pair of singles, and Perry drove in one run with a double and a single. Brian Willis went 1-for-2 and Byrnes went 1-for-3.

Week 1 | 3.28.2021

Rockies debut with season-opening shutout of Cubs

William Little tossed four shutout innings and drove in two runs to lead the Rockies to a 10-0 win over the Cubs at Kafer Park.

The Rockies used two big innings to win their debut game in the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League. They scored four runs in the third inning and five runs in the fifth inning. Little went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored to lead the Rockies offense. Landon Vick and Brandon Bowden went 2-for-4, and Kevin Bennert and Gage Spires went 1-for-2.

David Hackney went 1-for-1 and Tyrone Robertson and Geoffrey Weston went 1-for-2 to lead the Cubs offense.

Little picked up win while striking out four and walking none. Sam Ward struck out two and walked one in two innings. Landon Vick struck out two and walked one in one inning. William Scott gave up four hits and three earned runs in three innings. Victor Melendez surrendered seven hits and five earned runs in three innings of relief.

oug Amerson went 1-for-1 with a walk to lead the Braves offense.

Braves, Orioles play to season-opening, rain-shortened tie

Board votes to keep tie but address rain out rule

Sam Lee crossed the plate to tie the score moments before the rain turned Kafer Park into a water park, as the Braves and Orioles played to a rain-shortened, season-opening 7-7 tie Sunday.

Anthony Sirici reached on an error to lead off the top of the seventh inning. Lee grounded to second, forcing Sirici out at second base. An errant pick-off attempt put Lee and third, and Lee scored on a Braves miscue to tie the score.

The Orioles jumped out to a commanding 4-0 lead in the first inning on two hits and three walks off Braves' starter Joe Edreira. The big hit of the inning was a two-out double by J.P. Whitford.

The Braves scored a run in the bottom of the first. Jesse Small reached on an error, stole second and move to third on a ground out by Alberton Sosa. Small scored on Patrick Pipkin's grounder to first.

The Orioles tacked on two more runs in the third inning when Sirici walked and Lee hit a two-run homer over the right-centerfield fence.

The Braves scored four in the third inning on four walks and two errors. Whitford relieved starter Kevin Vanzandt and got Sosa to hit into a fielder's choice and struck out Pipkin to end the inning.

The Braves added two runs in the fifth inning on three hits and a walk off reliever Parker Mills. The big blow was a two-out, two-run single by Mike Gleason.

The Orioles tied the score in the top of the seventh and the Braves did not bat in the bottom of the seventh. The ECABL board is currently discussing its postponement rule to address this and future situations like it.

Update: The board voted. The game ends in a tie.