East Carolina Amateur Baseball League

ECABL Game Summaries

Week 2 | 5.18.2024  (Originally scheduled for 3.10.24)

Edwards tosses 3-hitter, hands Mets first loss of season

Josh Edwards pitched a complete game and gave up two unearned runs to lead the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the first-place Mets Saturday at Heath Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: The Red Sox took advantage of the first three batters of the game being hit by a pitch and then RBI-singles by Kade Ciraulo, Josh Edwards and Grant Alexander to take a 3-0 lead.

Winning pitcher: Josh Edwards

Losing pitcher: Walker Hill

Game MVPs: Josh Edwards pitched seven innings, gave up three hits, two unearned runs and three walks. He struck out four. Vinny Vitelle went 1-for-1 with a run scored. Kade Ciraulo went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Grant Alexander went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Matt Curtis went 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Noble Effort: After giving up three runs in the first inning, Walker Hill settled down to hold the Red Sox to four runs over six innings. He struck out four and walked five. Gage Bohmuller went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Walker Hill went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Scott Shaffer went 1-for-2. 

Miscellaneous Notes: The Red Sox improve to 2-5. The Mets fall to 6-1. The game was originally scheduled for March 10, but was postponed by rain.

Week 9 | 5.5.2024

Melendez hits 3-run homer, Flynn strikes out 12 as Brewers rally in seventh for 7-1 win over Red Sox

Jayson Melendez hit a three-run homer and William Flynn gave up only three hits and one run as the Brewers scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat the Red Sox, 7-1, Sunday at Creekside Park.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: The Red Sox lead 1-0 going into the top of the sixth inning, but two walks and three wild pitches scored Jayson Melendez with the tying run. The Brewers then scored six in the top of the seventh inning on a single, two walks, a hit batter, two errors and Melendez's three-run homer to left field. 

Winning pitcher: William Flynn

Losing pitcher: Josh Edwards

Game MVPs: Jayson Melendez went 1-for-1 with three RBIs and two runs scored. William Flynn went 1-for-3 with a run scored. He also pitched seven innings, giving up three hits, one run and three walks. He struck out 12. Andew Johnson went 1-for-2.

Noble Effort: Matt Curtis pitched five shutout innings, giving up one hit and two walks, while striking out nine. Jonathan Marsh went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Vinny Vitelle went 1-for-2. 

Miscellaneous Notes: The Brewers improve to 5-1. The Red Sox fall to 1-5.

Mets walk to 18-3 win over Marlins

The Mets took advantage of 15 walks to score 18 runs in a Mercy Rule, 18-3 win over the Marlins Sunday at Creekside Park.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: The Marlins struggled to throw strikes, and when they did, the Mets got the bats going. 

Winning pitcher: Alex Calabrese

Losing pitcher: Zachary Julian

Game MVPs: Alex Calabrese pitched four innings, giving up four hits and one run. He walked one and struck out five. He also went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Andrew Bilvey went 1-for-1 with two runs scored and an RBI. Malik Dixon, Connor Kasten, Walker Hill, Chris Fletcher and Dan Ventry each went 1-for-2.

Noble Effort: Dario Carballo went 2-for-2. Adrian Perez went 1-for-1 with two runs scored. Nolan Shardlow went 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

Miscellaneous Notes: The Mets improve to 6-0. The Marlins fall to 0-6.

Garbarino, first-inning errors lead Rockies to win over Braves

Sean Garbarino gave up four hits and one earned run as the Rockies topped the Braves, 6-3, Sunday at Creekside Park.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: The Rockies took advantage of three first-inning Braves errors to score five unearned runs. 

Winning pitcher: Sean Garbarino

Losing pitcher: Zane Smith

Game MVPs: Sean Garbarino pirched seven innings, giving up four hits, one earned run and one walk. He struck out nine. Lu;e Warmack went 2-for-2 with a run scored. Kyle Dupas and Jordan Nobles each went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Noble Effort: Zane Smith pitched seven innings, giving up five hits, one earned run and one walk. He struck out seven. He also went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Pablo Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Travis Morton went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Miscellaneous Notes: The Rockies improve to 4-2. The Braves fall to 2-4.

Week 8 | 4.28.2024

Schoch, Curtis power Red Sox to first win, 16-2 over Marlins

Adam Schoch's no-hitter was broken up in the sixth inning, and Matt Curtis drive in four runs with a home run and a double as the Red Sox pounded the Marlins 16-2 Sunday at Creekside Park.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Adam Schoch held the Marlins hitless until Nolan Shardlow's infield single with one out in the sixth inning. Schoch finished the game, giving up four hits, two walks, and two earned runs. He struck out eight. 

Winning pitcher: Adam Schoch

Losing pitcher: Danny Nunez

Game MVPs: Matt Curtis went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Kaiden Morales went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored. Josh Edwards went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Jacob Lawrence went 1-for-1 with four runs scored.

Noble Effort: Xavier Vergerano went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Nolan Shardlow went 1-for-2 with a run scored. Kelby Brooks and Mike Valentin each went 1-for-3. 

Miscellaneous Notes: The Red Sox get their first win of the season and are now 1-4. The Marlins fall to 0-5.

Mets take advantage of walks, crush Rockies 20-5

Gage Bohmuller homered and drove in four runs, and Chris Fletcher and Malik Dixon each drove in three runs as the Mets remained undefeated with a 20-5 win over the Rockies Sunday at Creekside Park.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: The Rockies walked 12 batters in the game, and with runners on base, the Mets delivered at the plate. 

Winning pitcher: Alex Calabrese

Losing pitcher: Grant Pridgen

Game MVPs: Gage Bohmuller went 2-for-3 with a solo home run. He had four RBIs and two runs scored. Chris Fletcher went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Malik Dixon went 1-for-3 with a bases-clearing triple. Heath Henson went 1-for-1 with three runs scored and two RBIs.  Connor Kasten went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Noble Effort: Bill Little went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Alden Manning went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Brandon Bowden went 2-for-3 with an RBI. 

Miscellaneous Notes: The Mets improve to 5-0 on the season and sit atop the ECABL standings. The Rockies fall to 3-2 and are now in third place.

Flynn, Hardison lead Brewers to 7-2 win over Braves

William Flynn held the Braves to five hits and one earned run, and Eric Hardison went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs as the Brewers beat the Braves, 7-2, Sunday at Creekside Park.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: The Braves threatened a comeback in the fourth inning. Trailing 4-1 entering the inning, the Braves scored one run and had runners on second and third with two outs. Flynn got out of the inning with a strikeout to preserve the lead. 

Winning pitcher: William Flynn

Losing pitcher: Christian Hodge

Game MVPs: William Flynn went seven innings, gave up five hits, one earned run and two walks. He struck out eight. Eric Hardison went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Teddy Cardenas went 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Noble Effort: Travis Morton went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Sabiel del Rosario went 1-for-2 with a run scored. Nathan Johnson and Victor Medina went 1-for-3. 

Miscellaneous Notes: The Brewers improve to 4-1 and move into second place in the ECABL standings. The Braves fall to 2-3.

Week 1 | 4.27.2024   (Originally scheduled for 3.2.2024)

Hernandez, Melendez lead Brewers over Red Sox, 10-5

Kevin Hernandez went 3-for-4 and scored three runs and Jayson Melendez went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs to lead the Brewers to a 10-5 win over the Red Sox Saturday at Heath Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Micah Caroon and Eric Hardison led off the sixth inning with back-to-back doubles to start a six-run, come-from-behind rally. 

Winning pitcher: Teddy Cardinas

Losing pitcher: Josh Edwards

Game MVPs: Kevin Hernandez went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Jayson Melendez went 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Micah Caroon went 2-for-3 with a run scored and and RBI.

Noble Effort: Jonathan March went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Kade Ciraulo went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Jahsheim Nobles went 2-for-4. Vinny Vitelle went 2-for-3 with a run scored. 

Miscellaneous Notes: This was originally to be the season-opener for the two teams, but rain postponed it until Saturday. The Brewers improve to 3-1, and move into second place with the Rockies. The Red Sox fall to 0-4.

Mets' six-run, fourth-inning rally leads to 14-8 win over Marlins and possession of first place

Malik Dixon, Alex Calabrese and Walker Hill each collected two hits to lead the Mets to a 14-8 win over the Marlins Saturday at Heath Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Trailing 5-1 entering the fourth inning, the Mets used four hits, a walk and an error to score six runs. They padded the lead with four more runs in the fifth inning, two in the sixth and one in the seventh

Winning pitcher: Malik Dixon

Losing pitcher: Matt Williams

Game MVPs: Malik Dixon went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He also picked up the win, tossing five innings while giving up three hits, four walks and one earned run. He struck out 10. Alex Calabrese went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Walker Hill went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Heath Henson and Jesse Kenefic went 1-for-3.

Noble Effort: Mike Valentin went 1-for-2 with three runs scored. Matt Williams went 1-for-1 with an RBI. Kelby Brooks went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. 

Miscellaneous Notes: This was originally to be the season-opener for the two teams, but rain postponed it until Saturday. The Mets improve to 4-0, and take sole possession  of first place. The Marlins fall to 0-4. The ECABL wishes Matt Williams a speedy recovery. Williams tried to make a driving catch in center field and got his wrist caught under him. X-Rays, which I didn't want to have to unsee, indicate a broken wrist.

Thomas tosses one-hitter, hits two-run homer as Braves top Rockies, 8-0

Dakotah Thomas hurled a 1-hit shutout and hit a towering two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Braves beat the defending champion Rockies, 8-0 Saturday at Heath Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Thomas was dominant on the mound. He pitched a complete game, giving up one hit and two walks while striking out 14. 

Winning pitcher: Dakotah Thomas

Losing pitcher: Alden Manning

Game MVPs: Dakotah Thomas went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run -- the first home run by an ECABL player at Heath Field. Victor Medina went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Matthew Roth went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Sabiel del Rosario went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI. Zane Smith went 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Nate Johnson went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Noble Effort: Alden Manning went 1-for-2. Manning also pitched four innings, giving up two hits, one walk and one unearned run. He struck out six. 

Miscellaneous Notes: This was originally to be the season-opener for the two teams, but rain postponed it until Saturday. The Braves improve to 2-2. The Rockies fall to 3-1.

Week 6 | 4.15.2024

Kasten's 1-out single caps comeback, gives Mets walk-off over Braves

Connor Kasten's single to center drove in Jesse Kenefic with the winning run as the Mets scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 3-2 walk-off win over the Braves Sunday at Heath Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Dan Ventry singled to lead off the seventh inning and scored on Malik Dixon's double to deep center field.  A single by Jesse Kenefic, a walk by Alex Calabrese and a single by Connor Kasten completed the comeback win. 

Winning pitcher: Walker Hill

Losing pitcher: Sabel Del Rosario

Game MVPs: Malik Dixon went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Connor Kasten went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Jesse Kenefic and Dan Ventry each went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Alex Calabrese held the Braves scoreless for five innings. He pitched six innings, gave up five hits and two earned runs. Walker Hill pitched one scoreless inning and picked up the win.

Noble Effort: Dakotah Thomas pitched five scoreless innings, gave up two hits and four walks. He struck out 11. Christian Hodge went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Anthony Miedzinski went 1-for-3 with an RBI. 

Miscellaneous Notes: The Mets improve to 3-0 on the season. The Braves fall to 1-2.

Rockies win walk-fest, remain unbeaten with 16-2 win over Red Sox

Five Red Sox pitchers walked 17 batters to help the Rockies beat the Red Sox, 16-2, Sunday at Heath Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Bill Little, Alden Manning and Kyle Dupas held the Red Sox to four hits and two runs, while five Red Sox pitchers walked 17 batters. 

Winning pitcher: Bill Little

Losing pitcher: Walker Knight

Game MVPs: Coleman Greene went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Grand Pridgen went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Alden Manning went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Brandon Bowden went 1-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Bill Little pitched four innings for the win. He gave up three hits and one run while striking out six.

Noble Effort: Vinny Vitelle went 1-for-2 with a run scored. Josh Edwards went 1-for2. Kaiden Morales and Kade Ciraulo each went 1-for-3.  

Miscellaneous Notes: The Rockies improve to 3-0 on the season. The Red Sox fall to 0-3.

Brewers score six in the fifth inning to come out on top of back-and-forth game with Marlins

Jayson Melendez went 4-for-4, drove in four runs to lead the Brewers to a 16-11 win over the Marlins Sunday at Heath Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Quentin Montemarano, Jayson Melendez and William Flynn each singled and drove in two runs in the top of the fifth inning to give the Brewers the win. 

Winning pitcher: Teddy Cardenas

Losing pitcher: Matthew Cartwright

Game MVPs: Jayson Melendez went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored. William Flynn went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Duane Johnson went 1-for-2 with two runs scored. Teddy Cardenas went 1-for-1 with two runs scored.

Noble Effort: Matt Williams went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Xavier Vergerano went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Kelby Brooks went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Nathan Voit went 2-for-4 with four runs scored and an RBI.  

Miscellaneous Notes: The Brewers improve to 2-1 on the season. The Marlins fall to 0-3.

Week 5 | 4.7.2024

Thomas, Morton lead Braves to 9-4 win over Red Sox

Dakotah Thomas gave up one earned run over five innings, and Travis Morton went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs as the Braves topped the Red Sox, 9-4, Sunday at Heath Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Dakotah Thomas struck out nine in five innings and held the Red Sox to five hits. 

Winning pitcher: Dakotah Thomas

Losing pitcher: Vinny Vitelle

Game MVPs: Travis Morning went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Thomas went 2-for-3 with a run scored and picked up the win. Matt Roth pitched two scoreless innings for the save. Nate Johnson went 2-for-3. Christian Hodge, Shawn Ryan and Pablo Hernandez each went 1-for-2.

Noble Effort: Walker Knight went 2-for-3 with a run scored. He also tossed three innings, giving up two hits and two runs. Jonathan Marsh and Neil Coffield each went 1-for-2.

Miscellaneous Notes: Walker Knight held the Braves to one hit and no runs over two innings, but walked three in the third inning and gave up two runs. The Braves move to 1-1 on the season. The Red Sox fall to 0-2.

Dupas, Greene keep Rockies undefeated with 6-5 win over Marlins

Kyle Dupas drove in two runs and Coleman Greene struck out the final two batters of the game with the bases loaded to preserve a 6-5 win over the Marlins Sunday at Heath Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Coleman Greene struck out the final two batters of the game with the bases loaded to earn the save. 

Winning pitcher: Alden Manning

Losing pitcher: Terson Jason Eina

Game MVPs: Kyle Dupas went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Gabe Pierre went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Tiquan Thompson went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Bill Little pitched five innings, giving up seven hits and two earned runs. He struck out seven and walked two.

Noble Effort: Geoff McLawhorn went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Matt Williams went 2-for-2 with a run scored. Kelby Brooks went 1-for-3 with two runs scored. TJ Eina and Nate Voit each went 1-for-3.

Miscellaneous Notes: The Marlins fall to 0-2 on the season. The Rockies improve to 2-0 on the season. Before the game, the team received their 2023 championship trophy. Bill Little received the 2023 MVP and Silver Slugger awards. Adam Amerson, who was not present for probably some lame reason, received the Cy Young award. (When you don't show up, there will be smak.)

3-run third inning gives Mets lead, pitching thwarts Brewers comeback

Four Mets pitchers held the Brewers to seven hits and three earned runs, and the Mets held off a Brewers' seventh-inning rally for a 5-4 win Sunday at Heath Field. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Four consecutive singles by Alex Calabrese, Heath Henson, Connor Kasten and Walker Hill scored three, third-inning runs to give them Mets a 4-3 lead.

Winning pitcher: Alex Calabrese

Losing pitcher: Jayson Melendez

Game MVPs: Alex Calabrese went 2-for-4 and pitched four innings, giving up two runs and five hits while striking out six. Heath Henson went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Connor Kasten went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Kasten also pitched one scoreless inning. Walker Hill pitched a scoreless inning, striking out three and walking one. Malik Dixon went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three stolen bases. Chris Fletcher went 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Noble Effort: Duane Johnson went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Shane Hardison went 1-for-2 with a run scored. Kevin Hernandez, Jayson Melendez, Andrew D'Elia and Lemuel Vizcarrondo each went 1-for-3. William Flynn pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

Miscellaneous Notes: Both teams left a lot of men on base, with the Mets leaving 13 and the Brewers leaving 10. The Mets improve to 2-0. The Brewers fall to 1-1.

Week 4 | 3.24.2024 (Postponed)

Week 3 | 3.17.2024

Flynn tosses 1-hitter to lead Brewers over Marlins, 8-0, to start season

William Flynn gave up one hit and struck out 15, and Micah Caroon drove in three runs and Jayson Melendez drove in two as the Brewers coasted to an 8-0 win Sunday at Cutler Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: The Marlins never got anything going as Flynn held a no-hitter going into the fifth inning. He struck out 15 and walked two while tossing a complete game. 

Winning pitcher: William Flynn

Losing pitcher: Matthew Cartwright

Game MVPs: Micah Caroon went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a run scored. Jayson Melendez went 2-for-3 with a two-run double to the fence and scored one run. Dom Totten went 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Noble Effort: Xavier Vergerano went 1-for-3 for the Marlins. 

Miscellaneous Notes: The Brewers started off their franchise history with a win. The team was formally the Yankees, but they wanted to shed some bad mojo and start with a new look and new attitude.

Dupas drives in three, tosses three shutout innings to lead Rockies to 13-3 win over Red Sox

Kyle Dupas went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs, and three pitchers held the Red Sox to three runs as the defending ECABL champion Rockies started the 2024 season with a 13-3 win over the Red Sox Sunday at Cutler Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Leading 4-3 going into the third inning, the Rockies used two errors, two walks and two hits to score four runs and take a commanding lead. 

Winning pitcher: Alden Manning

Losing pitcher: Josh Edwards

Game MVPs: Kyle Dupas went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored. He also tossed three innings, gave up one hit and struck out three. Alden Manning went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI. Brandon Bowden went 1-for 3.

Noble Effort: Kade Ciraulo went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Jonathan Marsh, Matt Curtis and Kaiden Morales went 1-for-3. 

Miscellaneous Notes: The Rockies only had six hits, but took advantage of 13 walks and some Red Sox errors to score 10 unearned runs.

Calabrese tosses shutout, Henson drives in three as Mets mercy Braves, 15-0

Alex Calabrese lost his no-hitter in the fifth inning and finished with a two-hit shutout as the Mets packaged hits around errors to coast to a 15-0 win over the Braves Sunday at Cutler Field.

HIGHLIGHTS

Key to the win: Leading 4-3 going into the third inning, the Rockies used two errors, two walks and two hits to score four runs and take a commanding lead. 

Winning pitcher: Alex Calabrese

Losing pitcher: Dakotah Thomas

Game MVPs: Alex Calabrese gave up two hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings. He also went 1-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Heath Henson went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Dan Ventry went 1-for-2, and Brandon Milligan and Walker Hill each went 1-for-3.

Noble Effort: Victor Medina went 1-for-2 and Anthony Miedzinski went 1-for-3. Thomas struck out nine in four innings. Five of his seven runs were unearned.

Miscellaneous Notes: A first-inning at-bat in the first inning by Connor Kasten played a bit role in the four-run inning. Kasten ran the count full and then fouled off six pitches before reaching on an error that scored two runs. Longs counts like that through the night forced starter Dakotah Thomas to more than 100 pitches in just four innings. Of Note: I've never seen a pitch over the backstop before Sunday.

Week 2 | 3.10.2024 (Postponed)

Week 1 | 3.2.2024 (Postponed)