Game Summaries

35 and Older Division

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.

The East Carolina Amateur Baseball League was founded in 2016, and has been the home of adult amateur baseball in eastern North Carolina for players 18 and older since its creation. This year, the ECABL added a second division for players 35 and older. Games for the eight-game season are played Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The league hopes to expand the length of the season as the number of players grows.

The 35 and Older Division consists of players ranging in age from 35 to 70 with the majority of players between 40 and 50.

35 and Older First Facts

First Game Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

First Pitch Time: 7 p.m.

First Pitch Thrown By: Michael Gleason

First Batter: Jamie Byers

First Win: Nationals

Winning Team Starter: Dave Schifano

First Loss: Braves

Losing Team Starter: Michael Gleason

First Hit: Andre Perez

First RBI: Andre Perez

First run: Mark McKillop

Oldest player: Doug Amerson (65)

Youngest Player: Rob Fravor (36)