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Sunday, April 21

Heath Field

1 p.m.: Brewers @ Rockies

4 p.m.: Marlins @ Braves

7 p.m.: Red Sox @ Mets

Monday, April 22

Heath Field

7 p.m.: Dodgers @ Orioles

Tuesday, April 23

Heath Field

7 p.m.: Padres @ Dodgers

Wednesday, April 24

Heath Field

7 p.m.: Orioles @ Nationals

Saturday, April 27

Heath Field

1 p.m.: Red Sox @ Brewers

4 p.m.: Mets @ Marlins

7 p.m.: Braves @ Rockies

Sunday, April 28

Creekside Park

1 p.m.: Marlins @ Red Sox

4 p.m.: Rockies @ Mets

7 p.m.: Brewers @ Braves

Tuesday, April 30

Heath Field

7 p.m.: Orioles @ Dodgers

Wednesday, May 1

Heath Field

7 p.m.: Nationals @ Padres

Mets, Rockies stay unbeaten, Brewers top Marlins

Mets 3, Braves 2: 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.

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

Brewers 16, Marlins 11: 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.


Orioles stay on top, beat Padres; Nationals top Dodgers

Orioles 12, Padres 7: Brandon Cherry went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs and as the Orioles pounded out 18 hits in a win over the Padres Tuesday at Heath Field.

Nationals 7, Dodgers 4: The Nationals' offense pounded out 15 hits and its pitchers gave up only seven hits as the Nationals beat the Dodgers Wednesday at Heath Field.


Braves coast to win; Rockies, Mets win close

Braves 9, Red Sox 4: 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.

Rockies 6, Marlins 5: Kyle Dupas drove in two runs and Coleman Greene struck out the final two batters of the game with the bases loaded to preserve the win over the Marlins.

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


Padres pound Nationals, Orioles remain unbeaten

Padres 18, Nationals 5: Tomas Hernandez, Kelby Brooks and Mike Arico each drove in three runs, and Danny Nunez and Arico gave up seven hits and no earned runs as the Padres crushed the Nationals Tuesday night at Heath Field.

Orioles 7, Dodgers 3: Geoff McLawhorn drove in three runs and J.P Whitford pitched a complete game as the Orioles beat the Dodgers Wednesday at Heath Field.


Week 5 | 3.26-27.2024

Jones leads Nationals over Dodgers

Nationals 17, Dodgers 8: The Nationals used 10 walks, six errors and 11 hits to score 17 runs to beat the Dodgers Tuesday night at Heath Field.

Orioles 5, Padres 0: Kevin Vandandt no-hit the Padres for six innings and finished with a one-hit shutout, and Travis Wynne went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the Orioles over the Padres Wednesday night at Heath Field.


Week 6 | 4.2.2024 - 4.3.2024

Cherry helps Orioles remain undefeated

Orioles 16, Nationals 3: Brandon Cherry went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs, and Travis Wynne and J.P. Whitford combined to hold the Nationals to five hits and three runs as the Orioles remained unbeaten with a win Tuesday night at Heath Field.

Padres 7, Dodgers 3: Alex Ventura drove in four runs and the Dodgers left the bases loaded three times as the Padres beat the Dodgers at Heath Field.


Week 3 | 3.17.2024

And so it begins ... Finally

Brewers, Rockies, Mets kick off 18+ Division season with big wins

Brewers 8, Marlins 0: 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.

Rockies 13, Red Sox 3: 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.

Mets 15, Braves 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.


Week 4 | 3.20.2024

Wu leads Nationals over Padres; Orioles Dodgers postponed

Nationals 16, Padres 15: Jack Wu hit a two-run, inside-the-park home run in the second inning to give the Nationals an early lead, and the Nationals held on for a 16-15 win over the Padres Wednesday night at Cutler Field.

Postponed: The Orioles and Dodgers game was postponed. It is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 28.


Week 2 | 3.11.2024

Nationals pound Dodgers for first win of season

Nationals 19, Dodgers 8: The Nationals pounded out 20 hits and the Dodgers's defense did its pitchers no favors as the Nationals pounded the Dodgers Monday night at Creekside Park.

Orioles defeat Padres: The Orioles won by forfeit on Thursday night because the Padres did not have enough rostered players, but the two teams played, and the Orioles pounded the Padres 15-0.


Week 3 | 3.12.2024

Dodgers earn first win with defeat of Padres

Dodgers 16, Padres 11: Rick Castro drove in three runs and the Dodgers took advantage of 12 walks and timely hitting to beat the Padres Tuesday night at Cutler field.

Orioles 15, Nationals 7: Travis Wynne went 2-for-2 and scored four runs, and he struck out eight in four innings to lead the Orioles to a win over the Nationals Wednesday night at Cutler Field.


Opening Day for 18+ Division postponed until March 17

The first two weeks for the 18+ Division have been washed out, as rain has made local baseball fields unplayable through this coming weekend.

Opening Day will include the Week 3 schedule of games. The Week 1 and 2 games will be made up later in the season. 

Week 1 | 2.27.2024

Padres open season with win over Nationals

Padres 10, Nationals 1: Dave Schifano gave up one run over three innings, Daniel Nunez pitched three shutout innings and Tomas Hernandez pitched one scoreless inning as the Padres cruised to a win over the Nationals.

Orioles 17, Dodgers 1: Brian Edwards and J.P. Whitford each drove in three runs, and three Orioles pitchers held the Dodgers to one unearned run as the Orioles crushed the Dodgers, 17-1.


Opening Day set for Saturday

A rematch of last year's championship game, an awards presentation and free food and drinks for players and family will be this Saturday during ECABL opening day activities at Cutler Field in New Bern.

The three-time defending championship Rockies will host the Braves at 2 p.m. in a rematch of last season's 18+ Division championship game. A presentation will be held at 1 p.m. where the Rockies and Orioles will receive their championship trophies and individual awards. The Orioles defeated the Dodgers last season to win the 35+ Division championship. Individual awards for MVP, Cy Young and Batting Champion for both divisions will also be given to last season's winners.

The ECABL is asking all players in both divisions (18+ and 35+) to attend the opening day ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. , and to represent their teams by wearing their uniforms.

Cutler field is located at 1225 Pinetree Drive, in New Bern.

The two other games in the 18+ Division will be on Sunday, with the Brewers hosting the Red Sox at 1 p.m. and the Marlins hosting the Mets at 4 p.m.

If weather conditions become an issue, the event will move to Sunday, with the Rockies hosting the Braves at 7 p.m. The two other games will be played Sunday as scheduled.

Spring training begins this weekend

ECABL players will take the field this weekend for its second week of spring training games.

The 35+ Division will play on Saturday, with the Dodgers hosting the Orioles at noon, and the Padres hosting the Nationals at 3 p.m. The games will be at Cutler Field.

The 18+ Division will play on Sunday with the Red Sox hosting the Marlins at 1 p.m., the Brewers hosting the Rockies at 4 p.m. and the Mets hosting the Braves at 7 p.m. 

The 35+ Division regular season begins Feb. 27 at Cutler Field with the Padres hosting the Nationals at 7 p.m. The 18+ Division begins on Saturday, March 2, when the league will have free food and drinks for players, an awards ceremony to honor last season's outstanding players and the 2023 championship Rockies team, and a rematch of last year's championship game as the Rockies host the Braves. 

Updated rules posted

Key Rule Changes

Click here to review the updated rules.

ECABL sets season-opener for 2024

Spring/Summer registration is now open

Registration for the 2024 spring/summer ECABL season has begun, and this year the league is offering two weeks of spring training games to get prepared for the regular season.

The East Carolina Amateur Baseball League will again have two age divisions: the 18+ Division and the 35+ Division. The 18 and older division will play games on Sundays, and the 35 and older division will play games on Tuesdays and Wednesday nights. The season-opener for the 35+ Division will be Tuesday, Feb. 27. The season-opener for the 18+ Division will be Saturday, March 2. Typically, 18+ games are on Sunday, but this Saturday game will be part of an opening day ceremony that will include free hot dogs and drinks, an awards ceremony for 2023 award winners, and fundraiser family wiffle ball games. Registration for the wiffle ball games will begin in the coming weeks.

Spring training is expected to be Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18, and Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25. Each team will play one game each weekend. Teams from outside the league are expected to play. The games will not count toward the standings; they are designed to ease players into the season, and to allow managers to evaluate pitching and other aspects of their rosters.

Registration is $190 prior to Feb. 1. After Feb. 1, registration is $200. This does not include uniform costs.

For more details and to register for the 18+ Division, click here. For more details and to register for the 35+ Division, click here.

From the Commissioner:

When we finished last season, news broke that the Old North State League, a league made up of college players, wanted to create a team in New Bern and take Kafer Park for their home. After months of discussions with the city, the ONSL has a nine-year contract -- signed last night -- to lease the field from the city, and Kafer Park will be their home. So, where does that leave us?

We are working on establishing a permanent home for the ECABL. This year we will use multiple fields. We will start the season at Cutler Field, 1225 Pinetree Drive. This field is used by the Babe Ruth league. They gear up for their season in late April and May, so we have it for all our games through April. The city said they could add a mound to Heath Field, which is next to Cutler. So we expect to use both Cutler and Heath after April, working around the Babe Ruth league and some other city leagues using those fields.

Will we play at Kafer Park in the future? We expect to, but we will work around the schedule of the ONSL. We have had conversations with the ONSL. Kafer Park is going to go through a transformation. In the coming weeks you will see all the fencing torn down. It will be replaced with new fencing -- at least 30 feet high all the way around. There will be a new backstop and new dugouts. They are going to work on the dirt/clay in the infield, and they are expecting to build a grandstand for seating.

The ONSL begins its season at the end of May, and they run through July. We expect to play some games there during the that time period, when the home team is away and the field is not in use. And we may be able to schedule fall season games there. When we do use it, it will be in much better condition than it has been, and being the good guys that we are, we will leave it in better condition than we received it.

We are trying to find a permanent home for the ECABL for the majority of our games and for our practices. There are a limited number of fields in Craven County that can accommodate baseball. Many of the fields are too small, and even fewer have lights for night games. On top of that, there are other organizations also using those fields. We've got some things we are working on for the future. This season, however, we will have to adjust and play on fields that are available to us at the time we need them. And I would not be surprised if we play on four different fields this year -- Cutler, Heath, Creekside and Kafer. It's going to take patience, coordination and communication to make this work, and we're definitely going to make this work.


New baseball, softball training facility set to open

Local baseball and softball players may have a new home away from home beginning this weekend when the Crib, a new indoor training facility in New Bern, will have its grand opening.

The Crib has one batting cage but will expand to two cages in the next few weeks, said owner Alex Vizcarronndo, a former ECABL player. The air-conditioned facility also includes a pitching mound, an area to take ground balls, a stretching area and a meeting room that teams or leagues can use for meetings.

The grand opening of the facility will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Along with the facility being open, there will be hot dogs and games of cornhole for people who want to stop by and take a look.

The facility will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and from 4 to 8 p.m. weekdays. Those hours will expand once school ends next month.

The Crib will offer memberships for $40 a month, or players can stop in and pay $15 for a two-hour visit, said Vizcarrondo. Two-hour team practices can be scheduled for $15 per player.

The Crib is located at 3321 Neuse Blvd. in New Bern. For more information, stop by the grand opening.

4.23.2023 | Week 7

Hernandez's homer leads Braves; Amerson shuts down Marlins; Red Sox ralley tops Mets

Braves 2, Yankees 1: Pablo Hernandez hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and two Braves pitchers held the Yankees scoreless until the sixth inning.

Rockies 10, Marlins 0: Adam Amerson struck out 16 and held the Marlins to two hits, and Bill Little lauched a two-run homer in the fourth inning.

Red Sox 4, Mets 2: Tyler Smith doubled home a run and Ben Woessner singled in two more in a three-run, sixth inning to propel the Red Sox past the Mets.


4.18/4.19, 2023 | Week 7

Braves doomed by defense; Nationals get first win

Orioles 7, Dodgers 2: Eight errors led to five runs, and Jeff Wilson tossed a complete game as the Orioles stayed unbeaten.

Nationals 23, Padres 9: The Padres entered the sixth inning down by only two runs, but five pitchers combined to walk eight batters, hit two batters and give up four hits that led to 15 runs and a Nationals win.


Week 6: Mets, Braves, Rockies each win tight games

Mets 6, Marlins1: Kyle ONeal tossed a complete game, giving up four hits and one earned run while striking out 16, as the Mets topped the Marlins.

Braves 4, Red Sox 0: Armando Estrada gave up three hits over five innings and Dakotah Thomas struck out six in two innings as the Braves moved to 2-2 on the season.

Rockies 6, Yankees 5: Dom Totten's three-run blast in the sixth inning brought the Yankees to within one run, but the comeback ended as Bill Little struck out two of the final three batters and the Rockies edged the Yankees.


Week 6: 9-run first inning dooms Nationals as Dodgers win

Dodgers 13, Nationals 9: Shawn Ryan and Teddy Cardenas each went 3-for-4, and Doug Amerson and John Peterson combined to hold the Nationals to three earned runs.

Orioles 6, Padres 1: The Orioles scored one run in the seventh to push the game to extra innings and scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Padres Wednesday night at Kafer Park.


Week 5: Wynne's 3-run homer caps Orioles win over Nationals

Orioles 16, Nationals 3: The Orioles' offense pounded out 22 hits, and Orioles' pitchers held the Nationals to six hits as they remained unbeaten with a 16-3 win over the Nationals Tuesday at Kafer Park.

Padres 9, Dodgers 8: Both teams made six costly errors, but the Padres took advantage the most and squeezed out an extra-inning win over the Dodgers Wednesday at Kafer Park.


Week 5: Braves, Yankees pick up first win; Rockies move to 3-0

Rockies 7, Red Sox 4: Adam Amerson, Jordan Nobles and Bill Little each hit homer runs to power the Rockies past the Red Sox Sunday.

Braves 3, Mets 1: Armando Estrada gave up one earned run and struck out 18 as the Braves topped the Mets Sunday.

Yankees 6, Marlins 0: Jayson Melendez threw a shutout and struck out 12 as the Yankees picked up their first win of the season.


Week 4: Padres make big comeback, beat Nationals, 22-13

Padres 22, Nationals 13: The Padres gave up 12 runs in the first inning, but the offense got going and used a big third inning to beat the Nationals.

Dodgers vs Orioles: Postponed due to field conditions related to weather. The game will be made up later this season.


Week 4: Sunday's games postponed

Games scheduled for Sunday, March 26, were postponed due to weather. The games will be rescheduled at the end of the season.

Week 3: Orioles stay undefeated, Dodgers get first win

Orioles 19, Padres 9: Randy Mason and Chris Drake each had three hits, and Kevin Vandandt drove in four runs and scored three as the Orioles beat the Padres, 19-9, Tuesday night at Kafer Park.

Dodgers 14, Nationals 8: The Dodgers took advantage of 11 Nationals walks to score 14 runs and record their first win of the season -- and their first win since transitioning from the Braves last season to the Dodgers this season


Week 3: Mets, Rockies, Red Sox come away with wins Sunday

Mets 5, Braves 2: Four Mets pitchers held the Braves to two runs, and the Mets used a late rally to win the team's inaugural game in the league. 

Rockies 13, Marlins 0: Bill Little crushed a two-run homer over the center field fence and tossed five shutout innings as the Rockies coasted to a win over the Marlins.

Red Sox 5, Yankees 4: It was almost a game of who didn't want it the most as each team made crucial errors to hand the game to the other team, but the Red Sox got out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win.


Week 2: Orioles score 15 in easy win over Nationals

Orioles 15, National 1: Johnny Tripp and Kevin Vanzandt each drove in three, and Vandandt held the National to four hits over six innings as the Orioles topped the National, 15-1, Wednesday night at Kafer Park.


Sunday's games postponed due to weather

Games on Sunday, March 12, were postponed due to weather and field conditions. An updated schedule of games will posted this week. This updated schedule will include the league's sixth team, the Mets, and will eliminate bye weeks for all teams.

Changes to next week's games already have been posted.

Tuesday's game postponed

Tonight's game between the Dodgers and Padres has been postponed due to field conditions related to weather. The game will be made up at the end of the season. 

Week 1: Rockies top Yankees, Red Sox hold off Braves

Rockies 7, Yankees 2: Sam Ward led off the game with an opposite-field home run, and Bill Little hit a two-run homer two batters later to lead the Rockies to a 7-2 win over the Yankees. Adam Amerson struck out 12 and gave up two hits in five innings to pick up the win.

Red Sox 12, Braves 8: The Red Sox scored six runs in the first inning and held off a late rally to beat the Braves, 12-8, Sunday at Kafer Park.


Week 1: Wilson, Vanzandt, Whitford lead Orioles to big win over Dodgers

Orioles 18, Dodgers 4: Jeff Wilson and Kevin Vanzandt each drove in four runs, and J.P. Whitford gave up one earned run while tossing a complete game as the Orioles pounded the Dodgers, 18-4 Tuesday night at Kafer Park.

Padres vs Nationals: Padres defeat Nationals by forfeit.


From the Commissioner ...

Doug Amerson

ECABL commissioner

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.