No Games | July 4 holiday
1 p.m. | Red Stros @ Cubs
4 p.m. | Braves @ Orioles
7 p.m. | Pirates @ Yankees
1 p.m. | Braves @ Red Stros
4 p.m. | Pirates @ Cubs
7 p.m. | Orioles @ Yankees
Pirates slug Orioles, 13-4, to pull into first-place tie
Pirates 13, Orioles 4: Ben Meinjohans struck out 10 in five innings and Xander Vizcarrondo hit a grand slam to lead the Pirates to a 13-4 win over the Orioles to move into a first-place tie in the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League standings.
Braves 17, Cubs 5: Jeffrey Small pitched a complete game and held the Cubs to five runs as the Braves picked up their first win of the season, 17-5 over the Cubs.
Yankees 3, Red Stros 2: Ryan Foreman's smash off the center field fence scored Jack Wu as the Yankees beat the Red Stros, 3-2 in extra innings Sunday at Kafer Park.
Timely defense helps Pirates come from behind to beat Braves
Pirates 8, Braves 7: Nick Hunter saved a couple of run with a diving catch with the bases loaded in the sixth inning and Pirates scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Braves, 8-7, Saturday at Kafer Park.
Orioles 6, Red Stos 1: Kevin Vanzandt pitched a complete game to lead the Orioles to a 6-1 win in the battle of the unbeatens Saturday at Kafer Park.
Yankees 19, Cubs 4: Teddy Cardenas pitched a complete game and Ryan Foreman went 3-for-5 with a homerun and three RBI to lead the Yankees to a 19-4 win over the Cubs.
The Yankees topped the Braves, 5-1, Sunday at Kafer Park. The Yankees are now 1-1 on the season. The Braves fall to 0-2.
Byrnes, Melendez lead Red Stros offense over Pirates, 6-4
Red Stos 6, Pirates 4: Dom Byrnes went 2-for-2 and scored two runs and Jayson Melendez hit two 2-run homers to lead the Red Stros to a 6-4 win over the Pirates Sunday at Kafer Park.
Yankees 5, Braves 1: Ryan Foreman pitched a four-hit complete game and homered to lead the Yankees over the Braves, 5-1, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Orioles 5, Cubs 0: J.P. Whitford pitched five shutout innings and the Orioles defense turned two double plays as the Orioles improved to 2-0 with a 5-0 win over the Cubs.
Red Stros top Braves, Orioles win rematch, Pirates top Cubs
Red Stros 6, Braves 2 | Jayson Melendez hit a 3-run homer and held the Braves to two runs as the Red Stros topped the Braves, 6-2, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Orioles 12, Yankees 4 | Brandon Cherry hit a 2-run homer and Kevin Vanzandt kept Yankees hitters off balance as the Orioles beat the Yankees, 12-4, Sunday in a rematch of last season's championship game.
Pirates 10, Cubs 3 | Lee Ashburn went 2-for-2 with 3 RBI to lead the Pirates over the Cubs in a darkness-shortened game Sunday night.
Jayson Melendez fires to the plate during the Red Stros top the Braves, 6-2, Sunday at Kafer Park.
Season starts Sunday, strict guidelines must be followed
The season-opener for all teams of the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League will be Sunday, June 7.
The ECABL board of directors got the approval of city parks officials that Kafer Park will be available for use if COVID-19 recovery guidelines are strictly followed.
The guidelines were discussed and approved by the ECABL board and the city Parks Department. Players and coaches must familiarize themselves with the guidelines and follow each of them. Spectators also will have to follow guidelines if they are to be in the park.
Season on hold due to Coronavirus
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and by guidance from local, state, and federal authorities, the ECABL board met March 16 to discuss alternative scheduling for 2020 summer season. The City of New Bern has informed the ECABL that all parks and recreation facilities are closed until further notice. This includes Kafer Park and other facilities in the local area.
If the season starts on or before Memorial Day, the existing schedule will be executed AS IS and go continuously as originally planned, into the fall months.
The ECABL board will continue to assess the season schedule on a week-by-week basis, pending city mandates for recreational use of parks and facilities. If the city authorizes use of field, ECABL board will make a decision to begin play and start the season immediately.
Notification from the league may be made to start season at any time leading up to game day (Saturday notifications included) based upon guidance from the City of New Bern. The season will not begin Sunday, March 22. The ECABL will provide updates as they become available.
Season-opener delayed, registration will continue
The Coronavirus has delayed the opening of the ECABL season. The league expects the season to begin as some point when the city of New Bern opens Kafer Park and other facilities. Until that time, registration for the upcoming season will continue.
All players must be registered and paid up seven days prior to the first game of the season to be eligible to play in the first game of the season.
The registration fee is $180 per player, which does not include uniform costs.
ECABL loses "family" member
Pirates player Keon Smith lost his father last month. Smith's parents supported the league and attended all Pirates games last year.
The East Carolina Amaterur Baseball League's thoughts are with Smith and his family.
Remembering former ECABL commissioner Michael Soares
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