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Sunday's Games

Sunday, May 16

1 p.m. | Braves @ Orioles

4 p.m. | Red Sox @ Yankees

7 p.m. | Rockies @ Cubs

Whitford, Hernandez homer to lead team to win in "extra" ECABL game

J.P. Whitford and Tomas Hernandez each hit home runs Saturday to help their squad defeat the team captained by Commissioner Doug Amerson.

With no regular-season games scheduled for Sunday in honor of Mother's Day, the league put together an extra game on Saturday. Players 18 and older were divided up into two teams. The team captained by Whitford defeated the team captained by Amerson, 8-6.

Whitford, Rob Fravor, Hernandez and Hoffman pitched for the winning team. Amerson, Neil Coffield and Brandon Bowden pitched for the losing team.

A shortage of catchers during the game forced the Yankees Jack Wu to catch all nine innings Saturday.

Former Cubs' player remembered

Former ECABL Cubs' player Nick Cannon died April 26 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

John Nicholas Cannon, 31, played a few games with the Cubs during the 2020 season, but he was not able to complete the season.

The ECABL sends its condolences to Cannon's family and friends.

From the Commish:

I am so proud to be able to call you my brothers. We have this super league set up just so I can continue to make memories. I consider all of you my brothers and I want you to know that if you hurt, I hurt.

If you have a problem or any kind of issue, there are more than 100 players who want to help you -- whether it is a prayer or physical labor or financial help. We band of brothers want to know.

We lost two former players this past off-season, and we have set up a memorial page for them. Visit it, remember them and keep their families in your thoughts and prayers. The page will remain part of our website because the players are part of our history.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve this league, even though there is a great deal of selfish reasons for doing so. Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. See you next Sunday. -- Doug Amerson.

Upcoming Games

Note: All Sunday games are scheduled for 1, 4 or 7 p.m. If you look at the calendar, and it says something different, you likely have your Google Calendar time zone set to something other than Eastern.

Sunday, May 23

1 p.m. | Orioles @ Rockies

4 p.m. | Cubs @ Yankees

7 p.m. | Red Sox @ Braves

Sunday, May 30

Memorial Day: No Games

The Orioles went up early and held on for a 9-8 win over the Yankees Sunday.

Week 5 | Mills' pitching, Mason's hitting enough to help Orioles give Yankees first loss of season

Orioles 9, Yankees 8: 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.

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

Red Sox 21, Cubs 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.

Full Summaries

eddy Cardenas pitched four innings on Sunday to pick up the win over the Braves in Week 4.

Week 4 | Mills hits two homers, drives in 10 to lead Orioles over Cubs

Yankees beat Braves, Rockies top Red Sox

Orioles 25, Cubs 2: Parker Mills went 4-for-5 with two home runs and 10 RBI to lead the Orioles to a 25-2 win over the Cubs Sunday at Kafer Park.

Yankees 13, Braves 2: Jayson Melendez and Micah Caroon each hit grand slams, as the Yankees coasted to a 13-2 win Sunday to stay undefeated this season.

Rockies 13, Red Sox 6: Kyle Dupas and Sean Garbarino each hit homers, and Taylor Ellis and Brandon Bowden each drove in three runs to lead the Rockies over the Red Sox.

Full Summaries

Week 3 | Yankees score 9 runs in the 7th for 9-8 win over Rockies

Yankees 9, Rockies 8: Ryan Forman's one-out double started a scoring barrage that plated nine Yankees and lead to a 9-8 comeback win over the Rockies. Foreman also tossed five innings and gave up no earned runs in picking up the victory.

Braves 7, Cubs 6: Jesse Small hit a solo homer in the sixth 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.

Orioles 8, Red Sox 3: Josh Edwards gave up three runs in the first two innings but settle down to hold the Red Sox scoreless the rest of the way.

Full Summaries

icah Caroon started for the Yankees but was long gone when the Yankees scored nine runs in the seventh to come from behind and beat the Rockies.
The Red Sox score a run on their way to an 8-4 win over the Braves Sunday at Kafer Park in Week 2 of the season.

Week 2 | Garbarino lead Rockies, Red Sox down Braves, Yankees shutout Cubs

Red Sox 8, Braves 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.

Rockies 17, Orioles 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.

Yankees 18, Cubs 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.

Full Summaries

Week 1 | Rockies win debut, Braves and Orioles play to rain-shortened tie, Yankees win postponed game

Rockies 10, Cubs 0: William Little tossed four shutout innings and went 2-for-3, and Landon Vick and Brandon Bowden each went 2-for-4 to lead the Rockies over the Cubs, 10-0, Sunday, March, 28, at Kafer Park.

Braves 7, Orioles 7: Sam Lee walked and homered to give the Orioles a commanding 6-1 lead, but the Braves battled with timely hitting as the two teams finished 7-7 midway through the final inning.

Yankees 22, Red Sox 4: The Yankees scored 22 runs on 15 hits and 16 walks to coast to a 22-4 win over the Red Sox Saturday, April 10, at Kafer Park.

Full Summaries

The Braves' Joe Edreira reaches base in the third inning Sunday. The Braves and Orioles were tied 7-7 in the seventh when the rains came down.

Getting Wiser...

These players are gaining another year of experience.
  • JP Whitford | Orioles | Wednesday, May 12

  • Dan Ventry | Braves | Saturday, May 15

  • Randy Mason | Orioles | Tuesday, May 25

  • John Peterson | Braves | Tuesday, May 25

  • Jordan Nobles | Rockies | Wednesday, June 2

Player Profiles

We hope to add a little detail to the game summaries posted on the website this season and to start doing a few new things. To do that, we will need more information. We've set up a player profile page on the league's website, ecabl.net. We would like for each player to fill out the profile form.

What will we do with the information? Nothing other than what is stated here. We will use it for game summaries and previews that are on the website and on Facebook. We will use it for player profiles that we will put together on the website. We also hope to create baseball cards for all the players in the league. Creating the cards depends on the response of players to fill out the information, the ability to get photos during the season and other variables.

We will be taking team pictures before Sunday's games. On that day and during the season, we will be taking head shots and action photos.

To fill out your profile information, click here.

Team Photos

Team photos will be taken before each game during Week 2 of the regular season, Sunday, April 11. Players should plan on arriving to their games an hour before game time so that photos can be taken before you start warming up.

2021 ECABL season begins Sunday with three games slated

The 2021 spring/summer East Carolina Amateur Baseball League season-opener will be Sunday at 1 p.m. when the Rockies host the Cubs. It will be the Rockies debut in the ECABL.

The Braves will host the Orioles at 4 p.m., and the Red Sox will host the Yankees at 7 p.m.

All games this season will be held on Sundays. If a game is postponed due to weather or some other reason, it will be rescheduled for the following Saturday.

The complete season schedule has been posted on the website calendar.

Previews of each game will be posted on this website each Wednesday. Since there have been no games played this season, the current previews are a little sparse in details. They will evolve as the season progresses, and we gather stats and other details. Current Week 1 preview can be found here.

Game results will be posted on this site and the league's Facebook page immediately following the games. Game Summaries and statistics should be posted the day of the games, but no later than the following morning.

League sets date for payment of league fees


The due date for all league fees to be eligible for opening day is Friday, March 26.


Players must have submitted payment via Google Pay or have money to the league's treasurer by this date to be eligible to play March 28. No money will be accepted on game day unless you are a designated taxi player.

Board approves schedule, calendar to be updated

The East Carolina Amateur Baseball League on Wednesday approved the game schedule for the 2021 spring/summer season.

The season-opener for each team will be Sunday, March 28. Each team will play 15 regular-season games, and the season will conclude with a single-elimination tournament. All games will be held on Sundays. Any games rained out will be played the following Saturday.

The complete schedule should be posted on the website later this week.

Final pre-season, 35-and-older game this Sunday

The third and final pre-season 35-and-older game will be held Sunday, March 21 at 1 p.m. at Kafer Park.

The game, which will begin at 1 p.m., will be free and is open to all players 35 and older, including those not affiliated with the ECABL.

The first two pre-season games were held the past two Sundays. Teams were created at the event, primarily through a breakdown of positions, making sure each team had enough pitchers and catchers and a dispersal of position players. Players rotated into different positions, depending on comfort at the position and eagerness to try something new.

The ECABL is an adult, wooden bat amateur baseball league. Players 18 and older play in the league, with more than half the players over 30 and at least 10 players in their 50s or 60s.

Registration for the final pre-season game will close on Friday or when capacity is reached. Click here to register.

Additional Info

  • Any and all event updates will be posted to https://www.ecabl.net home page.

  • Personal equipment required, including glove and cleats. Required items will not be provided. ECABL will provide a shared bat, helmet and catchers gear, but it is highly encouraged to bring your own.

  • Wooden bats only. No aluminum bats allowed.

  • All players must register online and sign a liability release form prior to playing (included in the online registration).

  • Kafer Park is a public field. All rules and ordinances applicable apply.

ECABL readies for second 35-and-older game this Sunday

The second 35-and-older game will be held Sunday, March 14, at 1 p.m. at Kafer Park.

The game, which will begin at 1 p.m., will be free and is open to all players 35 and older, including those not affiliated with the ECABL.

The first game was held this past Sunday, and 22 players participated. Teams were created at the event, primarily through a breakdown of positions, making sure each team had enough pitchers and catchers and a dispersal of position players. Players rotated into different positions, depending on comfort at the position and eagerness to try something new.

The ECABL is an adult, wooden bat amateur baseball league. Players 18 and older play in the league, with more than half the players over 30 and at least 10 players in their 50s or 60s.

Before the ECABL season starts on March 28, the league will have two more games 35-and-older games that are free for ECABL players and players not affiliated with the league. Registration will close the Friday before each game or when capacity is reached. Click here to register.

Registration begins for 35-and-older games; three games open to public

The Eastern Carolina Amateur Baseball League is hosting three, 35-and-older preseason games on March 7, March 14, and March 21 at Kafer Park in New Bern.

The games, which will begin at 1 p.m., will be free and are open to all players 35 and older, including those not affiliated with the ECABL.

Whether you're looking to test out rusty skills, get loose ahead of the upcoming ECABL spring/summer season, or just want to get out for a nice afternoon at the ballpark, come out to show your support for adult baseball in eastern North Carolina. Spectators welcome!

Register for one, two or all three games on our registration page. Registration will close the Friday before each game or when capacity is reached. Click here to register.

New player, pre-draft workout set for Saturday


A pre-draft workout for all new players to the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Kafer Park. The event was scheduled for last Saturday, but rain flooded the field and delayed the workout.


Players should come prepared to throw, hit and field. Managers will watch and use the information to help form competitive teams for the upcoming season, which begins March 28. Following the workout, the ECABL board will meet and a draft for all new players will be held.


Managers will then call all players and inform them of their team and other team-related information to prepare for the season.


Players yet to register will also be able to register at the event. Existing ECABL players may also attend to shake off the rust.

To register beforehand, if you have not already, click here. For more information, or to contact ECABL, click here.

Registration ongoing for spring/summer season

Games expected to start March 28

Registration for the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League spring/summer 2021 season has begun and will continue until the beginning of the season on March 28.

The ECABL board approved a 14-game season to be capped off with a double-elimination tournament. The season fee is $200 per player, but anyone who registers and pays on or before Feb. 6 will receive a $20 discount ($180). The fee does not include uniforms or equipment.

Registration and payments will be conducted through this website. Click here to register, and click here for information on how to pay.

The ECABL will also organize three games for players 35 and older. This is the beginning effort to create a 35 and older division of the ECABL. Those games will be March 7, March 14, and 21. Additional games may be added as the season progresses. Lawrence Davidson was named commissioner of the 35 and older division.

The ECABL is a wooden bat, fast-pitch baseball league for anyone 18 years old and older. Last season there were 64 players between the ages of 18 and 30, and 61 players 30 and older. There were 19 players older than 45 and six players older than 60.

Most games will be played on Sundays. This year, there is expected to be one Thursday night game each week. Opening Day this year is March 28.

The league has a full uniform policy. Uniforms are purchased through the team.

The league will hold and tryout for all new players. All players will be placed on a team. The tryout is for managers to evaluate players. That information is used in a draft to distribute talent among the teams.

For more information, contact us.