Welcome to New England Elite Baseball League, comprised of the most talented teams in New England. Our mission is to maintain a competitive league with a strong focus on structure and organization within the league. Programs that are part of the EBL will have a team page on our site to promote their program, post team rosters and update game scores and stats. By being part of the EBL League, you will better your program for your players, as it will eliminate constant changes, cancelations and the hassle of finding games last minute.
With the 2015 baseball season less than 100 days away the New England Elite Baseball League has posted all of the divisions live on the EBL website. Each team will receive their own team page on the website to add rosters, bios and head shots of each player. Team pictures, action shots and stats can be added throughout the season by each team. Having the ability to keep the stats throughout the year has always been a big hit with the families, players and coaches from across the league. These are the little things that set our league apart from all of the others.
The EBL is entering it's 4th season and the expectations are at an all time high as a league. These expectations include organization, communication, competitiveness, accountability and structure. Adding a few new programs along with the returning programs sets up a very competitive 2015 season in the EBL. Rivalries have been created over the past 4 years between certain programs and those rivalries will continue with the hopes of new ones forming.
Most of the EBL programs have been practicing hard since November trying to build chemistry along with working on the fundamentals of the game. A handful of EBL teams will be invited to some of the best tournaments in the country which is a huge accomplishment for our league. Travel baseball has become very popular over the past 10 years across the country and that's why each year the EBL attracts the serious baseball players and the best programs from across New England.
In a rematch of last year’s 12U title game, the Nokona Chiefs defeated the Concord Cannons on July 19th at Tufts University with a hard fought 3-2 win.
The road to the championship was not an easy one after the Chiefs dropped their opener to a tough Lowell Spinners team by a score of 3-1. Nokona bounced back later in the day against Athletes Edge winning by a score of 12-2 highlighted by a strong pitching performance by Sean O’Connell. In the rematch against the Spinners the following day, the Chiefs got solid pitching from Tucker Flint along with homeruns by Tyler Gray and Owen O’Connor propelling them to a convincing 10-2 win. In the nightcap at Nate Ross Field, undoubtedly the game of the tournament was played against a very talented Legends team. The game was a back and forth affair until the end when Teddy Goss hit a two run homer in the top of the 7th leading to the 4-3 win and putting Nokona into the championship game. Starter Henry Weycker and closer Zeke O’Connell were integral in the win with solid pitching performances that kept the Legends offense in check for most of the night.
The championship game was a complete team effort with solid pitching from starter Goss and reliever Zeke O’Connell along with some key hits from Brandon Lee, Josh Hyams and Henry Weycker.
Overall, the Nokona 13U team finished an impressive 40 win season which included a Diamond Nation Spring Invitational tournament victory earlier in the season and culminating with the EBL championship. The season was capped off with an impressive showing at the Triple Crown Summer Nationals in Myrtle Beach. Playing up in the 14U 56 team tournament, Nokona was able to win their bracket and a total of five games before bowing out to the top seeded Great Lakes team in a heartbreaking 3-2 walk off loss.
The New England Stampede defeated a very talented Legends Prospects team 9-0 on Sunday to capture the EBL Division 1 Championship. With both pitchers dealing and the game tied 0-0 in the bottom of the 5th, Michael Yarin led off with a double. He advanced to third on a bunt single by Jake Horrigan and the Stampede were able to plate 3 runs on a Grant Lavigne single and a couple of wild pitches. The Stampede exploded for 6 runs in the bottom of the 6th thanks to key hits with men in scoring position from Sal Frelick and Zach Stevens. CJ Mckennitt was outstanding on the mound going 7 innings for a complete game shutout. He allowed only 5 hits, walked one, and struck out 2. The win improved his record to 8-0 on the season. The Stampede earned their birth in the championship game by defeating the Hurricanes Prospects 15-5 and the Nokona Chiefs twice (7-3 & 11-6). They will finish up their season this upcoming weekend playing up at the 15U ITZ Wood Bat Invitational in Newport, RI
The Scorpions Baseball Club earned a tough victory in the EBL Division 1 Championship Game on Saturday morning at Tufts University in Medford, MA. In a well pitched and defended game the Scorpions outlasted the Plympton Crush 1-0 to earn the victory. Will Hurley (Burlington, MA) earned the victory pitching 6 2/3 innings while allowing only 2 Hits. The Scorpions scored their lone run in the 1st inning on an RBI double by Nick Patti (Woburn, MA). The Scorpions pitching was dominating in the playoffs as they threw 3 shutouts in 4 games.
The Legends 9U Prospect team capped off the season this past weekend winning the EBL Championship 12-3 over Mizuno Navy. Legends finished the season at 18-7-1 and went undefeated throughout the playoffs.
In the championship game the Legends got an outstanding complete game performance from Tim Boese. Boese was far and away the best pitcher on the team this year. He earned the right to start in the Championship game and didn’t disappoint. Tim allowed 3 runs on 7 hits, striking out 3 and walking 4.
Offensively Legends jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning. Taking advantage of a few errors, they capitalized on their chances and put pressure on the defense. Legends put up another run in the 3rd, 3 in the 4th and 3 in the 6th. That was more than enough for Tim Boese on the hill. They were led by big games from Matt Conte and Kyle Webster. Conte finished the game 4-4 with two doubles and 2 RBI’s. Webster finished the game 3-4 also with two doubles, and four RBI’s and two runs scored. Also getting in on the act was Drew Macchi with two hits and a RBI, Jackson Cawley with two hits, 2 RBI. Eli Batista, Joseph Bucci, and Romar Couture all had a hit a piece. Legends finished the game with 14 hits.
It was an outstanding way to finish the year. The Legends scored 10 or more runs in its final 11 games. "It was a pleasure to coach these young guys who came to the field everyday ready to learn". "A lot of thanks also go out to the two assistant coaches Sam Conte and Sammy Batista. I wish these guys the best of luck in the future" says coach Brendan Fullerton.
The Mass Hurricanes won the Division II EBL 10U Championship, in there first year in the league, by defeating a very talented Mizuno Navy team, 4 - 3. The two teams had met four time in the regular season, with Mizuno taking three of four from the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes, who were the 8th seed in the playoffs, defeated the North Shore Tigers (who were previously undefeated, entering the playoffs at 22 - 0) and the Nashua Hurricanes twice, to advance to the finals against Mizuno. The strong pitching and defense, along with timely hitting, that had carried them through the bracket round of the playoffs, continued in the championship game. The Hurricanes jumped out to a 3 - 0 lead in the top of the 1st on a two out single by Garrett Burke (scoring two) and another two out RBI single by Ben Sleboda. Brendan Lawless kept the Mizuno Bats quiet early, allowing only a single hit and no runs through four. The Hurricanes would, what would end up being a very important, fourth run in the top of the fifth inning. In the bottom of the 5th, Mizuno scored twice and then scored once in the bottom of th 6th but, it was not enough as Josh Mykytiw was able to close out the game. Brendan Lawless had another outstanding showing on the mound, letting up just two runs on two hits over 5 innings. But the biggest play of the game came in the bottom of the 6th when Jack Decelles tracked down a ball in right field that seemed destine for extra bases.
The Legends 11U Prospect Team took down the Elite Baseball League Division I Championship on June 14th at Tufts University with a 10- 4 victory over the Academy. This team that won a year ago at 10U DI level, brought back most of the same group and added a couple newcomers that put this team over the top this year. The team finished with an impressive 32 - 3 overall record throughout the spring which included a Triple Crown Championship in Connecticut and also a final four appearance at the Diamond Nation Spring Invitational in New Jersey.
Two newcomers to this team in Asa Runge and Lisandro Pechecho, turned out to be the most dominate players in the league. Both players had similar and impressive numbers at the plate as they both finished with 13 HRs at the plate, averages in the .500s, and more than 50 RBIs apiece. Runge was also unhittable on the mound with a 9 - 1 record and a ridiculous 83 Ks in only 47+ innings of work.
Another key part of this teams success was the players behind the plate in Zach Abbott and Jack Gilligan. Teams feared to run on them and they did a great job handling the talented pitching staff for this team. The infield was solid all season in Ben Olszak, Carter Coffee, Alex Bodnar, and Roman Ercoli. These guys not only made most of the routine plays but added some web gems through the year as well.
In the outfield Nick Colletti, Marcus Montagnino and Josh Tripp could run it down and throw guys out from anywhere in the field. Colletti and Montagnino also contributed some big innings on the mound this season.
The 11U Prospect Team hopes to continue their dominance as they will finish their season in Myrtle Beach with a week-long tournament in July.
The USA Maverick Blue faced a tough Northeast Hurricanes Salem White squad in the in the finals of the New England Elite Baseball League Division II championship game and held on for a hard fought 8-4 victory in 7 innings Saturday night June 14 at UMass Lowell. In a hold your breath type of game the two teams exchanged blows and were tied 4-4 after six regulation innings. The 4th seeded Mavs came out swinging in the top of the seventh on base hits by JC Beason and James Wise. Nick Purdy followed with his 3rd hit of the game plating Beason for the 5-4 lead. Owen McKiernan followed with a 3 run blast over the center field fence for the 8-4 lead. In the bottom of the seventh Owen Podolec quickly got the first two hitters out but the 2nd seeded Hurricanes refused to quit and had base-runners on 1st and 2nd. Podolec proceeded to get a called third strike for the final out and the Maverick Championship win. Owen McKiernan started on the mound for the Mavs and was followed by Frank Chase, Zack Boston and Podolec in the winning effort. Nick Purdy led the Maverick hitting attack with 3 hits including 2 doubles and 2 runs scored. McKiernan had 2 hits including his home run and 4 RBI's and Kyle Druge drove in two on a line drive double to right center.
Going into our Championship game we knew we were going up against a very good baseball team after playing them multiple times last year, and following their games throughout the season. Going into this game as the visiting team we knew we needed to capitalize early, and our offense jumped on that right out of the gate. Harold Coll Santana hit a line drive single to left center in the first AB of the game to set the tempo, and Adam Freedman kept that tempo moving with a 2 run HR to left center after working a 3-2 count knocking in Coll Santana. With 2 outs in the first our 5 hitter Sebastian Pike continues our offensive push with solo HR to left center as well, followed by a ROE Double by John Moore and a single by Nick Wang before ending the inning. We had our Ace, Fernando Gonzalez, ready to go and he was fired up with 3 runs on the board out of the gate. We get out of the 1st inning 3 up - 3 down with a K and 2 defensive plays 6-3 and 3 FO. Our Kings kids continue to get runners on base in the 2nd & 3rd, but the Noreasters defense kept us from knocking them in and 3 additional Ks by their starting pitcher Shea Ryan. Fernando Gonzalez had 5 additional Ks through the 2nd & 3rd as well keeping it a 3-0 game going into the top of the 4th. We start the top of the 4th with 2 Ks and Adam Freedman gets up at the plate and hits a first pitch solo HR to center field, followed by a single by Ben Genser before the inning ends. Our defense stays strong in the bottom of the 4th with a F9 to Sebastian Pike who came charging in to catch a shallow dead zone pop up behind 2B, a great barehanded 5-3 to Harold Coll Santana, and another K by Fernando Gonzalez to end the inning. In the top of the 5th John Moore hits our fourth HR of the game to deep center field putting us up 5-0 which ended up being the final score. Fernando Gonzalez ended up completing the game with 11Ks pitching a 1 hitter. Adam Freedman went 4-4 2HRs, 2 Singles. John Moore 1-3 ROE Double, HR. Kings had 9 hits with 4HRs winning 5-0
EBL’s 12U Division II Championship game was played Saturday June 14 at UMass Lowell between Western MA Diamond Jaxx and Northeast Hurricanes Salem Red. The Hurricanes took home the title with an exciting 6-5 victory. The Hurricanes opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st inning when, with 2 outs, Jonathan Gallo and Jacob Wallace launched back to back solo homeruns. Jaxx 3rd baseman Cameron Hunter flashed some leather in the first inning handling all 3 outs on ground balls. The Jaxx Michael Talaia answered the Hurricanes show of power with a long solo homerun down the left field line in the 2nd to cut the lead in half. The power show continued in the bottom half of the 2nd when Hurricanes starting pitcher, Ryan Semenetz, helped his own cause with a 2 run blast over the centerfield fence scoring Derek Hoh ahead of him who had reached with a 2 out single. The Jaxx got single runs in the 3rd and 4th innings to make it a 4-3 ball game after 3.5 innings. Greg Sarna-McCarthy and Mike Palermo connected for the hits in the 3rd inning that produced a run and Emmanuel Colon and Matt Essig did the same in the 4th. The Jaxx were on the verge of tying it until Hurricanes 2nd baseman Ethan Wagner made a phenomenal leaping catch of a line drive that had RBI double written all over it. Jacob Wallace completed his perfect day at the plate with his 2nd homerun of the day in the bottom of the 4th to increase the Hurricanes lead to 5-3. Wallace finished the day 2 for 2 with 2 HR’s, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored. The Hurricanes got their last, and much needed, insurance run in the bottom of the 5th when Hoh and Semenetz combined again for back to back hits. Hoh singled, stole second, and scored on Semenetz’s 2nd hit of the day. Heading in to the 6th the Jaxx need 3 runs to tie and they gave it all they had. Mike Palermo got his second hit of the day and came around to score on a single by James Berthiaume who scored on Colon’s second single of the game. The tying and go ahead runs were on base when Semenetz got a huge strikeout to end the game. Semenetz finished the game 2 for 2 with a HR, 3 RBI, and a run scored with the bat. He pitched a complete game for the win allowing 5 runs, on 10 hits, with 5 K’s, and 1 walk.
The New England EBL U-18 finals were played last evening at Nate Ross Field in Gloucester, MA between the NE Stampede 17U and the Legends Prospects 17U. The game saw a pitching duel between, the Stampede’s Peter (PJ) Poulin, and the Legends starter, Dan Trulli. Poulin who struggled with control through 5 innings, allowing 3 walks, 7 strikeouts along with 3 hits, was not as sharp as his 14 strikeout performance in his previous start. The Stampede made several mistakes in which the Legends capitalized on scoring unearned runs. PJ helped his own cause, with 2 hits (single and double) centered around a HBP, as he scored the sole Stampede run through 5 innings. The game changed in the top of the sixth inning with the Stampede scoring 4 times with the key hit being a 2 run double by number 4 hitter, the third baseman Will Martin. Entering the bottom of the sixth inning the Stampede was holding onto a 5 to 2 lead, they brought in Paul McGeehan, to pitch. The lanky 16 year old, submarine style pitcher, faced the final six batters to hold off the Legends, and secure the victory. Both teams played aggressive baseball, and displayed an intensity that was indicative of two very talented teams. One additional note worth mentioning is the fact that the Stampede’s pitcher Pat Shore allowed them to get to the finals by pitching 2 complete game victories on 3 days’ rest.
The Saugus Wings defeated The Academy to win the 18u Div2 Championship. Saugus had some dominant pitching performances in route to their 6-0 record. Lawrence Falter won twice pitching 2 CG’s, striking out 17 and walking only 1 in 14 innings. Falter won the opener 3-1 against Triple Play and followed that up with a 4 hit shutout in the finals 6-0. Nick Enos went the distance in a 3-1 win against the NE Reds, striking out 10 in a 3-1 win. Kyle Autilio, Joe O’Brien and Ryan Roche combined on a 3-0 shutout and Jack Furey pitched a solid game for a win against the Jr Spinners. Offensively, Pedro Del Toro hit .533, Joe Prince .500, Justin DiChiara .455 and Dan Cacciola and Chris Mitchell hit .375. On defense Cacciola was solid in CF. The double play combination of O’Brien at short and Mitchell at second turned two sweet double plays in the finals and led the team defensively all tournament long. This is the Wings first EBL Championship.
The 13U Legends Prospect Team went 5-0 this past weekend to win the 13U North East Baseball Classic Tournament. This pushed the Legends overall record to 18-4-1 on the young season.
The Legends outscored their opponents 67-12 in the 5 games and played stellar defense to take home the trophy. Josh Cerretani (Peabody Ma) was named the tournament MVP. Josh was 14-20 on the weekend with 6 double and 7 RBI's. He also picked up the win in the Championship game.
With the offense carrying the Legends the defense did it's part getting out of big jams throughout the tournament. The offense was let by Ian Libby (Melrose Ma) 8 hits and also pitched a shutout in the semi final game. Anthony Olsak (Danvers Ma) 9 hits, Dylan Christianson (Middleton Ma) 7 hits, 6 RBI's. Dylan also stopped the running game with his strong catching. Adam Parady (Hamilton Wenham, Ma) 7 hits, Dash Crevoiserat (Middleton Ma) 5 hits, Jack Julian ( Manchester Ma) 4 hits, 5 RBI's, Patrick Costigan (Middleton Ma) 3 hits, 4 RBI's, Harrison Brickett (Middleton Ma) 5 hits, Matthew Potts (Andover Ma) 6 hits and also picked up the first win of the tournament. James Lamarca (Lexington Ma) was a huge presence on the mound pitching 7 1/3 innings only allowing 1 earned run. It was a great team effort for the Legends throughout the tournament.
|9U DIVISION I||LEGENDS PROSPECTS||MIZUNO NAVY||12-2|
|10U DIVISION I||NOREASTERS BLUE||LEGENDS PROSPECTS||15-9|
|10U DIVISION II||MASS HURRICANES||MIZUNO NAVY||4-3|
|11U DIVISION I||LEGENDS PROSPECTS||ACADEMY AMERICAN||9-4|
|11U DIVISION II||USA MAVERICKS BLUE||HURRICANES SALEM WHITE||8-4|
|12U DIVISION I||KINGS||NOREASTERS BLUE||5-0|
|12U DIVISION IA||HURRICANES NASHUA||MAINE LIGHTNING||1-0|
|12U DIVISION II||HURRICANES SALEM RED||DIAMOND JAXX||6-5|
|13U DIVISION I||NOKONA||CONCORD CANNONS ORANGE||3-2|
|13U DIVISION IA||MAINE LIGHTNING BLUE||ACADEMY AMERICAN||4-3|
|13U DIVISION II||STAMPEDE RED||MAVERICKS||12-2|
|14U DIVISION 1||STAMPEDE BLACK||LEGENDS PROSPECTS||9-0|
|14U DIVISION IA||BAY STATE BULLDOGS||NH BOBCATS||7-1|
|14U DIVISION II||HIT DR DIAMONDS||VIKINGS NATIONAL||12-5|
|15U DIVISION I||SCORPIONS||PLYMPTON CRUSH||1-0|
|15U DIVISION II||RBI BLACK||MAINE LIGHTNING|
|18U DIVISION I||STAMPEDE 17||LEGENDS PROSPECTS 17||5-2|
|18U DIVISION II||SAUGUS WINGS||ACADEMY||5-0|
|9U DIVISION I||ACADEMY||HURRICANES||1-0|
|10U DIVISION I||LEGENDS NAVY||HURRICANES||5-3|
|10U DIVISION II||ITZ THUNDER||MIZUNO||16-11|
|11U DIVISION I||NOKONA||MIZUNO||10-1|
|11U DIVISION II||EAGLES||MIZUNO||14-4|
|12U DIVISION I||CANNONS||NOKONA||9-8|
|12U DIVISION II||DIAMOND JAXX||DUGOUT DAWGS||8-2|
|13U DIVISION I||LEGENDS NAVY||STAMPEDE||7-5|
|13U DIVISION II||PLYMPTON CRUSH||NH BOBCATS||16-13|
|14U DIVISION I||LEGENDS NAVY||NE BASEBALL||4-3|
|14U DIVISION II||MIZUNO CARDINAL||HURRICANES BLUE||9-7|
|15U DIVISION I||SEACOAST THUNDER||CONCORD CANNONS||17-0|
|15U DIVISION II||MV THUNDER||FURRY||4-3|
|18U DIVISION I||LEGENDS 16 PROSPECT||STAMPEDE||5-4|
|18U DIVISION II||PLYMPTON CRUSH||RBI HAWKS||5-3|
|10U DIVISION I||LEGENDS NAVY||NOKONA||11-10|
|10U DIVISION II||MIZUNO NAVY||STAMPEDE||8-4|
|10U DIVISION III||NOREASTERS NAVY||LEGENDS GOLD||11-1|
|11U DIVISION I||NOREASTERS BLUE||NOKONA||7-6|
|11U DIVISION II||CONCORD CANNONS||MIZUNO NAVY||6-4|
|12U DIVISION I||LEGENDS NAVY||NE HURRICANES||2-1|
|12U DIVISION II||LEGENDS GOLD||MIZUNO NAVY||9-2|
|13U DIVISION I||LEGENDS NAVY||NOKONA||7-2|
|13U DIVISION II||NS SHARKS||NE COLONIALS BLUE||10-0|
|14U DIVISION I||LEGENDS NAVY||NOKONA||11-7|
|14U DIVISION II||JM FORCE GREY||NEWTON MINUTEMEN||13-3|
|15U DIVISION I||MA PRIDE ELITE||STAMPEDE||2-1|
|15U DIVISION II||NEWTON MINUTEMEN||LEGENDS||4-0|
|16/17 DIVISION I||LEGENDS NAVY||NOKONA||4-1|
|16/17 DIVISION II||TRIPLE PLAY||MA PRIDE ELITE||4-2|
Ripken Baseball is proud to partner with the New England Elite Baseball League in their effort to bring a better experience to top-tier travel teams in the New England area. We’re excited to provide NEEBL teams with exclusive offers on tournaments at our world-class facilities in Aberdeen, MD and Myrtle Beach, SC—where teams can compete on our major league-caliber diamonds and enjoy elite competition.
Here’s to providing great teams with great baseball experiences! We wish the best of luck to the New England Elite Baseball League in its inaugural season and to all the teams getting ready to compete in 2012!