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.
Two weekends, two tournaments, and two championships! The 10u Blue Nor'Easters are off to a hot start, winning their first two tournaments in back to back weekends. They took the trophy in the New England Invitational tournament on April 16th and 17th defeating the Minutemen 17-6. The 10u team wasted no time continuing their winning ways the following weekend by taking home the championship in the Top 16 10u Tournament defeating the Concord Cannons 16-8. Blue went 6-0 en route to the championship.
Jake Bartlett blasted his first career home run, while Jeremy Delacruz kept the Nor'Easters alive tossing 5 innings of one run relief shutting down a tough Legends team to advance to the finals in the Top 16 10u Tournament.
The Nor'Easter bats came alive in the championship game scattering 20 hits as a team.
Teddy Gibson closed out 2 of the 6 wins during the tournament.
Congrats to our 10u blue team: Anthony Burgess, Ryan Wolff, Teddy Gibson, Jeremy Delacruz, Tyler Killea, Anderson Petry, Jake Bartlett, John Cronin, Gavin Cronin, Jayden Villanueva, Jack Gruenburg.
It was a complete team championship!
The Maine Lightning 10U Blue Team won the 10U Seacoast United Pirates Spring Swing Tournament in Berwick Maine this past weekend.
They did it by going 4-0 over the two days defeating Seacoast Pirates North and Dover Baseball in pool play. They met Dover again in the semifinals and defeated them 8-4, which put them in the championship game against Sea Coast Pirates North again, winning 7-1.
Kneeling L to R: Andrew Cheever, Jamie Lano, Will Caruso, Regan Buck
Middle Row L to R: Owen Mitchell, Sam Bradford, Quinn McDonald, Hayden Furber, Danny Naous , Ashton Blanchette, John Pelletier
Back Row: Mike Bradford (assistant Coach), Mike Buck (Assistant Coach), John Lano (Head Coach), Mike Caruso (Assistant Coach)
The Legends 11U & 12U Prospect Teams both took home the Championship at the New England Baseball Complex’s Spring Classic Tournament. The Legends 12U Prospects outscored there opponents 49-4 in 5 games. In the championship game they beat the NE Storm 11-1 on a 3 run walk off home run by Roman Ercoli. Eric Wing was the winning pitcher and was also 8-11 throughout the tournament. The Legends 11U Prospect Team defeated the Mizuno Beantown Bombers 7-4 in the championship game. They outscored their opponents 49-8 in the 5 games and were very dominant throughout the tournament. Payton Manca was the winning pitcher and Teo Spadaccini got the save. Payton Manca went 7-11 with 2 doubles and a home run throughout the tournament.
The Legends 14U Prospects went 5-0 to capture the New England Baseball Complex’s Patriots Day Bash Tournament. In the 5 games the Prospects had 3 shutouts and only allowed 6 runs while scoring 29 runs. After going 3-0 in pool play the Legends played the NE Ruffnecks in the semi-finals and won a close game 5-4 behind the strong pitching of Will Jones and Lucas Garcia. In the Championship game the Legends won another close game vs the RBI Hawks 2-0. Aidan Cann was the story of the game pitching 5 scoreless innings without allowing a walk. Sean Helfrich led the offense going 7-13 throughout the tournament.
The Southern Maine River Rats 9U team is off to a fast start this season, as their record stands at 6-0. Despite the cold weather, their bats have been hot and they’ve benefitted from excellent pitching. They opened their season against the Londonderry Redwings, taking both games 10-7 and 17-2. This past weekend, the River Rats had two double-headers, the first being in Stoneham, against the Legends Prospects. Brock Gibbons dominated on the mound, striking out 9 in three innings and adding 3 hits, as the River Rats posted a 16-0 victory. Dominic Hussey added his first 2 hits of season. Game 2 saw more great pitching from Caleb Vacchiano and Henry Kenniston as the River Rats took the second game 14-2. This past Sunday, the River Rats hosted their in-state rivals, Maine Lightning, and won both games, 14-4 and 21-1.
Logan Desrochers currently leads the team in hitting at and impressive .563 and coming up with some timely hitting. Scott Robitaille showed some grit on the mound and is also among the top hitters on the team. Dylan Kullman has contributed defensively behind the plate and with the bat hitting .500. Other key contributors helping the team get off to a quick start are Ryan Camire, Tyler Sevigny, Drew Lariviere, Tanner Filippone and Isaiah Cole. The River Rats have shown a lot of depth so far, both offensively and defensively, as every player has at least one hit so far this season. It is still very early, but it looks like the River Rats could be a tough team all year
The 2016 New England Elite Baseball League season is set to get underway this upcoming weekend. This season marks the 5th year anniversary of the EBL and we are pleased to announce that all of the programs are coming back from the 2015 season. Along with all of the programs returning the EBL is excited to add some new solid programs that will bring organization, structure and quality teams to the league. Those programs are the Mizuno Northeast, New England Storm, Beantown Bombers and the Home Run Bulldogs just to name a few.
"The Mizuno Northeast program has been around for a long time and has produced some great teams over the years. I have a lot of respect for the guys that run that program and I believe they will be a great fit in our league. The New England Storm has had some very strong teams the last few years so they should be another great addition along with all of the new programs coming on board this year" says EBL director Mike Costantino.
The EBL playoffs will still consist of the top 8 teams from each age level competing in a double elimination tournament bracket. The winner of each bracket will then meet the following weekend to play the Championship Game on Championship Saturday. The EBL will also be holding it's 5th annual ALL-STAR game for all age levels. This is a great day for the best of the best in our league to square off at a beautiful complex.
We are excited about the upcoming season and we wish all the teams good luck over the course of the year. Have fun, play hard and represent the EBL in all the tournaments that you participate in all year long.
Seacoast United took four teams down to Vero Beach, Fla. last weekend for the annual Treasure Coast President’s Day Challenge at historic Dodgertown. The U-14 team went 3-1 in pool play, beat the GRB Rays, 3-1 in the semifinals and then held off PA Playmakers, 17-15, in the championship. “The kids threw their gloves up in the air and just dogpiled on the mound,” Seacoast United U-14 coach Jeff Carter. “It was kind of a cool to win a tournament in Florida. I knew we had the talent to win it, it was just a matter of how the kids adjusted to being outside, and they adjusted well. We knew there was a lot of potential with this group.”
Seacoast United scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, breaking a 13-13 tie. Garrett Langis of Rochester and a two-run single and Nolan Elmore of Brentwood had a two-run triple in the inning. The Playmakers scored a run in the seventh and had game-tying runners on base with nobody out before Stratham’s Garett Roberts struck out two and got the third out on a fly ball. “It was exciting to win our first tournament here. It came a year earlier than we expected,” said Seacoast United Director of Baseball Operations Scott Dubben. “I was happy for the guys to win it.” The U-14 Pirates scored 55 runs over the 6 games played in the tournament and had two stellar performances by Mike Leonard; who only gave up 1 run over 12 innings of work during the tournament. An unsung hero for the Pirates goes to Nolan Elmore (Brentwood); Elmore being the only catcher that made the trip with the U-14 Pirates caught every inning of all 6 games. “As much as I love these boys as players for me, I love them even more as people. They are an outstanding group of young men and I am lucky to be able to be a part of their lives” said Carter about being involved with this team.
Members of the U-14 team included Jack Russo (Portsmouth), Calvin Hewett (Portsmouth), Alec Lawry (Exeter), Cade Thompson (Stratham), Jake Pike (Fremont), Nick Guerin (Rye), Riley Linn (York, Maine), Mike Leonard (East Kingston), Nolan Elmore (Brentwood), Garret Roberts (Stratham), Garret Langis (Rochester) and Kyle Wolff (Stratham).
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!