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.
The Southern Maine River Rats capped off a remarkable season (29-2-1) by capturing the 9U New England EBL Championship on Sunday, June 10th with a 7-3 victory over the Triple Crown Kings. The highly anticipated rubber match between these two teams certainly lived up to hype with great pitching and timely hitting by both teams. The Kings would strike first scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the first. The Rats struck back in the 3rd scoring 3 of their own on 2 key walks followed by a hard hit ball by AJ Pelletier. The score remained 3-2 until the top of 5th when the Rats broke it open with 4 runs on 4 hits by Easton Genest, Aydan Collins, Noah Day, and Kaiden Carrell. The Kings would add 1 in bottom of 5th but pitching proved to be the deciding factor in this ball game. Easton Genest pitched a complete game giving up 3 runs on 6 hits while striking out 9.
Leading up to the championship game the Southern Maine River Rats were undefeated in their playoff run going 7-0 having great pitching performances by Brayden Duane, Emmett Carroll, Noah Day and AJ Pelletier. The Rats outscored their opponents by 58 runs in those same 7 games. Colton Cross, Colby Drew, Ryan Gagnon, Brayden Wilson, and Carl Gregoire were also key contributors at the plate and/or in the field over the 2 week playoff run. This was one remarkable season for a gutsy group of kids. When they opened the season in April with a tournament Championship at Baseball Heaven we knew this was a special group!
10U Kings put the exclamation point on their season by winning the Division 1 Championship. This team came into the 2018 EBL season very determined to defend their 2017 9U Division 1 Championship, and they did just that. They finished the season with a record of 24-1-2 while winning the 10U Perfect Game Super25 New England Qualifier to advance to the Perfect Game Super25 National Championships in Florida and winning the Legends Top 5 Tournament Championship along the way.
The Kings went into the Championship Game with Gianni Melendez on the mound who pitched 5 innings with 6Ks and no walks. The defense was there to support their pitcher and saw great plays from Antonio Rivera in CF, Grayson McCarthy and Garrett Falahee In Middle Infield, Jett Little in RF, Mason Wright and George Bracher in LF, and both catchers Brett Gallo & Quinn West throwing out runners on the bases. The bats provided plenty of offense with key hits coming from Evan Feldman and Alex Cantwell To name a few, 9 stolen bases, and 6 RBIs. Tyler Brunelli took the bump in the 6th inning with 2Ks and no walks to beat Mizuno USA Navy 11-4 to win back to back Division 1 Championships!
JR BAY SOX TAKE EBL 11U DIVISION 1A CHAMPIONSHIP:
The JR BAY SOX 11u AMERICAN team clinched the New England Elite Baseball League's 11u Division 1A Championship on Sunday June 10 in Swansea. The JR BAY SOX went 2-0-1 for the weekend to clinch a Championship berth against the Ashland, MA-based MWS Devils Gold on Sunday night.
Connor Allard pitched a perfect three innings for the Bay Sox, followed by Benjamin Jahnz, pitching three innings, giving up one run. In the bottom of the 4th, Connor Thibault extended the Bay Sox lead to 3-1 with a solo homer over the left field fence. Caden Calabro went 4-4 driving in Patrick Leonard, with the winning run in the bottom of the 7th. The final score was 5-4 Bay Sox.
The team finished their season with a 22-7-1 record overall and also clinched the Dugout Dawgs Cape Cod 11U Wood Bat Tournament in Dennis, Massachusetts last month.
What a great finish for the 11u BRB Bulldogs. After a tough start to the season, the team came together at the right time without one of its top players to win 6 tough nail biting games to claim the organization’s first championship. Pictured in the front row is Matt Gaitane, Landon Raposa, Danny and Ollie Fearing, Ian Morales Campbell. Top row Jack Gardiner, Leif Bendikson, Carson Pacheco, Josh Britton, Roger Jackman and Barrett Becotte. Not pictured are the hard working coaching staff, head coach Bryan Becotte, Sean Jackman, Chris Gardner, Bruce Campbell and Mike Raposa
On Saturday June 9, 2018 the Vikings Baseball (www.crovosports.com) beat the Western Maine Mountaineers 13-10 to win the 9U Silver bracket championship. Vikings had solid pitching performances from starter Kyle D. as well as relievers Phil T. and Caden R. There were many standouts at the plate with Kyle D, Caden R, Miguel S. Noah H, Phil T and Rylie T. all playing a big role in the win. The defense was solid all game, highlighted by a strong performance behind the plate by Teddy F.. Dylan W, Timmy H. Tommy C., Greyson L and Colten L all had great games defensively! This hardworking team had great contributions from the entire roster all season and continued to work together and play for each other in the championship game to secure the victory.
Coach Brian, Danny, & Kenny were great all year for this Vikings group!
On Sunday June 10 the Nokona Chiefs captured the 2018 11U Division 1 EBL Championship. The Chiefs went 6-1 over the course of the 2 week tournament and outscored their opponents 58-16. During the second weekend of play on Saturday, the Chiefs got outstanding pitching from Starters James Anastasopoulos and Richie Hayes to propel them to victory against the USA Mavericks (6-1) and the Triple Crown Kings (2-0). Both pitchers went the distance and allowed a combined total of only 3 hits on the day.
Nokona then went on to beat a very talented, top seeded Legends prospects team in the Semi Final game. Starting pitcher Paul McCarthy was 1 out away from throwing his second perfect game of the season. The Chiefs also got timely hits from Aiden Astorino, Charlie Criscola, Finn Cahill and Jayden Yee. In the finals, the Chiefs went on to defeat a very talented River Rats team who had won the D1 title the previous two seasons. The game was tight going into the 4th inning when the Chiefs bats exploded for 4 runs. Jack Murray, Jayden Yee and James Anastasopoulos all had multiple hits and drove in runs helping lead their team to victory by a final score of 13-3. Rhys Polcari earned the victory on the mound.
The Bobcats rallied in the fifth inning and captured the New England EBL 10u Division II championship with a 6-1 triumph over the Western Maine Mountaineers at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover on Sunday. Brendan Horne pitched into the fifth inning, fanning eight batters, and Gavin Currier earned the save by recording the final four outs. The Bobcats earned a trip to the championship with six consecutive playoffs wins against the Shoemakers, Dugout Dawgs, Team Boston American and Jr Bay Sox.
In the final, the Bobcats trailed by a run before E.J. Baker singled on an 0-2 count in the third inning. Baker had three hits and Wilson Zolla added two hits, including a clutch two-run single in the fifth inning. Jack Petrosino singled to spark a four-run rally in the fifth. Josh Meisner and Ismael Bautista picked up RBIs by drawing bases-loaded walks.
On Saturday, the bats came alive in the semifinals and defense stayed sharp in victories. Chase Philibotte, Shea Egan, Cole Eaton, James Blaisdell and Henry Thresher all played a big role in the successful playoff run. Head coach Lenny Pappas picked up his second EBL championship in as many years. In 2017, Pappas guided the Bobcats Prospects to an 18u New England EBL title. The 10u Bobcats finished the season with a 15-6 record, including a spring tournament title hosted by the Junior Spinners.
The Concord Cannons 13U Division I Team wins the Capital City Challenge this past weekend. The Cannons went 4-0 to win this event and outscored their opponents 36-8 in the 4 games. The Cannons carry their 6 game winning streak into the Legends Top Tournament this upcoming weekend!
USA Mavericks 14U Blue team won the Cal Ripken Bases Loaded Tourney Sunday April 15th in Aberdeen, MD.
The Mavericks beat the Arena Starz from Maryland 12-4 for the championship. The Blue crushed the NH Blackflies from Bedford 17-1 in the semi-finals to gain entry into the championship.
Maverick Hunter Chase was named tournament:
Standing(L-R): Michael Kelly, Zach Fredericks, John Rohner, Kyle Single, Jack Poitras, Joe Allen and Max Lalime
Kneeling(L-R): Aidan Sengenberger, Hunter Chase, Gavin Hills and Hayden Eaton.
Missing from photo: Matthew Grabmann
On Sunday 4/24 the Mass Hurricanes 11U captured the title of the Jr Spinners Host Tournament. Winning 5 games over the 2 days the team scored 55 runs while only allowing 8 against. There was great pitching by 8 of the teams players and the defense was very good in every game. Everyone on the team contributed both offensively and defensively and the team had a lot of fun with great weather for baseball! Thanks to the Spinners for hosting. Team as shown left to right: Matty T., Marc London, Will, Luke Rogan, Matt Deshiro, Curto, Logan, Charlie Decelles, Charlie Duggan, Viggy, Kasin, and Jackson. The team is looking forward to the rest of the EBL Season and plays the Plympton Crush Saturday in a Division Double Header.
The New England Baseball Complex hosted it’s 2018 12u Spring Classic baseball tournament. The Seacoast United Pirates 12u Gold team walked away with a championship, after a 10 inning come from behind win over number one ranked Legends Baseball. The Pirates went 5-0 on the weekend and outscored their opponents 48-11. The Pirates went 3-0 in Pool play by way of defeating North East Baseball, the Beantown Bombers, and the GBG Hawks. The Pirates grabbed the two seed and faced off against the North East Gators. The Pirates got a stellar pitching performance out of Noah Fitzgerald who threw a 6 inning, 63 pitch no hitter to send the Pirates to the Championship after an 8-1 win.
It was a showdown in the finals as both the Legends and the Pirates had two great left handed pitchers on the mound and they matched each other pitch for pitch, for the first three innings. The Legends struck first in the bottom of the fourth after a walk, single, and three run homerun.
The Pirates were down, but battled back to make the score 3-1 in the top of the fifth, and after a two out error by the Legends, the lead was trimmed to 3-2. A sliding catch with two outs in the top of the fifth kept the lead in tact for the Legends. They added a run in the bottom of the fifth and the Pirates looked at a two run deficit heading into the sixth. A fortunate bounce got the Pirates a leadoff runner on, and Maison Mathews doubled to give the Pirates runners on second and third with nobody out. A pass ball made the score 4-3, and with two outs Mathews straight stole home, and beat the pitch to the plate to tie the game. The bases stayed empty until the Pirates found themselves starring at runners on second and third in the bottom of the 9th, while the Legends had the heart of their lineup due up. A strikeout, and two pop ups got the Pirates out of the inning and momentum on their side. In the top of the 10th, the Pirates got a leadoff single by Will Shaheen, a walk by Sebastian Lampert, and after a sacrifice bunt by Jon Wasserman, the Pirates had the go ahead runners on second and third with one out. A strikeout gave the Legends two outs with the Pirates George Young due up. The Legends decided to intentionally walk Young, which gave Jacob Fredericks the opportunity to be a hero. Fredericks hit the first pitch he saw over the right center field fence for a go ahead grand slam. The Pirates erupted, and rode the momentum to a three up three down bottom of the 10th and celebrated the win. The Pirates showed poise and determination on their way to the Championship.
10U Division I Kings Team wins the Perfect Game Super 25 New England Tournament. The Kings went 3-0 in the tournament to earn the automatic bid to play in the National Championships in Sanford, Florida.
The 2018 EBL Divisions are now live! The EBL will be entering it's 7th season in 2018 and we are proud to announce that all of the 2017 programs are back for the 2018 season. In addition to all of the programs coming back we will also be adding a few solid programs to the league that we feel will add competitive teams to an already strong field.
The EBL will offer full seasons for age levels 9U-16U and will also keep the 18U division in tact for networking. New this year is the 16U wood bat division which we have 18 teams already signed on to play. This division will play a full EBL schedule while giving these 16U teams the flexibility to play in showcase events if they choose to do so. All players at the 9U-13U age divisions will be required to use USA stamped bats only (BBCOr bats are also allowed for these age levels if players choose to use those bats). All 14U divisions and the 15U Division 2 levels are BBCOr or wood only. The only wood bat levels in the EBL are the 15D1 and 16D1 divisions.
We will once again have our double elimination playoff format for all of the age levels over a two weekend period. The All-Star Games will once again take place for age levels 9U-14U. The All-Star Game is a great experience for the coaches, parents and players and we will once again continue to make it the best event possible.
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!