Pictured: Children participating in the Eleuthera Junior Baseball League (EJBL) regular season play, during mid-March in Tarpum Bay, South Eleuthera (teams shown are the Tarpum Bay Tigers – fielding, and the Palmetto Point Twin City Legends – batting.

(Eleuthera, The Bahamas )  The summer of 2019 will see Eleuthera playing host to the 12U Junior Baseball Nationals according to the Eleuthera Junior Baseball League (EJBL) President, Larry Forbes. “This should be big time for Eleuthera this year,” expressed Forbes, during one of the games of the ongoing regular EJBL season in mid-March on the field in Tarpum Bay, where the teams from Tarpum Bay and Palmetto Point were in a competitive battle. Tarpum Bay up to that weekend had lost none of their three regular games, and Palmetto Point had lost just one game.

“It’s going to be very exciting,”  he said about the National tournament which is set to take place from June 20th to June 23rd, 2019 featuring teams from Abaco, Grand Bahama, New Providence and Bimini in addition to Eleuthera.

The visiting Palmetto Point Twin City Legends in their dugout getting ready to take on the Tarpum Bay Tigers!

The four sides now battling it out for dominance in the local EJBL 12U division are from Tarpum Bay, Palmetto Point, Rock Sound, and Governor’s Harbour.

The EJBL has ten teams on the roster this season, shared President Forbes, four in the 12U division, two teams in the 13 to 15 division, two teams in T-Ball, and another two teams in Coach Pitch.  Coach Pitch and T-Ball divisions are just getting going this year, explained Mr. Forbes, so games played with those divisions are currently being done as showcase games.

All smiles in the Tarpum Tigers dugout, between innings.