Full steam ahead: Edenton Steamers are the newest addition to the ONSL

by Ashton Confer

RAMSEUR, NORTH CAROLINA – The Edenton Steamers will debut in the Old North State League beginning in Summer 2024. The ONSL has continued to grow this off-season, adding several organizations with a history of talent and success. The Steamers have competed in the championship game for the last two summer ball seasons, and are preparing to make an appearance again in 2024. 

Jared Taylor, the new General Manager for the Steamers, will be replacing Tyler Russell this season. Russell led the Steamers for nine seasons, including three summer ball championships. The Edenton Steamers are looking forward to building relationships, and rivalries, with all of the ONSL teams next summer. 

Billy Bass, the President of the Edenton-Chowan Foundation which owns the Steamers, expressed his excitement and gave credit for the Steamers’ success to their host families and the whole community’s continued support. “We look forward to seeing our fans and everyone associated with the Old North State League at the ballpark. Go CLAMS!”

The Commissioner of the ONSL, Eric Sibrizzi, anticipates increased competition next season with these recent new additions. “We have watched the Tarboro River Bandits, Wake Forest FUNGO, and the Edenton Steamers from afar, and are excited to welcome them to the ONSL. These organizations have all been able to successfully grow their franchises, attract great players, and develop a sense of community within their ballpark. We are thrilled to be joining them on their journey and can’t wait to see the positive impact on the league.”

Kids under 12 can join the Steamers Kids Club for free tickets, team goodies, a discount for baseball camp, and a meet and greet with the players. If you would like to catch the ‘Cardiac Clams’ in action, all of their home games will be played at Historic Hicks Field, located at 111 East Freemason Street in Edenton, North Carolina. 

The Old North State League is a summer collegiate baseball league located across the state of North Carolina. It has grown to be one of the largest leagues in the country.