Tarboro’s Tar River Bandits will open their inaugural season in the Carolina Virginia Collegiate Baseball League with an inter-league exhibition game with the Edenton Steamers on May 26 at Tarboro’s Municipal Stadium.

The Steamers, who played in the Coastal Plains League for 22 years, were sold by owner Frank Burke in 2019 and will play in the Tidewater Summer League this season.

Tarboro will be one of six teams in the Carolina Virginia Collegiate Baseball League this season, joining the Fuquay-Varina Twins, Wake Forest Fungo, Carolina Thunder, Carolina Pirates and Roanoke Rails.