Atlantic Sweeps Resolutes
The Atlantics ventured to the State of New Jersey to play their competitors of the week before, the Elizabeth Resolutes. On a sunny day in Rahway River Park the Atlantics and Resolutes played an 1870 match of base ball.
The Resolute defense was much improved from a week earlier holding the potent Atlantics Offense to only 7 aces. On the other side of the field, the Atlantics sent Frank ‘Hammy’ Obidienzo to toss the ball. The defensive efforts of the team from Brooklyn thwarted the Elizabeth bats leading to seven scoreless innings and a 7-2 victory.
Leading the Atlantics Offense was Frank ‘Shakespeare’ Van Zant with three hits followed by Greg ‘Hawk’ Dengel with two hits and an ace.
The second match was to the rules of base ball in 1864. Danny Marcus tossed both games for the Resolutes while the second game was pitched for the Atlantics by Ed ‘Pigtail’ Elmore. The offense of both clubs started slowly with the Atlantics eventually spreading the gap to three aces by the fourth inning and later to seven aces by the eighth inning.
The last inning was pitched for the Atlantics by Anthony ‘TC’ Cannino in his debut at the position this season. Although TC let a runner on base he kept the Resolutes from scoring to close out the game by the score of 10-3.
Elkton Downs Delaware
On a beautiful day at Terrapin Station Winery, The Eclipse and the Diamond State BBC renewed their rivalry in front of over 275 fans who jammed the park. Those fans were treated to quite a match! The Diamond States started off quick jumping out to a 6-1 lead after 4 innings. The Elkton Nine as they have done a lot of times this season, scratched and clawed back to take a 9-7 lead going in to the 9th inning. The Eclipse were able to hold off the First Staters to pick up their eleventh win of the season against only 2 loses.