Mohican Wins Strasburg Tournament

Ronks, PA- The Mohican Base Ball Club of Kennett Square became the first club outside of the Elkton Eclipse to win the Strasburg Rail Road Tournament on Saturday, May 16.  On a warm, muggy day in Lancaster County 4 clubs, the Mohicans, the Eclipse BBC of Elkton, the Minvera BBC of Bridgeton, and the Rising Sun BBC took the field after riding the rails of the Strasburg Rail Road to the Verdant Farm.  In the first match, Kennett Square got by the Rising Sun Club 11-9 although Rising Sun put up a fight and scored 4 late but couldn’t plate the other 2 runs necessary for the tie.  In the other semi final, the Eclipse played the Minvera for the first time ever and came away with a 23-2 win setting up a show down with Kennett.  In the championship, it was a low scoring affair in the beginning of the game and after 5 innings it was 3-2 but then the Mohican pulled away at the end winning their first Strasburg Bat 13-5.  In the 3rd place game, Rising Sun downed Bridgeton.

 

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The next Strasburg Rail Road Tournament will be in October as 6 clubs compete for the coveted trophy bat.  Those 6 include:  the Keystone BBC of Harrisburg, the Excelsior BBC of Milford, the Bog Iron Boys of Allaire Village, the Flemington Neshanock, the Rising Sun BBC and the Elkton Eclipse.

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2 New Clubs Join MAVBBL for 2014

The Mid Atlantic Vintage Base Ball Club is pleased to announce the addition of 2 more clubs to the Federal (Eastern) Conference.  The Minerva Base Ball Club of Bridgeton, New Jeresey actually started playing a couple of games at the end of the 2013 season and is all set to compete in 2014.  The Minerva is a re-start of the actual club that played in the 1860s and competed against first class clubs in Philadelphia.  It was started by an insurance group in the 1860s and the same company has restarted the 21st century edition.  The  Mohican Base Ball Club of Kennett Square is already to compete in the League as well in 2014.  The Mohican Club will be the 2nd Club in Chester County and like the Brandyines, they are modeled after one of the most successful amateur clubs in southeastern Pennsylvania.  The Mohicans had several players play in the Major Leagues including Herb Pennock, the Hall of Fame pitcher for the famous 1927 Yankees and General Manager of the Phillies.

Both clubs are now available for scheduling and look forward to a very successful 2014 campaign.  They join the Providence Grays from Rhode Island as new entries in to the MAVBBL for 2014.  Stay tuned for even more announcements about future clubs right here!