*** UPDATE*** 8:00am
The Matches for Sunday are on! A couple of scheduling changes though…
Flemington is scratched so Arundel will play Potomac at 11:15 and Potomac vs Flemington is canceled. Stay tuned here for more updates throughout the day if weather turns bad.
The 4th Annual “Chopper” Base Ball Festival is coming to Elk Landing in Elkton, MD on April 24 and 25, 2010. This event which formerly featured Maryland Clubs vs New Jersey Clubs and then Maryland Clubs vs Other States Clubs has grown to 12 participants in 2010.
On Saturday, some of the most veteran clubs in vintage base ball will be playing along side of some of the newest. The Elizabeth Resolutes, the Elkton Eclipse and the Somerset Frosty Sons of Thunder will join the Diamond State BBC of Delaware, the Athletic BBC of Philadelphia and the Eureka BBC of Bohemia for an action packed day of 19th century base ball.
On Sunday, 9 clubs will be take the apple starting at 9:30am as clubs from Potomac, Chesapeake, Arundel, Bohemia, Flemington, Talbot, Elkton, Havre de Grace and Somerset play matches just the way they would have in 1864. Stay tuned to this site next week for all the scores and recaps!
On April 17th the Annual New York/New Jersey Cup took place at Old Bethpage. The Flemington Neshanock dropped two matches to the locals 24-12 to the Brooklyn Excelsiors from Old Bethpage and they took it on the chin 13-2 against the New York Mutuals.
The Neshanock’s fortunes turned around on Sunday though as they won a division match against their rival from Elizabeth as they downed the Resolutes 9-6 to pick up an all important divisional win.
On April 18th we saw a brand new club play its inagural matches against the defending league champion Elkton Eclipse. The Bohemia Eurkeas will be an excellent club as they move from muffin status to veterans but the Eclipse on the 18th were too much for the upstarts as the Eclipse won both matches. (See match of the week for more details).
In other match action this past weekend, Potomac increased its overall record to 3-1 with a split of matches between itself and the Diamond States from Delaware. Potomac won the first match 28-5 and Delaware came away with the nightcap 8-4.