Lewis, Delaware– The organizational match of the Cape Henelopen Club in Sussex County, Delaware was a rousing success on Saturday. 14 adults and several youths came out to take on a select team made up of members of the Diamond States, the Fair Plays, Eurekas, and Eclipse. Hundreds of fans and curious onlookers were in attendance on a beautiful field just one street off of the water in Lewes to witness the event. After about 15 minutes of instruction from the veterans the muffins took the field to try their hand at 19th century base ball. There was mutch promise in the first frame as several Sussex players reached base, but did not score. The select club showed their prouness though and walked away with an easy victory, though runs were not the most important thing on this day. The select club showed the muffins that once you pick up a vintage base ball and bat, you’ll never want to play softball. We think these men are hooked on the game and will be ready for action next season. If you are interested in joining them, contact us and we’ll get you their information! Many thanks to the 3 Talbot Fair Plays, the 3 Elkton Eclipse, the 2 Bohemia Eurekas, and the 5 Diamond States for showing the crowd how to play the game!
MARYLAND CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES TOURNEY SET
Elkton clinched the number 1 seed on Sunday as they defeated the Dauntless of Havre de Grace 24-14 as the skys opened up at the Stepping Stone Museum washing out the second match. Also affected by the weather was the second game of the Chesapeake-Bohemia game. Bohemia won the first game 29-7 before heavy rains washed out the finale.
Next Sunday at Jerusalem Mill, the 4th Annual Maryland State Championship Tournament will kick off at 10am with a record 6 clubs in attendance. At 10am, the Talbot Fair Plays will play the Arundel Excelsiors while the Havre de Grace Dauntless take on the Chesapeake Nine. The Winner of the Havre de Grace/Chesapeake game will play Elkton while the Talbot/Arundel victor will play Potomac at Noon. The championship will take place at 4:05pm.
BROOKLYN WINS TWO OVER OYSTER POND
Atlantic made its annual excursion to picturesque Poquatuck Park in Orient to face the Oyster Pond Eagles. In the first contest, Atlantic struck first, and struck mightily, with 6 runs in its first inning, then adding 7 more runs in the 4th inning to coast to an 18-6 victory. Toothpick led Atlantic with 4 hits, including a double, and scored 3 aces. TC, Dreambucket, and Wildhorse each had 2 hits for Atlantic. Tree picked up the victory.
In the second contest, Atlantic scored once in its first, but the Eagles answered right back, scoring 3 times in their first to take a lead they would hold until the 4th inning, when the Atlantic offense took over while its defense held the Eagles to only one more run. The result was a 16-4 triumph for the Atlantic. Wildhorse and Willy Mo led Atlantic with 2 hits apiece. Wildhorse successfully pitched his first game of the season for Atlantic, gaining the complete game victory.