Jerusalem Mill, MD– The Elkton Eclipse took home their 4th straight Maryland State Championship on Sunday after a glorious day of base ball in Jerusalem Mill- home to the Chesapeake Nine. In the first round games, Talbot jumped on Arundel early and often defeating the new club 12-0. In the other first round game, Chesapeake squeeked by Havre de Grace in a well fought 10 inning afffair 11-10 after both clubs fought hard to get to extra innings. In the second round Talbot continued their dominance of the day downing the #2 seeded Potomac Club of Washington 9-3 while Elkton disposed of Chesapeake 14-6. This set up a repeat of the last 3 state championships in Elkton vs Talbot. The last time these clubs met, Talbot easily downed the Eclipse 14-9 to win the Gettysburg Championship.
Elkton started the scoring with 1 in the 1st, but Talbot came right back with 2. After Elkton tied it up in the second, they held Talbot scoreless in the 2nd. Elkton then smashed through with 5 runs to go up 7-2 after 3 and cruised the rest of the way to a 19-6 victory over the Fair Plays. Brian “Hops” Howarth was named by the Eclipse as its MVP for the tournament after a great day at the plate. Great fielding by Erik Myers in Centerfield and excellent pitching by Tom Duffy and catching by his battery mate Tim Bower as well as the rest of the club made the wins for Elkton.
See the story in the Baltimore Sun about the tournament at http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-08-30/news/bs-md-old-time-baseball-20100829_1_uniforms-ball-players-rules
ELIZABETH and BROOKLYN SPLIT
Atlantic hosted the Elizabeth Resolutes in a pair of matches, one to be 1864 rules, the other 1870 rules. In the first contest, Resolute stymied the Atlantic bats, showing a defense of the Atlantic style, to gain an 11-5 victory. Atlantic managed only 9 hits, with Shakespeare and Dreambucket having 2 each. TC added a double and Billy Goat had a triple.