Potomac Downs Elkton; Also Wins Against Chesapeake
The first game between Elkton and Potomac was nip and tuck throughout the entire 9 innings, as each team displayed stellar defense while exchanging one run leads. Down by one run in the bottom of the ninth, Josh “Lightning” Leiling of Potomac came through with a game winning 2-run hit sealing the 5-4 victory for the Potomac Nine, their first ever against Elkton, the reigning Maryland State champions.
The second game between Elkton and Chesapeake featured plenty of offense. Elkton won this match 22-2 and earned them a split on the day. The third and final match went a rain-shortened 6-innings, with Potomac narrowly defeating Chesapeake 9-5. The Chesapeake and Potomac squads proudly displayed their sharp looking brand new uniforms on this fine day. The teams displayed outstanding sportsmanship throughout the day and many thanks go to Richard “Pastime” D’Ambrisi for umpiring all three games.
Significant vintage base ball interest was generated among the hundreds of spectators as players mingled with attendees, including dozens of thrilled children. Multiple photographers and press were present to record the special day. In the coming days, articles and photos will be shared with all.
Talbot and Chesapeake City Split
Talbot came up to Cecil County to take on the Cecil’s in a battle of two Maryland State heavyweights and contenders for the league title. In the first game of the day, Chesapeake City downed the Fair Plays 26-13. In the night cap, the visitors from Easton turned the tables and took the second game 15-9 earning a split and also earning 1 point in the Maryland State Series as both clubs completed their match against each other so each picks up 1 point in the final standings in what is turning in to a true barn burner as the clubs race towards the state championship tournament in Glen Burnie in September.
Diamond States Sweep Arundel
A special event was planned for the visitors from Glen Burnie as its match with the Delaware Nine took place on Pea Patch Island in Delaware. After ferrying over to the site, the home club was not as hospitable as the Excelsiors would have liked as the Diamond States won 28-8 and 15-3 to sweep the match.
Brooklyn- Newtown Postponned by Rain
Saturday’s match between the Atlantic and the Sandy Hooks was wiped out by bad rain storms. We have not heard of a make up date as of yet.