Four MAVBBL clubs saw action in the 2nd Annual Gettysburg 19th Century Base Ball Tournament this past weekend and three of them made it to the semi finals. None of them though won the championship as Saginaw Michigan slugged their way to the winners circle. Chesapeake City defeated the Huntington Champion Hilltoppers and the Flemington Neshanock to win their division, while Elkton downed the Cincinnati Buckeyes and the Central City Stars from Colorado to win their bracket. Flemington made it in as the wild card after soundly defeating the Hilltoppers. Mechanicsburg also competed playing the Mudville Nine from New England and the eventual champion, the Saginaw Old Golds.
In the first semi final, the Eclipse snuck by the Neshanock 9-8 in one of the best games played by these familiar foes in years. In the other match, the Old Golds overwhelmed the Cecils with a 9 spot to cruise to an 11 run win. In the championship, after the Eclipse scored 1 in the 4th to start the scoring, the Old Golds layed a 10 spot down to eventually go on to a 22-5 win to take home the gold ball.
Diamond States/ Chesapeake Split
In other matches this weekend, Delaware traveled to Kingsville to take on the Chesapeake Nine from Baltimore. The Chessies were coming off of a 9-8 loss to Central City, Colorado just a couple of days before. In the first match, Chesapeake won 12-9 while the Diamond States took revenge in the second game 10-2