Cecils End Eclipse Dynasty-Take Maryland State Championship

Chesapeake City downs Talbot in MD State Championship

Glen Burnie, MD– The Cecil Club of Chesapeake City sit atop of the roost for the 2011 season as they win their first 19th Century Base Ball Maryland State Championship with two convincing wins over traditional Old Line powers.  In the first round matches of the day, the Potomac Nine of Washington won a hard fought victory over the host Arundel Exclsiors 17-10 to earn a meeting with the number 2 seeded Talbot Fair Plays.  In the other first round match, the 4 time defending state champion Elkton Eclipse got by the Chesapeake Nine of Baltimore 16-7 in  a match that was much closer than the score indicated.  In the 4th inning, Chesapeake was up 7-4 before being white washed the rest of the way.  This set up a match between the two teams in the Elkton Base Ball Club- the Eclipse and the Cecils.  Cecil went up 4 in the first inning and the Eclipse got one back in the 3rd.  In the first 3 innings the Eclipse left 5 men in scoring position with just one out.  After the Cecils added on another run to go up 5-1, the Eclipse cut it to 5-2 before Chesapeake City put up a 4 spot en route to a 13-5 convincing win to end Elkton’s reign.  On the other field, Talbot methodically took care of business against Potomac winning going away to set up the championship match.  Talbot has made it to the championship all 5 years– and all 5 years came up just short.  In a well played game, the younger Chesapeake City Club took home the championship 9-6.

MAVBBL Championship Tournament Site Set

The Mid Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League has announced the date and site of its championship tournament.  On Sunday, October 2nd, Fort DuPont in Delaware City, Delaware will host the 6 club event featuring the top 6 teams from the league as they battle for the league championship in this seeded single elimination tournament.  Stay tuned to this site for more details and opponents!

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