Easton, MD– On an often rainy, humid day on the Maryland Eastern Shore, 3 historic rivals got together to honor the memory of Scott “Curley” Murphy, the captain of the Talbot Fair Plays who tragically passed away 2 years ago in a match with the Atlantics. All 3 clubs took time between games to honor the fallen captain of the home club. In the first game of the day, the Fair Plays hosted the Atlantics. A couple of weeks before the Atlantics swept both games at Smithtown, Long Island. On this day though it was a much better game. A tie game in to the last frame made it quite an entertaining afair. The hometown Fair Plays scored twice though and won a hard fought match 8-6.
The Atlantics were then ready to play their 4th match in two days against the Eclipse who the Atlantics had lost to only once in 17 tries. After scoring the game’s first run, the Atlantics looked like they may win yet again. However the Eclipse had other thoughts and piled on 2 runs in the first and then took a 11-2 lead in to the 8th inning. The Eclipse then tallied 8 runs to win going away 19-5.
In the 3rd game of the day, Elkton picked up where it left off against the Fair Plays. 8 runs in the first inning for the horsemen lead to a 20-5 blow out for the visitors from Elkton. It was a great day of base ball and fellowship by 3 clubs who really enjoy playing each other. Great food and drinks were provided by the Talbot club for a wonderful day of base ball.