Ronks, PA- The Mohican Base Ball Club of Kennett Square became the first club outside of the Elkton Eclipse to win the Strasburg Rail Road Tournament on Saturday, May 16. On a warm, muggy day in Lancaster County 4 clubs, the Mohicans, the Eclipse BBC of Elkton, the Minvera BBC of Bridgeton, and the Rising Sun BBC took the field after riding the rails of the Strasburg Rail Road to the Verdant Farm. In the first match, Kennett Square got by the Rising Sun Club 11-9 although Rising Sun put up a fight and scored 4 late but couldn’t plate the other 2 runs necessary for the tie. In the other semi final, the Eclipse played the Minvera for the first time ever and came away with a 23-2 win setting up a show down with Kennett. In the championship, it was a low scoring affair in the beginning of the game and after 5 innings it was 3-2 but then the Mohican pulled away at the end winning their first Strasburg Bat 13-5. In the 3rd place game, Rising Sun downed Bridgeton.
The next Strasburg Rail Road Tournament will be in October as 6 clubs compete for the coveted trophy bat. Those 6 include: the Keystone BBC of Harrisburg, the Excelsior BBC of Milford, the Bog Iron Boys of Allaire Village, the Flemington Neshanock, the Rising Sun BBC and the Elkton Eclipse.