Gettysburg, PA– A driving thunderstorm right before the 6th Annual Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival nor the searing heat could keep the thousands of fans away as 18 clubs converged on Gettysburg on July 18 and 19. The setting was once again at the Schroeders Farm just minutes from the Peach Orchard and the day 2 battlefields. Fans were not disappointed as some of the best matches in the history of the festival took place. Many clubs from the MAVBBL joined the Tennessee Hog and Hominy Club, the Columbus Capitals, the Spring Creek Nine and the Maine Dirigo club for an epic weekend of base ball and friendship.
Some of the highlighted games included a 1-1 11 inning battle between the Eckfords and the Fair Plays. The Eckfords also lost a 8-7 squeeker at the end to the Elkton Eclipse. The Eclipse also gave up 2 runs in the top on the 9th but scored 3 in the bottom frame to down the Dirigo Club from Maine. Maine also lost a heartbreaker to the Atlantics 11-10 in the same fashion.
It was once again a great event and look for the 7th one to take place the 3rd weekend in July. We hope to see you there!