The Essex Base Ball Club kicked off its season at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA with a bang this past weekend winning all three of its games. The day started with Essex matched up against one of the best teams on the East Coast, the Brooklyn Atlantics. In two back and forth games with great defense and timely hitting the Essex Nine was able to capture two victories 7-5 and 10-4. The top of the line up of Swifty, Monk, Murph, Cap, and Boom Boom steadied the offense. The defense was lead by a strong outfield and some good plays at first and third.
The third game was the first time out for the Ipswich Brewers and they had some rust but I am sure by the end of the season they will be challenging the Essex Nine.
We would like to thank the Brooklyn Atlantics for making the trip up and look forward to matching up again with them this weekend as we travel to Long Island.