On Saturday the Essex Base Ball Club traveled to Fremont NH to take on the NH Granite as part of Fremont NH 250th celebration. The day was warm and the crowd was eager to learn about base ball as it was played in the 1860′s and the Essex Nine did not disappoint displaying fine hitting and solid defense in both games. The NH Granite traditionally play 1880′s so the first game was a little bit of an adjustment to 1860′s rules and the score showed as Essex easily won 19-9. In the second game the Granite began to figure it out but still could not match the experience of the Essex Nine. We would like to thank the Granite for two fine games and the Fremont NH 250th anniversary.
Sunday the Georgetown Samosets were supposed to travel to Georges Island to take on the Georgetown Samosets but unfortunately Presumpscot could not field a full nine. The day was not totally lost as members of the Samosets went out to the island to play pick up games with the cranks.
All members of the Essex Base Ball Association return to action Sunday June 15th on Fathers Day for a quadruple header beginning at 10am with the Lowell Base Ball Nine taking on the Newburyport Clamdiggers and then following the Lynn Live Oaks vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams. Bring your dad and enjoy the day. Saturday June 14th members of the EBBO will also be in Lowell at the Lowell Spinners game doing a short demo prior to the Spinners game.