In yesterdays games the Newburyport Clamdiggers defeated the Lowell Nine in both of their games and the Rockinghams won both of their games over the Lynn Live Oaks 25-13 and 11-10 in 10 innings. These teams square off again in the championship next Sunday October 4th. 10am Newburyport Clamdiggers vs. Lowell Nine, 11:45 Lynn Live Oaks vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams, 115 Winners play in championship.
After a few weeks off all four teams will be back to action this Saturday as part of Ipswich Ale’s annual Harvestfest. The games will start at 10am with games one and two featuring the Newburyport Clamdiggers and Portsmouth Rockinghams. Games 3 and 4 will be between the Lowell Nine and Lynn Live Oaks. Come enjoy some great games and great beer.
The Essex Base Ball Organization is happy to announce that the Flemington Neshanocks of NJ will be coming up to visit the great state of Massachusetts this coming weekend. On Saturday we will be at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA playing a triple header. The first game will start at 11am featuring the Lowell Base Ball Club against the Portsmouth Rockinghams, game 2 will be the Flemington Neshanocks vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams, and game three will be the Lowell Base Ball Club vs. Flemington Neshanocks. After the games the teams will be heading to the Port Tavern in Newburyport. Come on down and meet your favorite players. Brad Shaw of the Flemington Neshanocks might even be willing to do a rendition of “Casey At Bat”.
Sunday Flemington will travel out to Georges Island to play a mixture of the Lynn Live Oaks and Newburyport Clamdiggers.
In September of 1866 the mighty Concord Kearsarge matched up in a series of matches against the Portsmouth Rockinghams, and in both instances the boys from Concord came out victorious. Fast forward 149 years later to Leary Field in Portsmouth for the rematch sponsored by the Portsmouth Athenaeum. In the first match the game was a tug of war affair in which both sides exchanged the lead back and forth until the bottom of the 9th when the Rockingham pitcher walked in winning run securing the win for the Kearsarge. In game two in much the same way the game went back and forth and saw the lead change hands several times but in the end the Kearsarge held on for the victory. We would like to thank the people of Portsmouth for coming out and the Portsmouth Athenaeum for sponsoring the game.
Due to the weather this season we have adjusted our September schedule to accommodate some of the make up games and provide our players more opportunities to play this season. Therefore we have changed the September 12th Ipswichfest to a quadruple header starting at 10am featuring the Newburyport Clamdiggers vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams in games one and two, followed by the Lowell Nine vs. Lynn Live Oaks in games three and four. Saturday Sept 26 will be another quadruple header with Lowell Nine vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers and Lynn Live Oaks vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams starting at 10am. Sunday Sept 27th will be the Boston Beaneaters, Dirigo BBC, and Mixed Nine 11am
This year we will be participating in our third annual recreation game in Portsmouth NH sponsored by the Portsmouth Athenaeum at Leary Field at 12pm. The first year saw the Lowell Base Ball Nine take on the Portsmouth Rockinghams, then in year two the Essex Base Ball Club took on the Portsmouth Rockinghams. This year we are recreating a series of games that took place in September of 1866 between the Concord Kearsarge and Portsmouth Rockinghams.
So come on out and enjoy the rematch.