The weather gods have not been kind of the Essex Base Ball Organization, todays game in Portsmouth between Lowell and the Rockinghams has been canceled. Have no fear Lynn, Newburyport, and Hingham will be playing at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury tomorrow starting at 11am
Unfortunately mother nature is not cooperating with us again and the games scheduled for tomorrow in Tewksbury have been canceled. We hope to schedule something in Tewksbury in 2019.
Join the Lowell Base Ball Nine and Lynn Live Oaks for some base ball 1864 rules.
Schedule for the day
1:00 Intro to Rules of game
1:15 Kids play
2:00 National Anthem
2:05 Game 1
3:30 10-minute Intermission
Game 1 on Sunday was a lively demonstration as the Newburyport and Portsmouth batted around for combined outburst of 38 runs. The Rockinghams appeared to have victory safely in hand by the end of the 8th inning as they headed into the 9th with an eight run lead, however Newburyport’s hitters rallied mightily in the top of the 9th with 6 runs but eventually fell short of extending the game for the fans. The final tally was a scoreboard busting 20-18 with Portsmouth’s offense being led by Sean “Big Macky” Bakke who hit multiple blasts into the Left-Center gap while driving in several of Portsmouth’s base runners.
Game 2 was another close match as Portsmouth jumped out to an early lead but the Clamdiggers chipped away in the middle innings and eventually took over the lead in the 8th inning with a 4 run rally. With an 11-8 lead in the top of the 9thinning, and with Portsmouth baserunners threatening to tie the game with only one out, the Clamdiggers swiftly demonstrated an unconventional but highly effective double play to secure the victory. The crowd on this day witnessed an amazing 57 runs cross home plate, and as the teams gathered to salute the crowd at least one fan yelled out to the weary teams to “play another”.
After a long layoff the Essex Base Ball Organization returned to action Saturday as the Lowell Base Ball Nine and Newburyport Clamdiggers squared off.
In game one it was a neck and neck game until the 8th when Newburyport scored two runs on a Lowell error and Lowell was not able to score in the 9th.
In game two Lowell charged out and never looked back winning 12-5.
Do you like sheep sheering, historic farms, Ipswich Ale, and 1864 rules base ball? If you like any of those things join us Saturday May 5th at beautiful Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury MA as the Essex Base Ball Organization kick off their 2018 season. Four games will be played.
10:00 a.m. Lowell BBC vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers
1:00 p.m. Portsmouth Rockinghams vs. Lynn Live Oaks
Throughout the day their will be
House tours at the manor house and tenant house.
Wagon rides for the family.
Sheep to Shawl crafts.
Spinning or resident sheep ( and goat!)’s wool.
Ipswich Ale Brewery will be here with their tapmobile AND JimJamz hot dogs.
Music, listen to traditional NE folk music.
Free to Historic New England members
Please call 978-462-2634 for more information or buy tickets online.
Due to rain we will cancel practice Sunday April 29th…. Opening Day May 5th… More to come this week