The Boston Beaneaters traveled to East Providence on Saturday to take on the veteran squad of the Providence Grays in a split 1884/ 1886 series of games. The first game of the doubleheader was played by 1884 rules and saw Drew Murphy take the hill for the Beaneaters. Murph shook off the rust and pitched an amazing game, which saw the Beaneaters win 30-7. The whole team chipped in offensively but the team was really boosted by the return of Pat “Food Stamp” Foley from his run in with a fence in Bristol. Foley had two hits to go along with two walks. Drew Murphy helped his own cause with two homers in the first game to go along with several hits.
The second game of the day was played by 1886 rules and saw Chris “The Monkey” Sheehy take the mound, and as usual Monkey was dominant only allowing one run for the game. The Boston offense still was still red hot tallying 17 runs. Brian “Cappy” Sheehy chipped in with a homer in the second game to go along with several hits. The Beaneaters return to action July 7th as they take on the Boston Colonials.
The season is heating up this coming weekend with three sets of games in three days. On Saturday the Lynn Live Oaks head to Georgetown, MA for an exhibition for the Georgetown Historical Society, then on Sunday the Essex Base Ball Club heads to Waterbury, CT to take on the New York Mutuals and Brooklyn Atlantics. In the final game of the weekend, Essex takes on the Melrose Pondfielders in the annual Hot Dogs and Hits night at Endicott Park.