On Saturday the Boston Beaneaters matched up against the powerful Hartford Senators. Despite a shaky first inning the Beaneaters were able to take a 6-4 lead into the bottom of the 8th behind the strong pitching of Chris “The Monkey” Sheehy, but with two out and the always dangerous Chris “Grit” Moran up for the Senators the Beaneaters were not out of the woods. Grit hit a ground ball to the shortstop and the throw went inches beyond the first basemen’s hands allowing two runs to score the game to be tied. Next batter up hit a ball over the center fielders head which put the Senators ahead for good. The game was one of the best for the season, the Beaneaters hope to play the Senators again this season.
The Essex Base Ball Club sailed out to Georges Island on Sunday to play the Waterbury Connors and despite horrible weather and a few last minute player cancellations the day was deemed a success for all. The club is looking forward to heading back out to the island in July. Check out our photo section for pictures of the day.
Saturday June 21st the Essex BBC will face the Melrose Pondfielders at 1pm at Perley School (51 North St.) in Georgetown, MA. The games will begin at 1pm and are sponsored by the Georgetown Historical Society.
Sunday June 22nd The Lynn Live Oaks will travel to Fitchburg to play the Fitchburg Rollstones at 12pm (100 Goodrich St. Fitchburg, MA)
Monday June 23rd- the 7th annual Hot Dogs and Hits at Endicott Park in Danvers. Come see the Essex Nine match up again with the Pondfielders. Games begin at 6pm.