The boys of Massachusetts were up to the task this weekend as both the Live Oaks and Essex Nine defeated the Flemington Neshanock of Flemington, NJ. The local nines could not have asked for two better days of vintage base ball action, as the setting of Fort Warren on Georges Island is the perfect spot for vintage base ball action. For the Live Oaks the two wins on Saturday makes five in a row for the feisty club. The Essex Nine was happy to regain their winning ways on Sunday with two impressive wins, including a shut out in the second game. The scores were lost of the ferry ride back to Hingham but the Organization is happy to have had the Flemington guys make the trip up and look forward to seeing them in the future, there is not a finer group of players and we are happy to have added new friends.
Click the link below for pictures from Sunday.
Lynn hopes to continue its winning ways on Sunday July 27th as they take on the Melrose Pondfielders at Seaside Park in Marblehead, MA. The games begin at 11am.
114E into Marblehead. When you reach the intersection 114 and Humphrey St. in Marblehead, Marblehead High School will be in front of you. Take a left at this light. At the second set of lights after this, take a right onto Ocean Ave. At the set of lights, take a left onto Atlantic Ave/129. Field is called Seaside Park. It is about a half mile down on the right, across from the police station, which is on your left. Park in the large lot across the street from the park.
On Saturday July 12th the Lynn Live Oaks squared off against the Melrose Pondfielders and delivered two solid victories 16-5 and 17-3.
Next Game Press Release For This Weekend’s Games
Come join the Lynn Live Oaks and Essex Base Ball Club July 19th and 20th for a weekend of 19th century base ball action as the Flemington Neshanock’s of Flemington, NJ travel to historic Fort Warren on Georges Island in Boston Harbor for a weekend set of games. Fort Warren served as a training ground and prison during the Civil War which makes it the ideal fit for 1861 base ball. Along with the games there will be several exhibit pieces on 19th century baseball on display and a rendition of “Casey at Bat” by Bradley Shaw of the Neshanock’s between games. Along with the games, which will be at 11 and 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday, kids will be allowed to take a few swings and run the bases between games. For more information on how to get out to the island check http://www.bostonislands.com/trip_getthere.html
For more information on 19th century baseball contact Brian Sheehy at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 978-790-5707 or you can check out our web site at www.essexbaseball.wordpress.com
On Saturday the Boston Beaneaters traveled to Waterbury, CT to play against the Hartford Senators and the Whatley Pioneers. The first game against the Senators was a greatly anticipated rematch and saw Chris “The Monkey” Sheehy return to the mound to revenge the loss of two weeks earlier. The Beaneaters ran off to a 9-0 lead but in the 6th the Senators marched back behind some Beaneater errors to make it 9-8. Despite the errors the Beaneaters were able to hold on 9-8 for the victory.
The second game saw Drew Murphy take the mound for the Beaneaters, and for not hurling at all this season he pitched a gem hurling 7 innings allowing only 2 runs. The Pioneers were equally tough in the field but the Beaneaters were able to tally 3 run. For the Beaneaters the day was highlighted by great pitching and clutch hitting. The Beaneaters improve to 4-1 on the season.
Sunday was not so good for the Essex Nine. The first game saw Essex matched up against the Brooklyn Atlantics. For 6 innings the two clubs played strong defense and matched run for run but then something happened to the Essex defense and the Atlantics capitalized to the tune of 8 runs and Essex was never able to mount much of a comeback.
The next game against the Waterbury Connors was not much better. Errors and lack of hitting killed the Essex Nine and allowed the Connors to enjoy yet another victory against the Nine. Check our photo section for pictures of the weekend.
Lynn returns to action July 12th against the Melrose Pondfielders at Endicott Park in Danvers, MA.