The Essex Nine traveled to Colt Meadows in Hartford CT for the annual Colt Meadows Invitational held during Memorial Day Weekend. In the first game the local nine was matched up against their neighbors the Melrose Pondfielders. Looking to avenge two early season defeats the Essex Nine marched out to a lead and never looked back. Behind the strong pitching of the Undertaker and the Wizard and a strong defense the EBBC rolled to a 11-0 victory.
The next game against the Providence Grays was much of the same as through seven innings the pitching duo of Wizard and the Undertaker held all strikers at bay. The offense was boosted by some surprising power by the ageless wonder Wiz who was hitting the ball like he was 25 again. In the 8th and 9th the Grays were able to squeeze out two unearned runs but the Essex boys held on to win 10-2.
Essex and Lynn have a busy weekend coming up. On Saturday the Essex Nine travels to Georges Island to take on the Mudville BBC and the Saginaw Old Golds of Michigan. On Sunday the Lynn Live Oaks take on the Ipswich Brewers at Smolak Farms in North Andover, MA, games start at 12pm.