On behalf of the Essex Base Ball Organization we would like to thank all of the teams that participated in the Father’s Day Weekend Festival. We had eight teams, two field, and a whole day of great games.
Essex 12 vs. Liberty/ Hooks 3
Melrose 12 vs. Mudville 11 (10 innings)
Bristol 3 vs. Newtown 1
Liberty 12 vs. Melrose 6
Mixed Nine 21 vs. Ipswich 3
Mixed Nine 3 vs. Mudville 2
Essex 7 vs. Newtown 3
Bristol 13 vs. Ipswich 2
for photos of the day check out Ray Shaw’s
On Saturday after a quick game of wicket the Essex Base Ball Club hosted the NY Mutuals. The Essex lineup was finally at full strength and was able to handle the Mutuals 9-0 and 11-5. We would like to thank the Mutuals for making the trip up to MA and we hope to see them on the field again soon.
On Sunday in EBBA action the Lowell Baseball Nine took on the Lynn Live Oaks. The Lynn squad was missing a few key parts and suffered from some costly hitting losing both games 22-0 and 24-11.
Join the Essex Baseball Organization Saturday June 9th at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA for Wicket and two 1861 rules Baseball Games. At 10am all ages are welcome to try their hand at the wild game of wicket. Wicket was a 19thcentury ball game played in Western, MA and CT that is similar to cricket but played with a much larger ball, underhand pitching, and a six foot bail that the striker must protect. Come learn about a nearly forgotten game and see one of the bat and ball games that played a part in the development of baseball.
Click link to the rules of wicket
At 12pm and 2pm watch the Essex Base Ball Club take on the NY Mutuals in 1861 rules baseball which include no gloves, underhand pitching, and an out can be recorded on the first bounce.
Admission to the games are $5 and Ipswich Ale will be selling beer.
On Sunday June 10th at 12pm the Lowell Nine takes on the Lynn Live Oaks in Essex Base Ball Association action.