The Essex Base Ball Association kicked off the 2013 season with two games featuring all four teams in the league. In the first game the new Portsmouth Rockinghams matched up against the Lynn Live Oaks. The youth of the Rockinghams showed and were able to run all over the field winning their inaugural match over the Oaks. In the second match of the day 2012 Association champion Lowell Baseball Nine took on the always tough Newburyport Clamdiggers. The Lowell Nine kept to their 2012 form and marched off to take a 10-2 lead going into the 9th. The Clamdiggers were able to tally 3 runs to make the final 10-5. It was a beautiful day with a great turnout. 2013 will be a great year for the Association.
On Saturday May 11th the Essex Base Ball Association will have an open game. All are welcome to come try their hand at playing. We have a few spots open on teams so if you are interested in playing in 2013 here is your chance to try it out.