Merrimack Valley Magazine

Merrimack Valley Magazine July 2013

Merrimack Valley Magazine July 2013

The Essex Base Ball Organization made the cover of this months Merrimack Valley Magazine


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Also there is a mention of our games in Portland Maine this past weekend in the South Portland Sentry

Essex and Clamdiggers Sweep

Essex vs. Dirigo

Essex vs. Dirigo

On Saturday the Essex Base Ball Club traveled to South Portland Maine to play against the Dirigo Base Ball Club and Presumpscot Nine both of Maine.  The day was sponsored by the Maine Historical Society and was played at beautiful Southern Maine Community College.   In the first match against Dirigo the Essex Nine marched off to a commanding lead but due to a series of errors and poor play the Dirigo batters were able to cut the lead but the experienced Essex boys dug in and eventually defeated Dirigo 14-7.  The second game was against the newly formed Presumpscot Base Ball Club and despite their inexperience they played flawless defense limiting the Essex strikers to just four runs on the day.  Despite the low offensive turnout for the Essex boys their defense was impeccable and the pitching of Pat “Short Order” Cook kept the strong Presumpcot batters off the bases.  The final score was 4-0 in favor of Essex.  The Essex Nine is excited to see such a competitive team and look forward to seeing them on the field again soon.


On Sunday back at the farm the Newburyport Clamdiggers took on the Portsmouth Rockinghams.  In a back and forth game the Clamdiggers were able to rally from behind to capture a 11-10 victory.  The second game was also won by the Clamdiggers 10-6.  Despite the losses the up and coming young Rockinghams showed their ginger and look to continue to improve.

Fathers Day Weekend

The Essex Nine took on the Melrose Pondfeilders this past Saturday and easily defeated them 15-3 and 21-8.

Essex returns to action June 22nd as they travel to South Portland Maine to take on Maine’s finest ballists. Sunday June 23rd the Rockinghams will be playing the Clamdiggers at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury.

Lowell Handles Rockinghams

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This past Sunday the 2012 EBBA champion, Lowell Nine took on the young Portsmouth Rockinghams in Essex Base Ball Association action at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm.  The Rockinghams looked very promising in their first match of the year but could not keep with the experienced ballist of the Lowell Nine.  Several errors for the Rockinghams and timely hitting from the Lowell boys spelled out doom for the Rockinghams. In both games of the doubleheader Lowell came away victorious winning the first game 17-3 and the second 13-6.  The Rockinghams will be a powerhouse of a club when their ballists get a little more seasoning under their belts. 

In the third game of the day the Ipswich Brewers took on the Presumpscot Nine of Maine.  In a closely fought match the Maine boys came out victorious over the Brewers of Ipswich. 

The next match will be Father’s Day weekend, Saturday June 15th at 12pm at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury as the Essex BBC takes on the Melrose Pondfielders.  Bring your dad and enjoy some great 1860’s base ball.