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.