We had a busy weekend this past weekend with teams playing both days. On Saturday the Elkton Eclipse of Elkton, MD traveled up to Spencer Peirce Little Farm to take on the Boston Red Stockings (aka Mudville) and Essex. The Red Stockings played the Eclipse in the first game and matched the boys from Elkton run for run until finally the Eclipse were able to charge ahead for the victory.
In the Second game Essex was able to put 5 runs on the board in the 6th to win commandingly 12-4. The offense was led by Chris “Monkey” Sheehy, Brian “Cappy” Sheehy, and Patty “Boom Boom” Wadland. Pat “Short Order” Cook was able to keep the Eclipse batters off balance only surrendering 4 runs. After the games both teams traveled to Woodman’s in Essex for some clam chowder and lobsters. We would like to thank Woodman’s for hosting us and providing such great food. We would also like to thank Ipswich Ale for the fine ales we had at the game. We would like to thank the Eclipse for making the trip. We hope to see them again soon….(maybe Gettysburg 2014?)
The Newburport Clamdiggers squared off against the Lynn Live Oaks on George’s Island in Boston Harbor Sunday. The weather was perfect and the fan turn out was even better. Players brought a good family crowd and dozens of tourists sat and watched (some with great confusion until the rules were explained).
The Newburport’s bats were very alive in the first game, winning 18-5. Daisy cutters were a plenty for both teams, as the field was dry and played very fast.
Game two was much closer. Lynn trailing 8-4 in the top of the ninth got the score to 8-7 with two outs and the bases loaded. A cleanly fielded ground ball got the lead runner out at home and Newburyport held on to the 8-7 win.