Five games were played at beautiful Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA this past weekend starting with three on Saturday June 11th.
Game 1 Newburyport 8 Mudville 6
Defense was key for the Clamdiggers in this lively match! Pat “Boom Boom” Wadland displayed his handsome fielding early on by passing it sharply to third for a put out heard around the diamond and sending a clear message to the ruffians from out of town! Later, Dan Kent caught a ball on the tip top and turned it to Bob West for a spirited double play, further asserting their stalwart display.
Game 2 Newburyport 15 Portsmouth 8
In the Clamdiggers second outing, their offense became the main event with Paul “The Wall” Chiozzi hitting daisy cutters for the Rockinghams all day long. Also of note, “Minute Man” Dan Kent made his debut in left field and looked like a natural fielding countless sky balls while avoiding the chicken coup and tree in foul territory.
Mudville was able to defeat the Rockinghams in a back and forth game.
Lowell 17 Lynn 9
A reformed Lynn Live Oaks started off their outing strong with a competitive showing thanks to a few newly acquired additions. Namely Pat “Short Order” Cook, and a man known only as ‘Blackbeard,’ a rookie whose prowess as a striker has defied his being called a muffin, to his face. Lynn was on the board first and jumped out to an early lead that would however soon be overcome by the veteran-laiden Lowell 9 aided by their returning star first baseman Eric “Goose” Gosselin. In the end, Lowell proved too much for the Live Oaks, and triumphed 17-9.
Lynn 10 Lowell 25
The Second game started up where the first left off for Lowell scoring a quick 12 runs in the first inning on which, although challenged at times, the Lowell 9 was then able to ride the coat tails of their co-captains’ and leading run producers of the day, the Sheehy Brothers, to victory. Nonetheless, the young Lynn squad was no country club however and showed great camaraderie as they battened down the hatches and mounted several spirited come-back innings, yet in the end the boys from Lowell would prevail.