Saturday August 5th the Essex Base Ball Club traveled to Old Bethpage Restoration Village in Long Island to participate in the Doc Adams Old Time Base Ball Festival. Wearing new bibs thanks to Rae Fortin the boys from MA took the field against the New Yorkers. In game one the Essex bats rattled off a series of hits to run ahead and never look back defeating the NY Mutuals 10-2.
Game two was against the always tough Atlantic Base Ball Club. In a game of stellar defense the score stood at 1-1 going into the bottom of the 8th. Unfortunately for the Essex boys the Atlantic’s scored 6 in the 8th to secure a 7-2 victory.
Saturday August 12th Fiber Revival
Game 1 Newburyport 11 Lowell 6
In game 1 Newburyport got off to a quick start with a 5 run inning and kept the lead the entire game. Mike “Ace” Kent prevented the mighty Lowell hitters from any big innings while solid defense from Adam “the Professor” Gilbert at 3b and Matt “Queen of Diamonds” Larrabee at 1b.
Game 2 Newburyport 10 Lowell 9 in 10 innings
Game 2 was a back and forth battle that had it all. Lowell took the lead in the early innings while Newburyport took it back in the middle. In the top of the 9th inning Lowell trailed 8-7 and was able to take a 9-8 lead. Lowell’s run scoring was powered by Chris “Monkey” Sheehy’s cycle. In the bottom of the 9th Newburyport tied it up 9-9 to send it to the 10th. In the bottom of the 10th with two outs and a runner at third, Glen “No Big Deal” Farrell hit a line drive to left field for the walk off win, his second walk off hit in as many weeks.
Thanks to all the fans that made the games even more enjoyable!