2017 is taking shape

March 24-26– VBBA Conference in Cooperstown, NY

Sunday April 9th First Open Practice* 12pm

Monday April 10th– Lecture 7pm Woburn High School

Saturday April 22- Jan’s Pitch 4.5* 11am

Sunday April 30th Open Practice* 12pm

Saturday May 6Draft Horse Plow Day Opening Day– Rockinghams vs. Clamdiggers and Lowell BBC vs. Live Oaks* 10am- 3pm

Thursday May 18th– Wolfe Tours Kids Clinic

Saturday May 20- Clamdiggers, Live OaksBoston Beaneaters in Boston, MA

Sunday May21st Lowell BBC vs Rockinghams* 1pm

Saturday June 3rd– Essex @ CT

Saturday June 10thRockinghams vs. Live Oaks* 10am

Sunday June 11th– Lowell BBC, Beaneaters and. Clamdiggers* 11am triple header

Sunday June 18th Father’s Day Games* 12pm

June 24th– 25th Tournament Cornish Maine

Sunday July 9Byfield Little League Day– Lowell BBC vs. Live Oaks* 12pm

Sunday July 16th– Live Oaks, Rockinghams, NH Granite* 11am triple header

Saturday July 22nd Liberty Bay Credit Union Game in Woburn, MA

July 29th– 30th Hosting Ohio Muffins* Time TBD

Saturday- Rockinghams, Lowell, Muffins

Sunday- Clamdiggers, Live Oaks, Muffins

Saturday August 5th Essex @ Bethpage, NY in the Doc Adams Festival

Saturday August 12th Fiber Revival Lowell BBC  vs. Clamdiggers*12

August 12-13– Members of the Association playing as the Melrose Pondfielders @ National Silver Ball Tournament in Mumford, NY

Saturday August 19th Clamdiggers vs. Rockinghams location TBD

Saturday August 26th– Essex vs. Dirigo in Biddeford Maine

September 2nd and 3rd- Mix Nine @ Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival

Saturday September 16 Ipswich Ale Fallfest Mudville vs. Lowell/ Newburyport Mixed Nine (one game) Live Oaks vs. Rockinghams (two games)* 12pm

Sunday September 24 Haverhill Game

Saturday September 30 American Music Festival (playoff and championship)

Saturday, October 14th5th annual Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts 

Jan’s Pitch Rain or Shine

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The Jan’s Pitch Game will be Saturday October 1st rain or shine. (lets hope for shine), so swing by Spencer Peirce Little Farm and catch a little vintage base ball & help raise money for breast cancer research and inner city art programs in Lawrence, MA. There will be three games starting at 11…in addition to base ball, there will be Ipswich Ale, Jim Jam Hot Dogs, silent auctions, raffles, a donkey, a giant pig and more! To buy tickets ahead of time (they will be on sale at the door as well) or make a donation you can click here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-jans-pitch-game-tic…

There is also an updated list of raffle and auction items onwww.janspitchgame.wordpress.com

Newburyport Wins

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It was Music Festival at Spencer Peirce Little Farm and the crowd poured in to catch the Essex Base Ball League’s playoff action.
Game 1 was an 8-7 victory for Newburyport over Lowell. It was a back and forth battle paced by defense and pitching. Newburyport’s Mike “Ace” Kent got the win on the hill, Bob “the Better” West threw out a runner stealing second late in the game, 3rd base was finely fielded by Paul “the New Guy” Chiozzi and Charlie “the new Dad” Ticotsky, leadoff hitter Ryan “Wild Wild” West was on base and stealing second all day, and Jon “Specs” Curley executed a delayed steal of third base that surprised even his own team. The game was closed out with a towering foul ball in left that was well field by the sure handed Patty “Boom Boom” Wadland with a runner on second.
The championship game was a 16-6 victory for Newburyport over Lynn.  Newburyport’s Matt “Queen of Diamonds” Larrabee broke out of what seemed a month long hitting slump hitting daisy cutter after daisy cutter. Jon “the Professor” Streff and Dan “Minuteman” Kent also paced the offense.
A big thank you from the EBBL to all of our family, friends, and fans for attending. And special thanks to Spencer Peirce Little Farm for hosting.
Our final event of the year is Jan’s Pitch on October 1st, we hope to see you there!