On a dreary Saturday morning the Essex Base Ball Club kicked off the 2016 campaign with two matches against the Boston Beaneaters in Dorchester, MA. With what may have been the best assemblage of talent ever to grace an Essex roster the boys took off in the first game scoring 12 runs in the first inning on their way to a 27-3 victory in game one. Game two was a back and forth game until the 4th when the Essex boys were able to establish a lead and at that point they never looked back winning 14-5. The Essex boys were helped with solid defense from center fielder Drew “Captain Clam” Murphy, first baseman Matt Larrabee, third baseman Brian “Cappy” Sheehy, and of course the masterful pitching of Brian “Wizard” Besse and Pat Cook. We would like to thank the Beaneaters for a good day of base ball and we look forward to seeing them again.
The Essex Base Ball Organization is gearing up for the start of the season…. here is what to look for:
Sunday May 1st all are welcome to join us in an open practice at 12pm at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA
Saturday May 7th the Essex Base Ball Club travels to Garvey Park in Dorchester, MA at 11am to take on the Boston Beaneaters.
Captain Mark Scapicchio
We are happy to announce the article that appeared in the Andover Townsman featuring Andover resident Mark Scapicchio
April 7th 2016 Andover Townsman Article
Due to the weather forecast we will be moving practice from Sunday April 3rd to Saturday April 2nd at 11am.
Members of the Essex Base Ball Organization will be hosting open practices at Spencer Peirce Little Farm, 5 Littles Lane Newbury, MA on the following dates, all are welcome to come and try their hand at 1864 rules base ball.
April 3rd 11am
April 10th 12pm
April 17th 12pm
April 24th 12pm
May 1st 12pm