News From the Ball Field: Eclipse Wins Two Over Rivals

Easton, Maryland — The Eclipse Base Ball Club of Elkton took two hard fought victories from the Talbot Fair Plays on Sunday in a fight for supremacy of the Mid Atlantic League of Vintage Base Ball Clubs as well as the upper hand for the number one seeding for the Maryland State Championships.

In the first match, in a well played contest that went back and forth until the Eclipse broke the game open in the 8th, the Elkton club won 14-11. The Eclipse plated 7 men in the 8th after being down 8-7 going in to the bottom of the inning. A chopper down the line by Brian Howarth led to Gery Roberston (from Chesapeake City) to score the go ahead run.

In the second contest, Elkton downed the hosts from Easton 7-6 in 10 innings in what was the third extra inning affair in three years between the two clubs. Jon Kilpatrick’s single up the middle was the go ahead hit that brought Tim Bower (from Rising Sun) home in the bottom of the 10th for the victory. Like the first match, the game was a close affair the entire time with neither club taking more than a 2 run lead at any point through out the contest.

Elkton improves to 6-0 in the MAVBBL (7-1 overall) and 4-0 in the Maryland State Championship Series. Talbot drops to 4-2 in the MAVBBL and 2-2 in the Maryland Championship Series. Elkton’s next match is at home at Elk Landing on Saturday, June 13th when they will be entertaining the Mudville Nine from Massachusetts. (The same club from Casey at the Bat Fame). The match starts at 1:00pm and it is free admission. For more information on the Eclipse go to http://www.elktonbbc.com or for more information about vintage base ball, go to http://www.vbba.org

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