Elkton, Maryland — The Elkton Eclipse swept newcomer, the Havre de Grace Dauntless, in a pair of 19th century base ball matches at Elk Landing on Sunday. In the first match, the Eclipse jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning and never looked back. After Havre de Grace came close by making the score 7-6 in the 4th inning, the Eclipse ran off 8 runs over the next two innings and then cruised to a 21-12 victory. In the night cap, the Eclipse jumped on their foes from Harford County by scoring 12 tallies in the first 3 frames and then coasted to a 18-9 win in front of a modest crowd of 62 onlookers watching vintage base ball on a cool day in Elkton. Elkton improved to 2-0 in the Maryland Association of 19th Century Base Ball Clubs and 4-0 in the Mid Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League and took over sole possession of first place.
Tim Bower from Rising Sun went a combined 11 for 11 in the two matches and Tom Duffy from Elkton picked up both wins as the hurler. Greg Rodenbaugh from North East finished the day with 7 hits. The Eclipse’s next event will be Eclipse night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks on May 28th. The Eclipse are selling tickets for the game for only $9. Elkton’s next match is at Talbot on May 30th in a big Maryland and Mid Atlantic League matchup. Elkton’s next home match is June 13th at Elk Landing against the Mudville Nine from Boston, MA starting at 1:00pm. For more information about the Eclipse or to inquire about playing vintage base ball, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org