Jake Neutz and Mike Neville have been selected to represent Thames BBC as Northeast All-Stars in the 4th John Martin Memorial Series at Muzzy Field (Bristol, CT) on Sunday Sept. 26th. Warmups are at 9:30am for 10:00am tripleheader (1864 rules).
Zach Kohl was selected as 1st alternate and Chris Hurtgen as 2nd alternate if Jake or Mike are unable to play.
Jake was the only player to be named on every ballot. Simon Phillips and Casey Hurtgen also received multiple votes.
Votes were cast by everyone on the Thames BBC roster who played in a game this season.
Thames BBC had a somewhat challenging season in 2021 due to roster issues. We expected some problems after not having played at all last season but it was worse than expected. We had two regulars move out of state before the season started, two more regulars who had been on the team at least 15 years retire, and two other regulars whose work commitments kept them from playing in any matches.
We only had 8 players who appeared in at least one match and only 3 who played in every match. Chuck Ciccarello was instrumental in helping us field a team by arranging for substitute players from his Hartford Bulldogs team as well as from the Wethersfield Red Onion team as needed. As a result, we only had one match early in the season cancelled due to a lack of players.
We closed out our regular season today with our first-ever match vs. the Westerly Quarrymen. Their first season was in 2019 and they are still trying to build their roster. Their proximity to New London (about 20 miles) has our teams planning to hold some practices together next season and lend each other players as needed.
Our off-season will be spent trying to recruit some new players and working on some new promotion plans.
Great day for base ball at Fort Trumbull! Thanks to the Hilltoppers, for making the long drive from Woodstock, as well as the Bulldogs who helped up fill out our lineups. Special thanks to M-it for umpiring and his son Meat Wagon for an outstanding job catching for Woodstock!
Our match vs. the Wethersfield Red Onion this Saturday has been canceled.
Group photo of Woodstock, Thames with subs from the Red Onion and the Bulldogs.
Our next match is at home at Fort Trumbull on Aug. 14th vs. the Woodstock Hilltoppers.