The day got off on a good start when the rain stopped before the first game started. The sun, however, never did find its way out from behind the clouds. Lyme Taverners won both games by scores of 10-4 and 27-8 perhaps reflecting the fact that while this was our first match of the season, Lyme already had a match in their win column. We’ll get another shot at them on June 6th.
Update: Bristol has let us know that they won’t be able to make it to our match on Saturday. So we’ll just be playing a double-header with Lyme. First game at 10:30am, second game should start around 12:30pm.
Our first match of the season is a 3-team match vs. the Lyme Taverners and the Bristol Blues BBC of Rhode Island this Saturday, May 16th, on our home field at Fort Trumbull. We will play in the first game vs. Lyme and it will start at 10:30am. The 2nd game will be Lyme vs. Bristol which should start around 12:30pm, and we will play the 3rd game vs. Bristol starting around 2:30pm.
Instead of practicing tonight, we scrimmaged with the Connecticut College Baseball Club. The temperature was 45 degrees with wind gusts up to 25mph making it feel like 38 degrees. The last 20 minutes of the game were played in a steady light rain and there was even some brief hail at one point. CCBC jumped out to a quick lead in the top of the 1st and never relinquished it. A good time was had despite the weather.
The Ledyard Historical Society presents “1860’s Baseball – Then and Now”, a program on vintage baseball presented by Mike Dreimiller and Jim Wyman.
2:00pm – Sunday, April 19th
The Bill Library Meeting Room
718 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard
Refreshments will be served.
Free Admission ~ All are Welcome!
For information, call (860) 464-9912.
The forecast for Thursday looks decent and the field at Fort Trumbull is clear of snow and dry. So we’re going to try to have our first practice of the year. Those who can’t make it to practice are welcomed to join us at On The Waterfront afterwards.
Our schedule for 2015 is almost complete with room to add a couple more games.
Sat. May 16 vs Bristol and Lyme @ Fort Trumbull
Sat. May 30 vs Red Onion @ Wethersfield Cove
Sat. June 6 vs Lyme @ Fort Trumbull
Sat. June 20 vs Red Onion @ Fort Trumbull
Sat. July 18 vs Hartford Dark Blues @ Fort Trumbull
Sat. July 25 vs Bristol and Lyme @ Griswold (Historical Military Encampment)
Sat. Aug 8 vs Lyme and Red Onion @ Fort Trumbull
Sat. Sept 12 vs Hartford Dark Blues @ Wethersfield Cove
Sat. Sept 19 vs Waterbury Connors Alumni @ Chase Collegiate School, Waterbury
Sun. Sept 27 vs Bristol and Lyme @ Concordia Boat Yard, South Dartmouth, MA
Update: A home/away series with Woodstock has been added: August 15 at Woodstock and August 29 at Fort Trumbull. We have twelve dates now. Won’t look for any more unless something out of the ordinary comes up.
Replaying The Old Ball Game – The Day/Karin Crompton
Vintage-Rules Baseball May Be Played At Fort Trumbull – The Day/Karin Crompton
Seaport’s Vintage Ball Team Needs A Revival – The Day/Steve Slosberg