Match Recaps

Mountain City climbs Knoxville 11-3

It was a beautiful day for the start of the vintage base ball season. The sun was high and bright with clear skies, giving promise of warm days ahead. There was still a bite in the cool spring air with a game time temperature of 52 degrees.

MountainCityVBBC won the bat toss and took their defensive positions. The big willows of the Holstons showed up in the first inning and tallied two aces. MC then took to the dish and somehow managed to score 5 aces in the bottom of the first. Both teams showed some rust and first match jitters.

The remainder of the match was a defensive battle. For the Holstons, Sampson covered center and left field with ease and Cannonball was a blockade at the 3rd sack. Sour Mash and Sampson hit the onion well and put runners in scoring position several times.  They had one ace in the 2nd inning, however the Holstons would cease to tally another ace the rest of the match

For MC, Taco in left field, Sweet Feet in center, and Mighty Bandit at short stop continuously made great defensive plays. Including a beautiful 6/3 double play by Bandit and Cowbell.  At the dish, Taco, Bandit, Pepper and Sweet Feet all had a great showing. MC was able to slip in a few more aces later in the match for a final score of 11-3 in favor of the Mountain City club. Taco was awarded the game ball.

Hog and Hominy Picked Nine take 2 of 4

In their debut performance yesterday, the travel team of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball, the Hog and Hominy Picked Nine took two of four games at the Queen City Invitational in Cincinnati.

The H&H took two six inning games in quick succession from the host teams, Red Stockings of Cincinnati and the Buckeye Club of Cincinnati playing using the rules of 1865. The H&H then fell short against the Champion Hilltoppers and the Wyandotte Stars.

The H&H will next take the field against the Elkton Eclipse in a series of base ball matches commencing Saturday June 27th. The first matches will be played at the lawn of President Jackson’s home at the Hermitage, followed on June 28th with matches at the Bicentennial Capitol State Park in Nashville.