The Cumberland Club of Nashville opened the 2022 Vintage Base Ball season up with a win over the Franklin Farriers at Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee. It is both their first win at Carnton and their first opening day win in club history.
Up and down the lineup, contributions came from everyone as each Cumberlander had a multi-hit day. New comers Rico, Country Bumpkin, and Young Pepper all drew their first hits and drove in their first RBI. Veterans Shadetree, Fish, and Spoons all hurled scoreless innings, leading the defense to their most impressive performance yet.
Finally, second year Cumberlander Speck reached base five times in as many at-bats, while also scoring three times of his own. Speck was also a major factor on defense with more than a few infield assists by sweeping up hard to play dribblers in front of home plate.
On Sunday April 24th, the Cumberlanders welcome the Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga to their home grounds of the Hermitage. First hurl is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., with two games scheduled prior. In the first match, the Stones River Scouts take on the Phoenix of East Nashville at 11:00 a.m. The second match features the second appearance of the Scouts with the Lightfoot making their first appearance of the day. First hurl for the second game is 1:00 p.m.