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Harrisburg, Pa. - The Potomacs played a spirited three inning exhibition match with the Mechanicsburg Nine, a newly formed vintage base ball club following a Harrisburg Senators vs. Akron Aeros game on June 6, 2010 at Metro Bank Park on City Island in Harrisburg, PA.

With heavy rain earlier in the day threatening to thwart the match, the sun finally made its appearance and glorious weather reigned for the remainder of the day. Despite a strong effort by the Potomac side, aided by three ballists from the local Washington Fire Company #1, the Mechanicsburg nine ruled the day, winning by a score of 10-3.

Despite the disappointing outcome, a most satisfying day of base ball was had by all. The Potomac club was most grateful for the hospitality shown to them by the home nine and we look forward to future matches with the gents from Mechanicsburg.

If you need additional info see:

http://mechanicsburgnine.blogspot.com/

2010 Schedule

*All game times are 12:00pm unless otherwise noted

Chesapeakes (Baltimore, MD) Field: Jerusalem Mill

Date Event Opponent Location
Mar 14 Spring Training Intra-squad Centennial H.S.
Mar 28 Match (11am) Potomacs Away
Apr 11 Match Arundel Away
Apr 24-25 Tournament Elkton Chopper Tournament Away
May 16 Match Havre de Grace Home
May 22 Tournament Fort Delaware Festival Away
Jun 13 Match Talbot Away
Jun 27 Match Havre de Grace Away
July 11 Match Arundel Home
July 25 Match Elkton Away
Aug 8 Match Delaware City Away
Aug 28-29 Playoff MD State Championship Jerusalem Mill
Sept 19 Match Philadelphia Away
Sept 26 Match Delaware City Home
Oct 2-3 Playoff Mid-Atlantic Championship TBD

Potomacs (Washington, D.C.) Field: Bohrer Park

Date Event Opponent Location
Mar 14 Spring Training Intra-squad Centennial H.S.
Mar 28 Match (11am) Chesapeakes Home
Apr 18 Match Delaware City Home
Apr 24-25 Tournament Elkton Chopper Tournament Away
May 8 Match Arundel Home
May 23 Tournament Diamond State Tournament Away
Jun 20 Match Williamsburg Home
Jun 27 Match (1 game) Elkton Home
July 11 Match Talbot Home
July 24-25 Match Williamsburg (Fredricksburg TBD) Away
Aug 15 Match Arundel Away
Aug 28-29 Playoff MD State Championship Jerusalem Mill
Sept 19 Match Havre de Grace Away
Oct 2-3 Playoff Mid-Atlantic Championship TBD

Washington, D.C. - The Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club has announced the 2010 schedule for the Chesapeakes and the Potomacs. The Chessies and Potomac Nine will face each other in a spirited match on March 28th, 2010 as the first game of the year for the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League. The team formerly known as the Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club is now one organization of fellow ballists and cranks, organized as two separate teams: The Chesapeakes (based out of Baltimore, MD) and the Potomacs (based out of Washington, D.C.)

See schedule for more details.

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Elkton, MD - After playing a spirited match in Kingsville the previous day, the Potomacs traveled to the Eastern Shore to face the Eclipse of Elkton. It was a hot one in Elkton, but the Potomacs ignored the heat and rose to the challenge.

In the first game the Potomacs started out strong, scoring 6 tallies in the first 3 innings. They led a well-balanced offensive attack, with seven different club members each driving in a tally. Lightning and Buckeye each collected 4 hits. Lightning lived up to his nickname and claimed 12 total bases; he and Swede each stole 2 bags. Rookie “Bobby” (who has yet to receive a nickname), may have just earned one by coming through in the “Clutch” to produce 2 hits and a run in his first game. Counselor hurled a solid game, and complimented it with 3 hits. Buckeye came on in relief and with a brisk underhand delivery, struck out two Elkton batsmen. Defense proved a difficult task for both nines due to the uneven ground, stiff tufts of grass and the presence of groundhog holes in the outfield. Unfortunately, the Eclipse put up 16 tallies to win the match, 16-7.

Following a short repose under the shade trees, the Potomacs resumed their determined play in the second match, with Commodore on the mound. They tallied 2 runs in the first inning, and pounded the lemon shapeless for 4 runs in the 5th. Despite the long day in the sun, backstop Buckeye came up with some amazing foul tip grabs. Six of the Potomacs had more that 1 hit; Lightning and Zagnut each sent a double to the long-garden. Buckeye and Zagnut knocked in 2 runs each in their fashion. Ivy crept all over the basepaths for 3 steals. Once again, the uneven field proved difficult to defend as the hard-hitting Eclipse scattered frequent daisy-cutters all over the field. Swede snagged an over-the-head diving catch on the bounce deep in the left garden, much like Whippet’s stunner in Kingsville the day before. Behind 10-6 in the final inning, the Potomacs fought for one more run before falling to Elkton, 10-7.

Everyone on the club struck the lemon for at least one hit that day.

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Kingsville, MD - In a well fought game, with both squads supplemented by Union and Confederate soldiers, the Chesapeakes defeated the Potomacs 7-4 on a very warm day at Jerusalem Mill.

The Chesapeakes tallied an ace in the first when Mark "Zag" Kubofcik scored after a getting on base with a well struck single. The Potomacs tied the game in the third when Joe "Commodore" Stanik scored after reaching base on a single. The Chesapeakes scored twice in the fourth taking the lead 3-1 with one ace scoring on a double by Jeff "Pipes" Hornberger.

The Potomacs closed the gap in the fifth, scoring once and making the score 3-2. However, the Chesapeakes scored four times in the next four innings, including a steal of home by Ben "Moon" Pauwels, to lead 7-2. The Potomacs added two in the ninth but came up short, 7-4, in a very well played game.

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Washington DC - The second annual Washington DC tournament, which featured teams all the way from Ohio and North Carolina, saw the Chesapeakes and Potomacs compete separately for the first time.

On a very hot Saturday, the Chesapeakes dropped two matches losing 12-5 and then a heartbreaker 12-10 to the Ohio Village Muffins. The Potomacs fared better as they defeated Rochester 12-5 before forfeiting to the Brooklyn Atlantics 9-0.

On Sunday, the Potomacs lost a close game to the New York Gothams 12-9 before coming back to beat Navesink, NJ 8-4 in a very well played match. The Chesapeakes put up a good fight in their game before eventually losing 14-8.



Elkton, MD - The second annual Maryland/New Jersey challenge saw the C&P take on a newly formed nine, the Newark Eurekas, from Newark, New Jersey and a familiar foe in the Flemington Neshanock, NJ nine.

   In the first match the club played by the rules of 1864 base ball, C&P took on the Newark Nine. Newark outhit the C&P and dropped them 15-3. Scoop, who was perfect at the dish all day, collected 2 hits and new addition Ox added 3.

   The second game was the longest in C&P history, lasting 3 hours. Unfortunately, the C&P fell in an 1873 match to the Neshanock, 36-29. C&P had several players who collected multiple hits, icluding Zag, Ivy, Ox, Hobbs, Buckeye, Moon, Rock, Stretch, and Trotter. Cobb made the defensive play of the day, turning a double play on a beautifully caught ball in the right garden.

Baltimore, MD - The Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club have announced their 2008 schedule. The scheduled is highlighted by exhibition games at the York Revolution Fan Fest and the Bowie Bay Sox game in May. In addition, they will hold an exhibition during Civil War Days on July 19th. The team will also compete in the second annual Washington DC tournament, to be held on the National Mall on June 7-8.
Date Event Opponent Location Results
April 5 Fan Fest Elkton York, Pa PPD
April 27 MD/NJ Challenge Various Elkton, Md 3-15, 29-36
May 18 Exhibition TBD Bowie, Md PPD
Jun 7-8 DC Tourney Various Washington DC P: 12-5, 0-9, 9-12, 8-4
C: 5-12, 10-12, 8-14
Jun 22 Match Talbot Easton, Md C: 7-12, 10-9
Jul 19 Exhibition (Civil War Days) TBD Old Jerusalem Mill C d. P 7-4
Jul 20 Match Elkton Elkton, Md P: 7-16, 7-10
Aug 2-3 Vintage Tournament Various Old Bethpage, Ny
Aug 17 Match Elkton Baltimore, Md
Sep 21 Match Talbot Rockville, Md
Oct 12 MD State Championship TBD TBD
White Marsh, MD - "Bucket" is the captain and one of the three founding members of the Chesapeake and Potomac Nine. In the inagural game for the C&P, "Bucket" collected the first "tally" driven in, when Mark "Zag" Kubofcik tallied an "ace" on his sacrafices.
"Bucket" hit .273 during the squad's inagural season but improved dramatically during the second season. He earned his nickname because of an early season slump during the club's first season,
"Bucket" is responsible for the team's schedule, organizing the practices, and recruiting "muffins".

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Millersville, MD - "Curmudgeon" is the oldest player ever to suit up for C&P. He made one appearance for C&P in 2006 and collected four hits in seven at-bats during the Chesapeake Cup Tournament.
   He collected two key hits in the Gotham's tournament in New York, allowing Chesapeake and Potomac to split their games in their fist visit to the "Big Apple".
   Curmudgeon has hurled the most games for C&P during the 2007 campaign. He has collected four hits on the season and has stolen two bases. Curmudgeon also plays "Senior Softball".