April 9, 2016

Eastwoood Iron Horses Intra-

Squad Match

Final Tally --> Lake Erie: 10, Mad River: 7

Final Tally --> Lake Erie: 10, Mad River: 7

It was a bit of a chilly day on 9 April 1860. The roundhouse was light on duty as the crew awaited the next run between Dayton and Springfield. So, they worked up a game of base ball to pass the time. The Old Man Mac) served as umpire while a dozen or so locals observed as audience either directly near the field or in heated carriages.

After nine innings of play, the Lake Erie squad under Passenger had the best of the Mad River squad under Coltrane following a blessing of the field by Sire, a raising of the colors of our nation by Black Snake, and a reading of "The Defence of Fort McHenry" by Ballast Scorcher.
Scores of the box of both sides are as follows:

Lake Erie - 10 Runs tallied
Passenger (Ryan) - 5/6, 2B, 4 R, RBI
Bouncer (Garry) - 5/6, 3B, 2 R, 5 RBI
Ballast Scorcher (Patrick) - 2/5, 3 RBI, Sacrifice
Sire (Caleb) - 4/5, RBI
Throttle God (James) - 0/5
Hiker (Jerry) - 1/5, R
Jeremiah Jr (Joel) - 2/5, R
Boomer (Bob) - 2/5, 2 R, SB

Mad River - 7 Runs tallied
Coltrane (Michael) - 2/6
Fireman (Earl) - 4/6, 2B, R, RBI
Brewmaster (Tony) - 3/6, R, 2 RBI
Runner (Thomas) - 4/7, R
Black Snake (John) - 4/7, R, RBI
Sparky (Daniel) - 3/7, 2B, R, RBI
Stude Tallow (Tim) - 2/7, R, 2 RBI
Boxcar (Scott) - 3/6, 2 R