The skies over Calvert were gray and ominous as the Boys from Brick Meetinghouse welcomed their friends from the lower shore. The day was warm and viscous as the dank air of the shore moved across the region welcoming the season.
Rising Sun allowed their visiting adversary to take the turn at the bat first as they awaited one more ballist to arrive by a delayed carriage from a weekend in the big city. The contests were hotly contested as Field Captains Brian Tex Besancon of Rising Sun and Scott Tin Can Martino from Talbot employed their fielders and batters in a strategic fashion. The muckles for Rising Sun, Doug Cornbread Wiggins and Captain Tex Besancon provided the bulk of the offense for the hometown club while Banker kept the adversaries guessing at the dish with fine pitching as they defeated the visiting Fairplays in game one 10-7.
In the second game of the match the Fairplay were granted the opportunity to strike last. In the second half of the double dip the Fairplay took the lead in the bottom of the first frame never surrendering and staying strong in the field and at the dish. The Fairplay had full participation from their contingent as Moonlight and Bolt added to the already stout bats with many cloud busters and daisy cutters to force the hometown boys for muff plays and chase herculean blasts to the garden. Rising Sun employed the services of Jamie Spike Workman in the pitchers box and had the Fairplay in doubt many times. Eric Dirt Campion and Robert Cheddar Lambeth found their stroke and got hot at the dish in the match game. Unfortunately the boys were not able to overcome and Talbot took the match game 12-6. A fine day by all as Mother Nature allowed the matches to be completed before unleashing her will in the form a claps and flashes as the day ended the boys share their standard camaraderie and refreshments post match.