This weekend past, the Tunnelmen of Lisbon hosted their friends from the Bristol (Rhode Island) and Thames (New London) Base Ball Clubs for a Round Robin match on Sunday. The previous inclement weather experienced let to a wet field, coupled with a high-cut of the grass led to a slow track. Only a few ground balls made their way past fielders, resulting in lower game scores. Bristol prevailed over Lisbon in the opener by a count of 4-3, Bristol then defeated a mix-9 team from New London and finally Lisbon past Thames by a 10-3 score.
Lisbon's next matches will be at the New England Vintage Base Ball; Festival which is being held in Cornish, Maine during the weekend of 24-25 June. Huzzah!
With the inclement weather experienced a couple weekends ago, the Lisbon Tunnelmen's season debut was delayed. This Saturday 20 May will be their first match of the season, hosting the Woodstock Hilltoppers. First game will commence at 10:00 and a great time is expected by all!
8/20/2016 - The Tunnelmen were visitors at a familiar locale, Fort Trumbull in New London to play pick nine matches. Players from the Hilltoppers, Newtown/Sandy Hook, Red Onion, Thames and Lisbon clubs were represented. The first match between Lisbon and Thames was hard fought but the Tunnelmen outlasted Thames by a count of 15-11. The second match had the Red Onion/Newtown nine playing Thames with a little assistance from Lisbon. The Red Onion/Newtown prevalied in the second match by a count of 12-4. A third match between Lisbon and Newtown/Sandy Hook never materialized as only twelve players remained as many were being called to serve in the newly transpired Civil War.
8/6/2016 - The Lisbon Tunnelmen were welcomed to a new venue, accepting an invitation to play on George's Island off the coast of Boston. The Mudville BBC of Massachusetts hosted us and a crew from Maine, the Dirigo BBC. The backdrop was picturesque but the performance of the Tunnelmen was not. A higly competitive match was lost by a count of 5-4, as Mudville handed Lisbon its first loss of the seaosn. Thereafter, Lisbon matched up against the Dirigo BBC and took out their frustrations with a 30-10 victory over their new cohorts from the north! Our next match will be Saturday August 20 at Fort Trumbull in New London, Connecticut.
7/21/2016 - The Lisbon Tunnelmen welcomed their friends from the Thames Nine Base Ball Club of New London, CT to our home field this past Saturday, 16 July. Two spirited and well-played matches were completed in the Saturday heat, and the Thames club appears to have added a talented new infielder to their roster. The Tunnelmen was able to take both matches from Thames by counts of 11-1 and 8-1. Our next match is 31 July against the Woodstock Hilltoppers, located at the Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts.
6/15/2016 - The Tunnelmen in consecutive weekends took a total of four matches. On 4 June, Lisbon was graciously invited to play a round-robin with the Thames Base Ball Nine and Bristol Blues Base Ball clubs and were fortunate enough to take two matches to move to 6-0. On the 11 June, the Woodstock Hilltoppers welcomed the Tunnelmen up to Northern Connecticut where we were victorious in our matches to advance to 8-0 on this season. Our next match is versus the Thames Nine Base Ball Club of New London on July the 16th, Saturday at 11am at our home field.
5/17/2016 - The Lisbon Tunnelmen hosted their friends from the Bristol Blues Base Ball Club this past Saturday 14 May 2016. Despite suiting just 8 players for Match 1, Lisbon prevailed by a count of 15-5. Match 2 was much more competitive as Lisbon relinquished a large lead in the ninth inning to escape with a 13-11 victory. Our next matches will take place on 4 June 2016 at Fort Trumbull in New London, CT versus both the Bristol Blues Base Ball Club and the hosts, the Thames Nine Base Ball Club.
5/2/2016 - The Lisbon Tunnelmen base ball club were hosted by the Thames Nine of New London, Connecticut, on 30 April 2016. The offensive outburst displayed was overshadowed by not one, but two Strikeouts in the 1st match. Thames veteran hurler Ted Phillips seemed to have a refined fastball that caught Special K Reynolds off-guard, leading to 2 long walks back to the bench. Match 1 was taken by Lisbon 35-4 and Match 2 was also taken by the Tunnelmen by a count of 27-8.
Our next match is 14 of May, 2016 versus the Bristol Base Ball Club of Bristol, Rhode Island at the Tunnelmen's home field.