Sarge Aces the Field

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The gentlemen of the Mountain City Ball Club loaded up the modern wagons and headed to Spring Hill… a modest trek on foot… 46 hours and 139 mule miles… we arrived… welcomed by the likes of Schoolboy, Slim, and Seamus of the Nashville Maroons. On this day we traveled light, only our uniforms and bats, as the sun would surely take its toll on us. It was high noon when the first onion was hurled in the corn fields of Rippavilla.

Mountain City took an early lead in the 2nd inning with Bandit and Mayor scoring and ace each. In the 4th inning Sarge led off by getting the all elusive 4 bagger, which deserve a Hats off and Huzzah!

 

The club advances to 5-0 on the season tallying 14 aces to 3….

Unfortunately, our friendly ballist Slim for the Nashville Maroons suffered a broken tibia in the top of the 7th inning… if you wish to support his recovery please follow the gofundme link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/slimstibia

On behalf of the Mountain City Base Ball Club of Chattanooga, we wish him the speediest of recoveries and hope to have the pleasure of seeing him again in the garden catching a few hands dead against us… but not toooooo many.

We take on the Quicksteps of Spring Hill on June 2nd at the Tennessee River Park!

Hats off and Huzzah!

Hats offHats off and Huzzah! to 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. As always, they are a gracious host… they always help plan a wonderful family friend event full of No spitting, No Swearing, No Gloves, and several actives for the fans.

The rain held off on the 5th of May, Mountain City’s beloved captain, Mathew “Taco” Shelby, enjoyed the day… not in aces… but in celebration of his beloved homelands victory over French forces in 1862.

As for the rest of the Mountain City Club… Will “Sweet Feet” Bewley tallied 4 aces while Nick “Cue Ball” Bosco swung the biggest willow helping 4 ballist cross the dish and ring the bell making even the biggest Chattanooga Choo Choo shed a tear.

It was a great day of baseball, Mountain City advanced to 4-0 on the season besting Lightfoot 18-1.

Mountain City “Tweets” Past Stones River

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Springtime graced the scenic city on the banks of the Tennessee River as the mighty men of Mountain City squared off with the the Stones River Scouts, the reigning Sulfur Dell Cup champs.

It was evident early on that aces were going to be a fleeting commodity. Both teams exhibited stout defenses. Luckily, the Mountain City gents were able to push across several runs mostly attributed to the wily wrongsider known as Red Bird (TWEET TWEET).  He’s always a true gentlemen and played a great match. He was awarded, accordingly, with the game ball.

In the field, Cue Ball and Sweet Feet impressed the cranks and Preach showed great hands at the first sack.

The Mountain City Club ousted the Scouts 10-3 helping them move to 3-0.

The Frigid Farriers Fall to Mountain City

It was a well fought match in the dreary water-logged grounds of Mountain City. The Farriers’ beloved muckle, Caballo, swung a mighty willow but wasn’t able to out pluck the home team falling 17-8.

Bandit lead Mountain City with six “striker ups” according to the tallykeeper (Mrs. Red Bird) and kept the left scout busy bounding the onion. However, Taco stirred his best stumps and led with 3 aces.

Mountain City looks to take on the fine men of Stones River on 04/21/2018 at 2:30, come out to the Tennessee Riverpark and support your local clubs while watching the stumps stir and the onion hunt a few clouds.

Below you will find Mountain City’s secret weapon “The Fifth Inning” helping keep their garden hands warm.

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Mountain City Vs. Cumberlanders

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The mighty men of the Mountain City Club swung back into action Saturday in defense of their consecutive pennant winning seasons of ‘16 and ‘17 by defeating the Cumberland Club of Nashville by the score of 13-1.

Mountain City took the field first and their stout defense picked up right where they left off last season, making quick work of the top of the Cumberlanders order. They then took their turns with the willows and banged out seven hits tallying five aces before surrendering their turn at the dish. Mountain City would go on knock in three aces each in the third and fourth innings to build an insurmountable lead and turn the game over to their stifling defense.

Captain Mat “Taco” Shelby will lead the Mountain City nine back to the field of play again on April 7th at the Tennessee River Park against one of the founding clubs of the TAOVBB, the Franklin Farriers. First pitch is set for high noon, rain or shine.

June 4 MC Boxscore

NameABRHRBI
Britches7572
Shiner6452
Sweet Feet5136
Cowbell5232
Bandit5134
Pepper5341
Taco5131
Edmo6132
Tadpole6242
O B6261
Schweppes6140
6-4-2016

Mountain City Annihilates Farriers

A day which had seen its share of dark clouds and rain in the first game, broke into sunshine and cotton clouds for the second as the gentlemen of the Mountain City Vintage Base Ball Club welcomed the fine ballists of the Franklin Farriers to the Polo Grounds in Ft. Oglethorpe Saturday.

 

Substituting as Captain in the absence of their leader Wings, Mighty Bandit got the host club on the board first with a two run single through the left side. It was but an opening salvo in what turned out to be a long day for the Farriers, with the Mountain City club claiming a decisive 23-0 victory. Led by great defense, all hands on the club contributed to posting their second shutout of the young season to move to a record of 5 victories against 0 defeats. Mountain City has  allowed a stingy total of only 8 aces on the season so far.

 

At the dish, the Mountain City men were led by; Sweet Feet with 6 aces knocked in, and Britches and Obee getting 7 and 6 hits respectively in the same number of chances at the bat. The club also posted back to back innings of 6 aces tallied, turning the match into a rout. Assisting Mighty Bandit with the captain’s duties in Wings’ absence, Taco asked to award the game ball and shared it between Bandit and Sweet in honor of their father/grandfather who passed the week before. Bandit and Sweet would also like to share the honor with Wings, who lost his grandfather earlier in the week.

 

Andrew “Mighty Bandit” Bewley, Co-Captain and Short Scout for Wings

May 21 MC Boxscore

NameABRHRBI
Britches4121
Shiner4010
Sweet Feet4231
Cowbell4030
Bandit3121
Pepper4132
Taco4120
Wings4231
Edmo4120
Tadpole3131
Red Bird3112
O B 3011
Schweppes3011

Lightfoots take Downstream Cup

     Cup Final Game    MCVBBC v. Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga
  The Downstream Cup Final game featured the two ball clubs from Chattanooga, who were both victorious in early day action.  Lightfoot jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and the rest of the game would be a chess match between both clubs.  Each ace was precious and hard fought.  By the third frame, the score was tied and both teams would swap the lead numerous times.  At the end of 9 innings the match was all square at 6 after Bandit scored an ace in a close play at the dish.  It was the bottom of the 10th inning that saw Lightfoot score the game winning run after Mac scored from first on a great right field strike by H I.  This was the first win by the Lightfoot Club over MC and it came at an opportune time for them because it yielded the coveted Downstream Cup.
   At the dish for MC, Sweet Feet and Red Bird both went 3-3.  Edmo and Bandit anchored the infield, while Taco, Sweet Feet and Britches all made great plays in the garden.
   MC would like to extend a big huzzah to their Chattanooga brothers for their well deserved victory.