2017 Match Results
Old Beth Page, Long Island, New York
August 2nd & 3rd, 2014
The Boys from
Brick Meeting House ventured to the 17th Annual Old Bethpage Old Time Base Ball festival. The Rising Sun Club was well represented with 12 ballists in tow. Banker notched 2 wins against Lime Taverners 6-5 and Westfield Wheelmen 13-12. Also, it was Banker garnering the game winning hit against Westfield in the bottom of the last inning in a rally started by Brett Meat Gobble. The star of the weekend was first base man David “Big Dutch” Detweiler with two homeruns and splendid play at first base. Also showing strong, Brian “Everydaze a Holiday” Bodalatto with splendid tree trimming and using his arm to throw out runners from left field.
The two losses by the club on the weekend were to first class clubs The Providence Grays 12-4 and the Liberty Red Onions 8-4. The club returns to the field on August 17 @ West Chester, PA to face the Brandywine BBC.
Rising Sun Wins Mid Summer’s Night Classic – Jun 23 , 2014
Elkton, MD– The first midweek 19th century vintage base ball game in Cecil County, Maryland was played Wednesday night, June 18 in front of over 125 fans at the Terrapin Station Winery. It was a benefit for one of the Eclipse’s fallen players, Alberto “Taco” Soto. Mr. Soto succumbed to sarcoma over the winter. He played for Elkton and had several friends on the Rising Sun Club.In a great twi-night match, Rising Sun jumped on the Eclipse to take an early lead. Elkton was never able to get going offensively and ended the night with just 12 hits and 6 runs. Great base running and play by the Rising Sun club led to a 9-6 win. It was their first win over Elkton since 1867. In all, it was a great night that saw over $300 raised for the family of Alberto Soto and for Sarcoma Awareness and research. (story courtesy of MAVBBL website).
Rising Sun Grinds Down Chessies for Two Wins at Jerusalem Mill
Led by stellar pitching and timely striking the boys from brick meetinghouse upset the home opener for the Chesapeake Nine this past Sunday.
After some confusion earlier in the week about who was hosting the match, Rising Sun traveled to Jerusalem Mill on Sunday. The boys from Brick Meetinghouse were not gracious guests as they fell behind 4-0 early in game one, only to charge back in the late innings led by newcomer at first base, Dutch Detweiler to take game one 10-5.
Game 2 saw the offense crank up and the defense get stingy as the visitors played a stellar game. Bolt Haines used strategic hitting and his superior speed to advance around the bases with ease. The boys from Brick Meetinghouse never yielded a single tally to the Chessies the entire match thanks to excellent defense and what Commodore Stanik called “a tremendous pitching exhibition by Banker.” The final in game 2 was Rising Sun 14 Chesapeake Nine 0.
August 3 @ Twin Lakes Brewery
The club ventured north and east to Greenville, Delaware in a return match with the Diamond State. Rising Sun with only 6 regulars 2 subs and 1 friendly from the Brandywine BBC enjoyed the day of baseball despite the drubbing by the entire DSBBC roster. Rising Sun dropped the match to DSBBC 27-10 afterward and during a grand time was had by all. Many members of both clubs enjoyed food and drink and conversation at the BBC Tavern.
Rising Sun welcomed their friends from the Diamond State BBC to Mcmillan farm for 2 spirited matches and some fine food, drink and fellowship. The defense was the order again on this days as Rising Sun defeated Delaware in game 1 with the go ahead run of a very tight game coming in the bottom of the 8th. The Diamond States came back with the win in game 2 with the go ahead runs comng in the bottom of the 6th inning and winning 7-5. Afterward, the club gathered together for a nice banquet/bbq and social hour. A grand time was had by all.
Rising Sun Welcomed the State Champion Eclipse and the 2012 Silver Ball Champion Talbot Fairplay to McMilan farm for an Idependence Day Event. The event was preceded by the National Anthem sung by Julia Rodenbaugh. The First Match saw the Eclipse and Fairplay renew their rivalry with Elkton coming out on top 11-3, Next the host club took the field against Talbot in another tight defensive effort but the visitors came out with the victory 4-2. The final match of the days saw Elkton topple Rising Sun 16-1 desite Rising Sun battling into the 7th only down 5-1 the wheels came off and Elkton used their skill which has helped them become State Champions on 5 different occasions in the last 6 years,Smoke
Rising Sun traveled to Arundel with 6 ballists and a friendly from Elkton and preceeded to drop both games of the double dip 6-3 and 5-1.
Welcoming the Lewes BBC to McMillan Farm, the Rising Sun Club played what many are refering to as the greatest defensive 19th Century ball game ever witnessed in the modern era. The Boys from Rising Sun dropped both to the Lewes BBC but not without significant drama. Both club displayed solid and spectacular defense. Game 2 was signigicantly more defensive than the first and many we happy to be part of the event. Rising Sun pitcher Greg Rodenbaugh was heard many times saying “this is the greates base ball game I have EVER taken part in” the final tallies were 6-2 and 3-0. The 3-0 game was a no hitter on both sides until the bottom of the 7th inning.
A return match to open the Rising Sun Clubs new home on McMillan Farm brought the Excelsior of Milford calling. On a wet day in the pastures of McMillan the local boys were again outgunned by Milford this time dropping a double header 13-1 and 21-10. The club showed well and a grand time was had as we opened our new home.
Milford – May 19
The Club traveled to Milford Delaware with 9, only a handful of regulars to battle the Excelsior. Rising Sun dropped both matches 21-2 and 5-2 respectively and lost centerfielder Memphis to a hand injury.
Westminster, MD – May 5, 2013
The club traveled west to Westminster, Maryland on Sunday past to challenge to Union Mills 9 of Carroll County. The match was held as part of the 150th Anniversary First Call Event leading up to the 150th Anniversay of the Battle of Gettysburg. The rag tag boys from Union Mills jumped out to an early lead in the first half of the first frame surprising the Rising Sun Club with some splendid hitting, in addition to muffs in the field by Rising Sun the Union Mills 9 tallied 4 in the top of the first. Rising Sun came back with 1 tally in the bottom half of the frame as Cisco stroked a single stole second and third and scored when Smoke Lofton roped a single to left. The next two innings saw no tallies by either club as defense and solid pitching was the order. In the bottom half of the fourth the Union Mills hurler Schoolby Bafford ran into trouble as the Rising Sun boys hit their stride and tallied 5 with the help of 1 walk 4 singles and 12 stolen bases in the inning. Rising Sun added 4 more in the bottom of the 6 with the help of a triple from Banker and solid hitting from the newest member of the club in Tex Besancon. Solid Pitching from Banker and Cap sealed the deal as the Union Mills 9 could only manage 3 more tallies in the last 2 frames. The final tally was 12 for Rising Sun and 7 for Union Mills. Rising Sun Ballist of the Day was the newcomer Tex Besancon 3 for 3 with a double and 3 stolen bases and a splendid arm at third base. Honorable mention goes to another new addition, Crusher Tracy as he displyed splendid ability at first with a spectacular catch, and launched a monsterous blast in his final at bat in the match.
Next, the boys travel to Milford, Delaware May 19, for what expects to be a staunt challenge against the Excelsiors.
Philadelphia – April 14, 2013
The boys from Rising Sun traveled north to Philadelphia on Sunday past to challenge the Athletic Club of Philadelphia. The boys fared well in their first full club outing to begin their first season. Despite lacking their premier striker in Kevin “Money” Grady the Rising Sun Club struck the ball well in the first match but but started the bottom half of the first inning down 9 tallies. The most athletic of The Rising Sun Club was by far the gentleman who manned the centerfield position and was first striker. The one they call Memphis had the most splended day ever seen by many a fan. Splended fielding and excellent striking saw this gentleman go the entire day and never be put out while stealing bases as he pleased. The Rising Sun Club chipped away at the Athletic lead inning by inning and tallying 5 in the bottom of the 8th frame to pull within 4 however were put out in order to end the match at 18 for Philadelphia and 14 for Rising Sun.
Match two was a much better accounting of all the boys from Rising Sun. Again lead by the one they called Memphis the boys struck first and tallied two. The Athletics came back with 4 in the bottom of the 1st frame however the Rising Sun boys were just getting warmed up as they tallied 6 in the 3rd then 2 in the 5th, 5 in the 6th and 6 in the 7th then managed to hold off a rally by the Philly club closing the match on an attempt by Philly to steal home but a splended play by the gentleman referred to as Cisco ended the match 21 – 15 in favor of Rising Sun.