Granite take Tri-State Battle for Georges Island


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The New Hampshire Granite waged their own war this weekend against fine squads from the Medford/Melrose Pondfielders and the Bristol Blues. While not that familiar with the 1860’s game on this 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg these men decided to honor the men who fought by playing by the rules 1864.

Game 1 : vs. Melrose

In a back and forth battle the Granite come out on top. Down 8-4 in the 5th inning the Granite responded well to the shear insane screams and shouts of their captain to come out and hit the daylights out of the ball. In addition the Granite defense was rock solid holding off a last inning surge to win 10-8. A well played game by both sides and a great start to the games.

Game 2: vs. Bristol

In an inaugural match between these two teams another show was put on for the crowd. With the Granite ahead 7-5 in the 7th inning Bristol went ahead with a 2 run  single with an additional run coming across on a hefty throwing error made by Captain Flask.  The Granite tied the game in the 8th and held off the Blues with men on second and third in the top of the ninth. With two outs, bottom of the ninth, Flask came to bat determined to make right  up for his earlier error. After singling, stealing second and third, a clutch infield single by Honest Don Cederquist brought the winning run home.

 

2013 Updated Schedule


*UPDATED*
2013 NH Granite Schedule

04/27 – vs. Whately Pioneers – 2 pm Herlihy Field Whately, MA
06/01 – vs. Providence Grays – 11 am Pennichuck Middle School Nashua NH
06/15 –  500 PM 1 Hour 1940’s exhibition Holman Stadium Nashua, NH
06/30 – Round Robin: Melrose Pondfielders, Bristol Blue Georges Island Boston, MA (all day)
07/21 – vs. Presumpscott Base Ball Club – 10AM Leary Field Portsmouth, NH
07/27 – vs. Whately Pioneers – 3pm Pennichuck Middle School Nashua NH
07/28 – vs. Providence Grays – 11am -1 hour exhibition McCoy Stadium Pawtucket, RI
08/03 – Bethpage NY – Bethpage Historic Tournament (Granite/Pioneer Mix Squad)
09/21 – vs. Melrose Pondfielders – 11 am NH Farm Museum Milton, NH
09/28 – vs. Providence Grays – 11 am Borderland State Park Easton, MA
10/05 – Round robin tourney(Presumpscott and Dirigo Base Ball Clubs) – 9am The Nick Wolfboro, NH

Granite melt Grays in Spring Sizzler


June 1st, 2013 – Nashua, NH – Behind the haunting words of their Skipper the New Hampshire Granite brought their bats and brought them early and often in a 20 – 11 defeat of the 1884 Providence Grays. Temperatures in the 90’s could not quell a solid defensive outing and specular hurling from Steve Sabre Smith who managed to wear the regulation uniform and resist temptation to wear capri pants. The true story of the day was center fielder Tolin Vaccaro who went 6 for 6 for the day. “Kid’s got wheels and hands, what else do you need?” proclaimed Granite short stop Collin Banjo Miller. The Granite and Grays played a second match in the 1864 style of base ball, however records of this game were seized by the Confederacy so the final outcome was not recorded.

The Granite next play June 15th in Historic Holman stadium against the Nashua Dodgers. The game will be played using the rules of 1940s.

Granite crumble to Pioneers


The New Hampshire Granite fell to the well staffed Whatley Pioneers on 27 Apr 2013. Well the Granite provided excellent defense, following this 4 day journey to the Western expanses, their bats were lacking. Some may say it was due to offseason laziness but senior Granite member Doc Cochran contributed to the work of the devil. The Granite believe after their successful 2012 campaign their bats feel into the hands of a  local witch doctor who cursed the sacred wood. In response the Granite sacrificed Mike Utah O’Connor’s lunch in order to appease the Gods. Only time will tell if this was enough of a sacrifice to reverse the curse. Next game June 1, Nashua NH Pennichuck Educational Schooling Grounds.

2013 Schedule


2013 NH Granite Schedule

04/27 –  vs. Whately Pioneers – 2 pm Herlihy Field Whately, MA
06/01 – vs. Providence Grays – 11 am Pennichuck Middle School Nashua NH
06/08 – vs. Olneyville Cadets – 11 am Pennichuck Middle School Nashua NH
06/15 – Opponent TBD – 530 PM 1 Hour 1940’s exhibition Holman Stadium Nashua, NH
06/30 – Round Robin: Melrose Pondfielder, Bristol Blue Georges Island Boston, MA (all day)
07/13 – vs. Olneyville Cadets – 11 AM Moses Brown School Providence, RI
07/21 – vs. Presumpscott Base Ball Club – 10AM Leary Field Portsmouth, NH
07/27 – vs. Whately Pioneers – 3pm Pennichuck Middle School Nashua NH
07/28 – vs. Providence Grays – 11am -1 hour exhibition McCoy Stadium Pawtucket, RI
08/24 – Olneyville Invitational – 11am Moses Brown School Providence, RI
09/21 – vs. Melrose Pondfielders – 11 am NH Farm Museum Milton, NH
09/28 – vs. Providence Grays – 11 am Borderland State Park Easton, MA
10/05 – Round robin tourney(Presumpscott and Dirigo Base Ball Clubs) – 9am The Nick Wolfboro, NH