Jerusalem Mill Village in Kingsville, Maryland held their 8th Annual Civil War Weekend Encampment; commemorating CSA Major Harry W. Gilmor’s 1864 raid across Baltimore and Harford Counties from June 1st to June 3rd. As part of those festivities, they held an official 1864 base ball match between Chesapeake and Arundel. There were between 25-50 cranks watching the well-fought match, many asking questions throughout. Some of the cranks stayed for up to a hour afterwards to ask questions about the teams, vintage base ball and the game itself.
In the end, Arundel won 16-9. Arundel held a short lead throughout the early innings, until Chesapeake steadily rallied to tie the game at 7 in the sixth frame. Arundel scored 5 runs in the seventh with some aggressive base running, well-placed hits and a few powerful drives into the gaps. Chesapeake was unable to complete a final comeback.
There was some sterling defense played throughout. Some of the offensive standouts include Vassar (4-4, 7 stolen bases and 2 runs scored), Moonshine (2-2, 4 stolen bases and 2 runs scored), Spanks (3-4, 2 doubles) and Turbo (2-4, double, stolen base, run scored, RBI).
There were a few bang-bang plays at a few different bases, but sportsmanship prevailed throughout. Both teams gave their best efforts and appeared to have a grand time. The cranks appeared engaged and interested in this unique game they were watching.