May 23 – The host Wahoo Base Ball Club of Royal Oak prevailed today in their Home Opener, on a beautiful sunny, warm day, in front of a great turnout of cranks. They won by a very close tally count of 10 – 9, against a very excellent and worthy opponent, the visiting Walker Tavern Wheels of Adrian. It was a see – saw match that saw the Wahoo’s take an early lead 3-1 after 1 inning and 4-3 after 2. The guests from Adrian then took a 6 – 4 lead after 4 innings, and 7- 6 after 5. After 2 scoreless innings for both Clubs, the host team of Royal Oak tallied 4 aces in the 8th inning to pull ahead 10 -7, but the Walker Tavern team tallied 2 in their end of the 8th to make it a 10 – 9 score. On fine defensive plays by both teams, there were no tallies in the 9th inning, and the Wahoo’s hung on for the victory.
For the Wahoo’s, the fine striking was led by “Grass Stains” Lechrone, with a 2 run Home Run, and a single with the sacks full to tally 3 more. Fine plays in the field were made by “Hammer” Hauer, “Rebel” Brown, and “Stone Hands” Gavin.
The 2 Clubs will meet again for an exciting rematch when the Wahoo’s make the long wagon ride to Adrian on September 18th.