On a beautiful day in Northwestern Wisconsin, the St. Croix BBC crossed bats with the Osceola Onions, the finest Wisconsin vintage base ball club.
The day started out well, many cranks came to witness the match that was held on the grounds of the Pioneer Village in Cameron, Wisconsin. The St. Croix’s lost the toss of the coin and were sent to strike first. The St. Croix’s could not muster a hit of any kind and went down in order. The Onions took their strikes in their half of the first and tallied two aces.
The next inning saw the Onions add to their lead by having four players cross home plate. The St. Croix’s got on to the tally board by making one tally in their third, but the Onions made good use of miscues by the St. Croix fielders and tallied another two aces. The Onions tallied another two in their fourth making the score ten to one in favor of the Osceola nine.
The Onions defense made many outstanding plays in the field, receiving the much deserved “huzzah” from the assembled crowd. The Onions continued to hit the sphere hard – tallying another three aces in their fifth, two more in their seventh and another in their ninth.
The Minnesota collection of ball players finally had their hitting shoes put on in their seventh when they tallied twice and another three aces in their ninth – but too little to catch the hard hitting Onions. The final score of the match was the Osceola Onions 16 and the St. Croix’s 6.
For the St. Croix’s, Captain Peterson lead the way with three aces scored, Mr. Pfundstein tallied twice and Mr. Tholkes once.