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St. Croix’s Drop Two in Columbia Heights

The Saint Croix Base Ball Club traveled to Anoka County, in the city of Columbia Heights, and crossed bats with the Quicksteps and the Rum River Rovers.
These clubs are very familiar with each other and there were some wonderful plays in the field as well as on the bases. The St. Croix’s first played their match against the Quicksteps and then with the Rovers.
The St. Croix’s again this week were undermanned and needed the assistance of several other people or players in the area. The Quicksteps jumped out to a large lead in the match scoring six aces in their first two innings. The St. Croix’s found their groove by tallying six times over the course of three innings but the Quicksteps too charge by scoring two aces in their fourth and another two in their ninth. The St. Croix’s losing a close contest by the score of 10 to 7. For the St. Croix’s Mr. Sjogren and Mr. Pfundstein tallied twice with, Mr. Ebnet, Mr. Cagley and Mr. Tholkes all crossing the home base once.
The match against the Rum River Rovers started out with fine fielding by both clubs neither tallied in their first. The Rovers had some excellent base running and tallied six times between the second and fourth innings. The St. Croix’s finally tallied an ace in their seventh which was matched by the Rovers in their half of that inning. The St. Croix’s had two more men cross home base in their eighth but t he Rovers had some long flys in their ninth and tallied six more times. The final score was the Rum River Rovers 13 and the St. Croix’s three. For the St. Croix’s, Mr. Pfundstein, Mr. Sjogren and Mr. Ebnet tallied aces in the match.
The day was very muggy and there was a threat of rain during both matches but the skill and gentlemanly manner in which all clubs showed made the event memorial for all those that witnessed it.