The Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga set out for the Hermitage; home of “Old Hickory” Andrew Jackson. There they would take to the field in a match with the Nashville Maroons. The Maroons; on a 2 game winning streak, were looking to maintain the status quo, while the Lightfoot Club; on a 2 game slide, were looking to better their fortunes.
The Maroons led off the game with 5 runs in the first. The Lightfoot tallied 3 runs to keep the score close. The early action was shaping up to be neck and neck race to the finish. Inning after inning, the Maroons would fill the bases with runners. Yet, the Lightfoot would manage some timely outs to limit the Maroons’ scoring. But, the Maroons’ offense kept up the pressure and the runs started to tally.
The Maroons’ defense was just as determined. In the garden, the Maroon fielders made play after play on fly balls, bounders, and grounders. Allowing only 8 base runners and surrendering only 1 run over the last 6 innings of play. The Maroons emerged victorious 16-5
The Lightfoot offense was led by Rob “the Bear” Baehr and Deaurhan “Smiley” Crawford. Both gentlemen went 3 for 4 at the dish and combined for 2 runs scored and 4 RBIs.
The Lightfoot also wish to extend a grand “Huzzah!!!” to Christopher “Cap” West. A newcomer to the squad, Cap has battled all season and regrettably suffered a season ending injury.
The Lightfoot will return home to Fort Oglethorpe for their next match against the Highland Rim Distillers. The 6th Cavalry Museum will be a welcome sight.