Huzzah! Your East-Siders were victorious in their final home match of the season, picking up a hard-fought 6-2 victory over the first-place Highland Rim Distillers. Two 1st-inning runs got Phoenix started, and another in the 3rd was enough to seal the affair. After closing things out, highly-respected HR captain “Old Hoss” snapped the below picture of your victorious squad. Hope to see more friendly faces next Sunday in Smyrna!
Your own gentlemen of The Phoenix Club of East Nashville took an early lead over the Oak Hill Travellers and made it hold up at sunny Carnton Plantation Sunday. Staked to an early 3-0 advantage, Phoenix used excellent pitching and some outstanding team defense to hold on for a grueling 7-4 victory. The win moves the red-trousered batsmen to 3-4 on the season – Huzzah!
Despite an early lead under threatening skies, your loyal Phoenix were unable to hold off the talented Franklin Farriers on Sunday at Carnton Plantation, finally falling 16-12. A 10-man East Nashville squad fought valiantly throughout, succumbling only scant minutes before the terrible storms lashed Middle Tennessee. A tip of our (wet) caps to the Farriers and to all the cranks who braved the elements to join us – Huzzah!
Your Phoenix of East Nashville travelled to Knoxville to take on the Emmett Machinists in a special double-header day at World’s Fair Park. On a warm day on a fast, bouncy field, Phoenix took a 4-3 lead after the first inning and then held on to squelch a 9th-inning rally by the Machinists, escaping with a 12-10 victory. A tip of the grey caps to our opponents and the good people at the park – Huzzah!
Your own Phoenix Club of East Nashville were unable to duplicate their opening-day success, falling in a tough battle to the Nashville Maroons 7-1. The rains held off long enough for the teams to play through at a drenched and muddy Sam Davis Home. The Maroons were just too much on this day for Phoenix, who tip their caps not only to their opponents, but also the fine staff at the venue, who kept the field in more-than-presentable shape.
Phoenix will travel to Knoxville’s World’s Fair Park on May 2nd to challenge league newcomers the Emmett Machinists; sounds like a good excuse for a road trip to support the Red and Grey! Huzzah!
Your Phoenix of East Nashville made the trip to scenic Carnton Plantation to complete the opening round of games against the Oak Hill Travellers. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, they held on to beat the Travellers by 14-9. Hats off to our fine opponents, and Hip Hip Hooray for the Red and Grey!
Afterwards, the celebration is on at Drifters in East Nashville. Huzzah!
Remember good people – it’s almost Opening Weekend for your Phoenix Club of East Nashville!
We’ll be out and about on Saturday the 11th with a booth at the East Nashville Beer Fest, so be sure to stop by and say hello if you’re there. We’ll be gladhanding, giving out our limited stack of schedule cards (my, but that’s a good-looking card!), answering any questions you might have about the league or the team, and hopefully just getting to spend some quality time with our neighbors.
HUZZAH! Today the finalized 2015 schedule was released by the Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association! Your own gentlemen representatives of East Nashville will open the season April 12th at in Franklin at theCarnton Plantation against the Oak Hill Travellers. You can check out the whole schedule here – and if you enter phoenix in the search bar, you’ll get a handy single-team schedule that looks a lot liiiiiike…
|Sunday||4/12/2015||12:00pm||Phoenix of East Nashville||Oak Hill Travellers||Carnton Plantation|
|Sunday||4/19/2015||12:00pm||Nashville Maroons||Phoenix of East Nashville||Sam Davis Home & Plantation|
|Saturday||5/2/2015||12:00pm||Phoenix of East Nashville||Emmett Machinists||World's Fair Park|
|Sunday||5/17/2015||2:30pm||Phoenix of East Nashville||Franklin Farriers||Carnton Plantation|
|Sunday||5/31/2015||2:30pm||Phoenix of East Nashville||Nashville Maroons||Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park|
|Sunday||6/7/2015||2:30pm||Stewart's Creek Scouts||Phoenix of East Nashville||Sam David Home|
|Sunday||6/21/2015||12:00pm||Oak Hill Travellers||Phoenix of East Nashville||Carnton Plantation|
|Saturday||7/11/2015||2:30pm||Phoenix of East Nashville||Mountain City of Chattanooga||6th Cavalry Museum|
|Sunday||8/2/2015||2:30pm||Highland Rim Distillers||Phoenix of East Nashville||Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park|
|Sunday||8/9/2015||12:00pm||Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga||Phoenix of East Nashville||Sam Davis Home & Plantation|
|Saturday||8/29/2015||2:30pm||Phoenix of East Nashville||Knoxville Holstons||Historic Ramsey House|