It's shaping up to be a superb weekend for base ball with unseasonably cool weather on tap for the exciting tilt set between the Belleville Stags and their friendly rivals, the St. Louis Perfectos.
The Stags will host a pair of matches at beautiful Moose Meadow beginning promptly at 1 p.m. Saturday.
According to the weather prognosticators, temperatures will be in the upper 80s, favoring the players and cranks alike. It simply doesn't get any better than this in the middle of August!
A day of base between the boys from Belleville and the Perfectos is not to be missed. The games are always hard-fought and competitive. So come see some of the finest ballists in middle America as they scrap for base ball glory.
As always, tasty burgers and ice-cold suds will be available from the Stag Shack and admission is free. So bring a chair and some sun screen to enjoy the Grand Old Game as it was intended to be played. ...
The Belleville Stags emerged victorious in their tilt against the Vandalia Old Capitols Saturday in historic Pana, IL.
The Stags plated four tallies in the first frame and never looked back. Vandalia scored twice in the bottom of the first. But Belleville added on an ace here and an ace there, eventually claiming a 12-3 decision.
The Stags again scored four times in the first inning against the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels in game two.
Belleville was able to pull away as the game went on, finishing with a 12-4 advantage.
Thanks to the Old Capitols for hosting the event in beautiful Kinchell Park. ...
If you want to experience the thrills of Belleville Stags base ball this weekend, you'll have to do a little traveling.
We're on the road, taking on the Vandalia Old Capitols and the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels Saturday in historic Pana, IL.
But we promise it will be worth the trip. In addition to two thrilling Stags games and a tilt between the Ground Squirrels and Old Capitols, the Hammer-In and Old Tyme Tractor Show will be taking place on the grounds of Kitchell Park.
The Hammer-In Blacksmithing show will start at 9, a tractor parade will take place at 10:30 and base balls will start to fly at 1 and with the Stags playing their second game at 2:30. ...