Flashback Friday

The Ione Valley Echo - August 27, 1887

If ever the Ione boys desired to give the Amador City baseballists a crushing defeat they must have succeeded to their hearts content last Sunday, when the Echo and Amador clubs played a match game in Ione.

The Echoes, as is customary with the club, met the visitors with open arms, paid their hotel expenses and offered the freedom of the town, but when the two clubs crossed bats at the baseball grounds, the Echoes, figuratively speaking, “wiped up the diamond” with the Amador Boys, the score standing 35 to 13, and the winners had one inning to spare.

The game was not marked by much brilliant work, although a number of very pretty plays were made. Both pitchers of the home club were quite effective and the work of the catchers of both clubs was excellent.

At the bat, the Echoes upheld their record as the “champion sluggers” of the county. Harry Stewart ably umpired the game and gave satisfaction to both clubs. A large number of ladies and gentlemen witnessed the contest.

Following are the names and positions of the players of the clubs and the runs by innings:

Echoes-F. Merrill, c.; T. Hearty, p. & 2d b.; H. Bangs, 1st b.; F. Haverstick, 2d b. & p.; Geo. Waddell, 3d b.; Alvah Langbery, s.s.; W. Haverstick, l.f.; Charles Fairchilds, c.f.; E. Marchant, r.f.

Amador-A. Pascoe, c.; D. Kelly, p.; V. Brignoli, 1st b.; H. Hayden, 2d b.; J. Chichizola, 3d b.; W. McCormick, s.s.; D. O’Neill, l.f.; C. Arditto, c.f.; W. Leonard, r.f.

This makes the seventh victory for the Echoes since their organization. They have in turn defeated every club in the county except Jackson, and will play their first game with this latter club at the Jackson grounds next Sunday.