Last Saturday, five intrepid Dairymen ventured downstate to the largest and oldest Vintage Baseball festival in the country--the Doc Adams Festival. After an unexpected funeral kept the other four Dairymen home in Delaware County, the iron five of Dylan Tucker, Jack Stanton, Alex Taylor, Mike Brown, and Justin Betterley took up the standard and carried it through the Dairymen's first appearance at the festival. Undeterred, the iron five grabbed whatever player was unattached at the time and played two tight games, losing both by a combined three runs.
The Dairymen fell first to the Connecticut Bulldogs, 6-4. in an underhand contest by the rules of 1864. In the second game, the Dairymen played a tight contest down to the wire against the Westfield Wheelmen, but ultimately fell short, 8-7. The Dairymen fell to 7-3 on the season.
The you boys and girls who made the trip (looking at you, Brittney Tucker!), all of us raise our caps and give a heartfelt thank you. You kept the Dairymen going through a tough time, and a group of lesser men might have given up after the departure of half their squad. But not these brave sons and daughters of Bovina Valley. It was very important to me and the team that we didn't back out of the festival, and you all made that possible. Again, thank you.
Our next game is in Hamden against the dreaded MAC. This Saturday, August 10th. First overhand pitch at noon, warmups at 11. Who is IN and who is OUT??
Captain, Bovina Dairymen