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., , TUESDAY, JULY 1 - THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape Gazette Playing baseball by 1865 rules Lewes Vintage Base Ball Club in its fifth season By Ron MacArthur The Lewes Vintage Base Ball Club is in its fifth season of play- ing the nation's pastime the way it was played 150 years ago. Although the game of yes- teryear resembles the game of today, there are several very obvious rule changes. The first difference fans notice is that players do not wear gloves. Additionally, pitchers throw tmderhand, batters are called strikers, strikes are called when a striker does not attempt to swing the bat after a warning from the umpire, and foul balls can be caught on the bounce for an out. So far, Lewes is 8-8 follow- ing a 22-8 loss to the Brooklyn Atlantics June 22. The team has away games in July and August, returning to its home field at the Virden Center with 1 p.m. games Sunday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 21. Lewes plays in the Mid-At- lantic Vintage Base Ball League. The Lewes team is sponsored by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. The photos in the story are published in tintype, resembling the photographs of the mid-19th century. Lewes pitcher Kevin Schultze of Har- beson fires one underhand to the plate. Umpire Mike Reed of Bethany Beach keeps score the old-fashioned way dur- ing the Lewes-Brooklyn game. Brooklyn Atlantics pitcher Ed "Pig- tail" Elmore looks the part of a 19th century player. RON MACARTHUR PHOTOS STEVE SCHARFF OF LEWES waits for a pitch to hit during the Lewes Base Ball Club's recent game against the Brooklyn Atlantics. Pat Zmuda of Lewes covers second as a Brooklyn player slides into the base. Elite Connection Hockey Camp hits Cape Carrie Lingo's Elite Connec- tion Hockey Camp made its summer stop at Champions Sta- dium June 23-26 with nearly 50 ing field hockey stars learning from former and present USA Olympic hockey players. "We are so excited to have the age range from six to collegiate," said former Olympian Lingo. "The younger players will watch the collegiate players, and you can't believe how they will repli- cate the play." Elite Connection LLC was started by Kate Barber Kinnear and Carrie Lingo to teach, de- velop, and improve all hockey players and athletes. "I really liked the camp," said camper Mia Carulli. "It's great to learn from the Olympians who have actually played all around the world. I've leamed a lot." For more information on Elite Connection go to http://www. DAN COOK PHOTOS UTURE HOCKEY STARS AND COACHES get together during a break at the Elite Connection Hockey Camp at Cape's Champions Stadium. Nearly 50 campers learned hockey skills ranging from fundamentals to advanced passes, shots, ball control and valuable lessons needed to become a better hockey player and athlete. Jazmyne Marino drills a shot on goal during a camp shooting drill. Camper Neva Richardson controls the ball during a drill. Campers Rylie Cathcart, left, and Maddie Long look cool while they learn during a dribble drill. '111 1 I Ii ilH ;I l " Ill i l ]ll I I " II i