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May 29, 1867
The Welkin Base Ball Club of this city, challenged the “Regulars” of Mount Clemens, and the same having been accepted, the match will be played at Mount Clemens on the 12th of June. A lively game is anticipated.

June 19, 1867
Base Ball—A matched game was played at Mount Clemens on Wednesday the 12th inst., between the Welkin Base Ball Club of this city, and the first nine of Regular Base Ball Club of Mount Clemens. A very large concourse of people from the adjacent county was in attendance, and the greatest good feeling prevailed throughout the entire day. The game resulted in a victory for the Welkin Club by 29 scores. The Port Huron boys were entertained with a dinner at the Sherman House.
This is the first match game in which the Welkin Club has engaged, having been originated but little over two months. We regret we have not room to give the score.

July 10, 1867
Base Ball—On Friday last a friendly game of Base Ball was played near Fort Gratiot between the Inland City Club of Romeo, and the Welkins of Port Huron. The game was quite close and occupied some six hours. The following is the score:
INNINGS. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Inland City, 2 0 5 5 2 7 7 5 10—43
Welkin, 1 9 9 1 3 0 11 2 1 —38

August 21, 1867
Base Ball—Much interest has been manifested in the World’s Base Ball tournament held in Detroit last week.
The second match on the third day was for a first-class prize between the Maple Leaf Club of Hamilton, Ontario and the Welkin Club of Port Huron. The latter played three innings, and upon the third inning of the opponents, Blennerhassett, pitcher of the Welkins was disabled by a ball which struck him in the back of his hand. The club then withdrew, giving the game to the Maple Leaf Club. The latter would have probably won, as the game stood on the second inning 13 to 5. On the third inning, the Welkins made five and the Maple Leaf had made six runs, no man out, one on base, when the pitcher was disabled and the game withdrawn.
The score stood 19 for the Maple Leaf and 10 for the Welkins. We can but take exception to the ungentlemanly and spitefully garbled report that appeared in the Advisor and Tribune regarding this match. The reporters words show on the face of them that he had some feelings of his own to give vent to, and he stooped far below the dignity of his position to grovel in personal abuse and sarcasm.

September 4, 1867
To-morrow (Thursday) a match game of Base Ball will be played between the Regulars of Mount Clemens and the “Welkins” of this city, at the parade ground near Fort Gratiot. We presume the Welkinites will endeavor to make a good game and in part redeem their recent ill-fortune. The Regulars should therefore come well prepared for action.
The Grand Trunk Railroad will sell tickets to the citizens of Mount Clemens at half price, thus enabling them to come up and see the game at small expense.
September 11, 1867
Base Ball Match—The match game of Base Ball between the Regulars of Mount Clemens and the Welkins of this city, came off as announced, last Thursday, and resulted in the defeat of the latter. The following is the score:
INNINGS. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Inland City, 2 0 5 5 2 7 7 5 10—43
Welkin, 1 9 9 1 3 0 11 2 1 —38
It is but just to state that the Regulars refused to play if Mr. Blennerhassett of the Welkins was allowed to pitch—and to this fact, the Welkins attribute their defeat. We understand another match is to be played at Mt. Clemens next week.

September 25, 1867
Base Ball— The third match game of Base Ball between the Welkins of this city and the Regulars of Mount Clemens came off at Mount Clemens last Thursday—the latter winning by a score of 59 to 39.
Last Saturday the Regulars played a match game with the Detroit Club, and were badly beaten—the score standing 95 to 23.
The match game between the Sarnia and Port Huron Brass Bands, came off at Sarnia on Tuesday of last week, and resulted in a victory for our boys, who came out two ahead. The game was hugely interesting, neither party knowing anything about the rules, and each one going it as “he understood it.”