A picturesque day greeted the Northville club as they ventured into the holy grounds in Dexter. The Union Base Ball Club of Dexter seemed poised to even the series from a match earlier in the year. Beneficiaries of the coin toss, the Eclipse elected to take the field first and test their agility in the grass while avoiding the remnants left from a fowl after party. The Union club scored in haste as Dash led off with a triple down the right field line and eventually scored on a well placed strike from Doughboy. The Eclipse managed to respond in their half of the inning when Cuppa doubled home Frisco and Chip. A few strikers later he would score on a single from Rev. The third inning saw Dexter stake claim to four tallies with the big hit coming off the bat of Swede driving in two runners. With two hands expired, the Eclipse retorted with one run in the fourth inning when Stitch mended a single that brought home Crusher and saw the lead cut to a Dexter 5-4 advantage. Dexter responded with two more tallied aces in the fifth when Dash peppered another two-out hit to right scoring Bucko and Knees. Their lead increased to 9-4 when Buckeye and Bucko scored again in the next inning and it could have looked even bleaker for the Eclipse had it not been for a remarkable sight. Returning to play in the field nearly a year later, Toes conjured up the youthful spirits and made an improbable sprawling catch near the right field line. Most likely ignoring the medical advice of his physician, Toes chased down the eventually landing of the sure extra base hit and rose to the top of his bare feet accompanied by the applause of the players and cranks alike. Letters and words that this author may try to put together to do justice for the play would fall short of capturing it. Despite the play it looked like the Northville club would fall victim to unresponsive lumber on their behalf once again.
However, their experience and tenacity served its purpose on this day as the Eclipse dug deep and singled in eight of nine at bats which resulted in seven runs and an improbable 11-9 lead. It was a spectacle to see as black and orange circled the bases in a frenzy show not seen since their travel up to Richmond. The cranks would surely not leave disappointed as once again the Union club reached back and tallied two in the ninth inning to even the score. Having battled back from such a large deficit, the Eclipse now had the opportunity to seal the victory in their half of the ninth. Louie connected with a one out hit and moved to third on a perfectly placed hit to right by Rev. Needing to direct the ball one more time to the right side as he had done in his four previous plate appearances, Jaundice obliged and the result was the completion of an incredible comeback victory. Leading the way offensive for Dexter was Buckeye who hit safely in all six plate appearances and scored three times and Bucko who also scored three times. The Eclipse were led by Cuppa who collected four hits, two tallies and two assisted tallies. Also driving in two runs for the Eclipse were Goose, Jaundice and Rev, who also managed to thump out three more hits.