Friday November 22nd 2019

16 teams will signal the arrival of Spring in the 2017 HSL

Herts Baseball Club has confirmed that 16 teams have entered this year’s Herts Spring League (HSL). The teams come from all British baseball leagues including the National Baseball League (NBL), Triple-A, Double-A and Single-A Leagues. This year the lineup has an added international flavour with the entry of the Lakenheath Lancers which is a team made up of American high school players based around RAF Lakenheath. The last team coming out of RAF Lakenheath to play in the HSL was the Lakenheath Diamondbacks who won the Majors division in 2012.

This year’s HSL will also feature the Taunton Tigers which is a team from the South West Baseball League which is an independent league.  Another team making their HSL debut is the Birmingham Bandits who have impressed in the BBF Midlands conference over the last few years.

The HSL teams will be divided into three divisions as follows:

HSL – MAJORS

TEAM

CLASS

HSL RANKING

South London Pirates

NBL

1

Herts Falcons

NBL

2

London Mammoths

AAA

2

Lakenheath Lancers

International

4

Taunton Tigers

Ind.

5

HSL – AA

TEAM

CLASS

HSL RANKING

Essex Redbacks

AAA

6

Birmingham Bandits

AA

7

Milton Keynes Bucks

AA

8

London Marauders

AA

9

Herts Hawks

AA

10

Cambridge Monarchs

A

11

HSL – A

TEAM

CLASS

HSL RANKING

Tonbridge

A

12

London Musketeers

A

13

Herts Raptors

A

14

Kent Mariners

A

15

Bracknell Inferno

A

16

SCHEDULE AND FORMAT

The HSL will be played over three weeks commencing on the weekend of 18 and 19 March and ending on 1 and 2 April. The HSL format and games schedule are expected to be announced shortly and hertsbaseball.com will bring this and all other HSL news as they happen.