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Barton and the Haverhill Adventure

Barton and the Haverhill Adventure

This was a game of towering pop-ups, and of monster, moon-shot home runs. If it wasn’t so damned hard to hit a moving baseball, this could have been a very high-scoring game. But, as it was, there were bursts of scoring, and tense patches when pitching and defense [Read More]

Poetry in Bochan helps lift Herts hearts

Poetry in Bochan helps lift Herts hearts

A masterful pitching performance by Greg Bochan helped the Herts Hawks to a comfortable 19-2 win over the Milton Keynes Coyotes on Sunday (8th May 2016), extending their unbeaten run. He scattered five hits across five innings of work, striking out four and walking just [Read More]

Raptors start with win, as Hawks roll on

Raptors start with win, as Hawks roll on

The Herts Raptors kicked off their season in Single-A with a statement of intent. A tight game at Finsbury Park against the London Musketeers ended with a 7-3 win. While Single-A can often bring drama through high scores, drastic errors and marathon contests, this one was a [Read More]

Herts announce preliminary HSL 2016 rosters

Herts announce preliminary HSL 2016 rosters

The managers of the Herts teams which will be playing in the Herts Spring League over the next 3 weeks have announced their 2016 preliminary rosters. We understand that these rosters are not fixed and it is very likely that there may be movement between teams over the [Read More]

Countdown to HSL – first chance to see the teams ahead of the 2016 British baseball season

Countdown to HSL – first chance to see the teams ahead of the 2016 British baseball season

The biggest pre-season baseball competition in Britain is back. Commencing on March 19, the Herts Spring League (HSL) will see 15 teams compete over the 3 weeks of the HSL. Organised by Herts Baseball Club, it is Britain’s very own version of MLB’s Grapefruit and [Read More]

15 teams will signal the arrival of Spring in the 2016 HSL

15 teams will signal the arrival of Spring in the 2016 HSL

Herts Baseball Club has confirmed that 15 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. The HSL teams will be divided into [Read More]

Herts announce 2016 HSL details

Herts announce 2016 HSL details

The Herts Spring League (HSL) has confirmed the game dates for the 2016 edition of the competition*. HSL (Week 1) Sat, 19-Mar-16 Sun, 20-Mar-16 HSL (Week 2) Sat, 26-Mar-16 Sun, 27-Mar-16 HSL (Week 3) Sat, 2-Apr-16 Sun, 3-Apr-16 Spring is the time when managers put together [Read More]

Raptors and Eagles appoint managerial duos

Raptors and Eagles appoint managerial duos

At its Annual General Meeting Herts Baseball Club confirmed several managerial appointments ahead of the 2016 season. CARESS DUO AT THE HELM The Herts Eagles will have a father-and-son managerial duo in 2016. Jake Caress managed the team last year and this season he will be [Read More]

Herts adult and youth baseball league teams start pre-season training this Sunday

Herts adult and youth baseball league teams start pre-season training this Sunday

Herts Baseball Club published details of its Spring Training schedule. Both adult and youth teams will return to training for the first time in 2016 this Sunday 7 February. The only exception being the Under-8 programme which starts later in the year. In the first few [Read More]

Raptors rookie rewarded with MVP

Raptors rookie rewarded with MVP

The Herts Raptors ended a difficult season with a sprint finish, and one of the new players who helped that happen has been rewarded by being named MVP by his team-mates.  After a close vote among the team’s entire roster, Paul Barton took the title. In his first [Read More]

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Barton and the Haverhill Adventure

Barton and the Haverhill Adventure

This was a game of towering pop-ups, and of monster, moon-shot home runs. If it wasn’t so damned hard to hit a [Read More]

Poetry in Bochan helps lift Herts hearts

Poetry in Bochan helps lift Herts hearts

A masterful pitching performance by Greg Bochan helped the Herts Hawks to a comfortable 19-2 win over the Milton Keynes [Read More]

Back in the game

Back in the game

There was frost on the grass when I got up for the Raptors season opener on Sunday. Not usually a good sign, writes Rob [Read More]

Raptors start with win, as Hawks roll on

Raptors start with win, as Hawks roll on

The Herts Raptors kicked off their season in Single-A with a statement of intent. A tight game at Finsbury Park against [Read More]

First road trip for Herts U13 and U11 teams

First road trip for Herts U13 and U11 teams

report by Mike Wakelam With Brighton setting up a new youth baseball programme in 2016, Herts U13 and U11 teams headed [Read More]