Friday December 9th 2016

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Bochan gem, Hawks bats end Raptors dream

Bochan gem, Hawks bats end Raptors dream

The Herts Hawks glittering season was polished further on Sunday by a powerful batting display which took them through to the national finals. They will play in the semis at Farnham Park next weekend in search of the Single-A title. The downside for the club was that their [Read More]

Kings of Kent: Raptors upset champion Bobcats

Kings of Kent: Raptors upset champion Bobcats

Herts Raptors match reports always maintain a certain professional detachment, a level of decorum. But after an historic playoff victory against the defending Single-A champions, thanks to an epic four-hour game littered with heroic performances, how can we do that today? [Read More]

Raptors playoff opponent switched after BBF decision

Raptors playoff opponent switched after BBF decision

The British Baseball Federation announced the Playoff lineup at the start of the week giving the Herts Raptors a tough away tie against the Guildford Millers.  Yesterday the lineup was revised and the Raptors now have to face the reigning Single-A national champions, the [Read More]

Raptors drawn at Millers in the Playoffs this Sunday

Raptors drawn at Millers in the Playoffs this Sunday

NOTE: After publishing this article the BBF announced a change in the Playoff lineup Minutes ago the British Baseball Federation announced that the Herts Raptors have been drawn to play away at the Guildford Millers in the first round of the 2016 Playoffs. The game will be [Read More]

Herts Single A teams both gunning for Farnham

Herts Single A teams both gunning for Farnham

Herts’ two single-A teams look set for the playoffs after a huge 26-11 5th inning mercy rule win by the Raptors over pool-rivals Essex cemented a place in the playoffs for them as a Wildcard, with the Hawks likely to top their group or at worst finish as top wildcard [Read More]

Raptors routed in the rain

Raptors routed in the rain

This was another tight and evenly-balanced contest between the Herts Raptors and one of the leading Single-A teams, the London Musketeers. The problem was, that it was only tight for an inning and two thirds. Then, on a damp and gloomy day at Grovehill, the visitors powered [Read More]

Walk-off woe for Raptors

Walk-off woe for Raptors

Any game against the Old Timers is guaranteed to include drama, but the Herts Raptors did not much enjoy the ending of Sunday’s encounter in Enfield. The home side had led from the start, but the visitors drew level in the ninth, only to see the Old Timers walk off [Read More]

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]

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Herts softball Buzzards are hatched

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Excelling Young Men: Herts Kites 2016

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GB Manager Carroll on growth of British baseball

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Herts, LYBL and London Sports are the HFT winners

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Can you survive 8 ninth innings in one day?

Can you survive 8 ninth innings in one day?

The games schedule for the 2016 Hunlock Series has been published. All games will adopt the “9th Inning” format [Read More]