Tuesday December 12th 2017

‘Raptors’ Archives

Raptors fall with the last gasp; Hawks end on a high

Raptors fall with the last gasp; Hawks end on a high

The Herts Raptors hosted the Guildford Millers on the last day of the regular season in Single-A. The permutations for playoff qualification were fiendishly complicated. But they all boiled down to this -- the Raptors had to win to stand a chance. Guildford had already [Read More]

Herts Red Kites win inaugural Kal Cup

Herts Red Kites win inaugural Kal Cup

The Herts Red Kites won the inaugural Kal Cup, a baseball tournament in memory of our friend and team-mate Kal Dimitrov who died suddenly during a league game between the Herts Raptors and Essex Archers in 2015. The tournament featured mostly Single-A League teams [Read More]

Postseason Dreams Still a Reality After Raptors Win Nail-Biter in Essex

Postseason Dreams Still a Reality After Raptors Win Nail-Biter in Essex

The end of the baseball season is always a tense and exciting time for teams hovering around postseason contention, writes Matthew Jackson. For the Raptors, a win against the Essex Archers last Sunday was a must if they wished to keep playing in September. The teams were [Read More]

Herts tame young Gold Cats

Herts tame young Gold Cats

The Herts Raptors came roaring out of the blocks on their visit to the Guildford Gold Cats on Sunday (July 30th). Three hits, three walks and a clutch of stolen bases helped them score five before their hosts even picked up a bat, writes Rob Jones. There was a lot at [Read More]

Monarchs reign over Raptors

Monarchs reign over Raptors

For five innings, the box score was ticking over steadily as the Herts Raptors took on the Cambridge Monarchs on a gloomy but humid Coldham's Common. The numbers show two teams who were evenly matched, writes Rob Jones. Then, for the first time, the visiting batters put [Read More]

Raptors best Bobcats, back to winning ways

Raptors best Bobcats, back to winning ways

The last time the Raptors faced Tonbridge in a BBF game it was the famous playoff victory of 2016. Some faces have changed since then, and the main aim for Herts this time around was to break a frustrating losing streak. Confidence was high as the two teams met at [Read More]

Rough ride for Raptors on road trip

Rough ride for Raptors on road trip

After a solid start to the season at Grovehill, the Herts Raptors took their season on the road in the past two weeks, writes Rob Jones. They were disappointed by the results, coming up short on long trips to Kent and to Norfolk. This Sunday saw a visit to the Norwich [Read More]

Raptors rally over Old Timers, as Herts do monster mash

Raptors rally over Old Timers, as Herts do monster mash

It was a weekend of offensive fireworks for the Herts teams, perhaps inspired by the surprise arrival of some Spring sunshine. Five home runs and three wins were put in the bank. Let's start in Single-A, and start with a question. When was a Herts Raptors batter last [Read More]

Raptors burn Inferno to spark their season

Raptors burn Inferno to spark their season

Herts Raptors 25-14 Bracknell Inferno, April 23rd 2017 - by Rob Jones This victory by the Raptors, on the Opening Day of the Single-A season, was the perfect illustration of old and new working together. One of the crucial runs to seal the deal in the bottom of the [Read More]

Falcons, Hawks and Wildcats win the HSL titles after 23 games in the sun and the longest coin toss in history

Falcons, Hawks and Wildcats win the HSL titles after 23 games in the sun and the longest coin toss in history

After 23 games over 3 weekends in perfect Florida-weather the teams are ready for the 2017 British baseball season. In the HSL Majors Division, Herts Falcons came out on top with a 100% record. In second place were the Taunton Tigers, who will feel a little hard done as [Read More]

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Herts Baseball Club 2018 AGM details announced

Herts Baseball Club 2018 AGM details announced

Herts Baseball Club has confirmed that its 21st Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, 13 January [Read More]

Herts Falcons, Hawks and U13 teams begin search for new managers

Herts Falcons, Hawks and U13 teams begin search for new managers

With its annual general meeting approaching, Herts Baseball Club has confirmed that the managers of the Herts Falcons, [Read More]

Why cleats beat other treats

Why cleats beat other treats

This blog is rarely preoccupied with shoes, or hats. Normally you would have to look at Vogue if you wanted that. But [Read More]

Premature celebrations cost Rockers a win versus Hunlock Series leaders

Premature celebrations cost Rockers a win versus Hunlock Series leaders

Ahead of the third week of the Hunlock Series the Red Kites and Blue Rockers had a mountain to climb to catch up with [Read More]

The (Herts) Future is now

The (Herts) Future is now

Seventeen baseball teams, comprising around 200 players and coaches, descended upon Grovehill ball park on Saturday for [Read More]