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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]

LISTEN: Herts Baseball’s Rob Jones chats with “It’s Not Rounders”

LISTEN: Herts Baseball’s Rob Jones chats with “It’s Not Rounders”

This week’s “It’s Not Rounders” podcast features Herts Baseball’s very own Rob Jones as well as a preview of 2017 NBL Season Opening Day, Falcons, Hawks, Raptors, HSL, Herts softball and more. (scroll to 5m34sec if you can’t wait to get [Read More]

Herts teams announce preliminary 2017 HSL rosters

Herts teams announce preliminary 2017 HSL rosters

The managers of the Herts teams which will be playing in the 2017 Herts Spring League over the next 3 weeks have announced their 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 2017 British baseball season

Countdown to HSL – first chance to see the teams ahead of the 2017 British baseball season

The biggest pre-season baseball competition in Britain is back. Commencing on March 18, the Herts Spring League (HSL) will see 16 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 Cactus [Read More]

Herts Raptors manager announced

Herts Raptors manager announced

Paul Barton has been confirmed as the manager of the Herts Raptors and he also joins the club’s executive board. He co-managed the team in 2016 alongside Michael Cresswell, but this season Cresswell is looking to try out for one of the other Herts teams playing in the [Read More]

MVP at the double: Raptors reap rewards for playoff run

MVP at the double: Raptors reap rewards for playoff run

Some races are tight. Some go right down to the wire, and beyond it. And sometimes two deserving winners can’t be separated. After a year which saw the Herts Raptors reach their greatest ever heights, the players have voted for two team-mates to share the MVP award [Read More]

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]

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Herts Falcons sweep on Opening Day

Herts Falcons sweep on Opening Day

Jarrod Pretorius marked his Herts Falcons debut with a home run (photo by Richard Lee richardleephotography.org) by [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 [Read More]

HSL to use New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays game instead of coin toss to break tie for first place

HSL to use New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays game instead of coin toss to break tie for first place

The Herts Spring League issued an announcement that it will use today’s MLB Opening Day game between New York [Read More]

LISTEN: Herts Baseball’s Rob Jones chats with “It’s Not Rounders”

LISTEN: Herts Baseball’s Rob Jones chats with “It’s Not Rounders”

This week’s “It’s Not Rounders” podcast features Herts Baseball’s very own Rob Jones as [Read More]

Two-time NBL champion joins Herts Falcons in time for Opening Day

Two-time NBL champion joins Herts Falcons in time for Opening Day

With only three days before the start of the 2017 National Baseball League (NBL) season, the Herts Falcons have added [Read More]