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Arrows, Mets, Hawks and Musketeers win the 2018 HSL titles

Arrows, Mets, Hawks and Musketeers win the 2018 HSL titles

  In the NBL Division the Essex Arrows and Birmingham Bandits were the favourites going into the final weekend of the 2018 Herts Spring League (HSL). Despite losing to the Herts Falcons, the earlier win over the London Mammoths was enough for the Arrows to [Read More]

Herts teams announce preliminary 2018 rosters for the HSL

Herts teams announce preliminary 2018 rosters for the HSL

The managers of the Herts teams which will be playing in the 2018 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 2018 British baseball season

Countdown to HSL – first chance to see the teams ahead of the 2018 British baseball season

The biggest pre-season baseball competition in Britain is back. Commencing on March 17, the Herts Spring League (HSL) will see 19 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]

19 teams will signal the arrival of Spring in the 2018 HSL

19 teams will signal the arrival of Spring in the 2018 HSL

Herts Baseball Club has confirmed that 19 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 [Read More]

Teams starting to enter the 2018 Herts Spring League

Teams starting to enter the 2018 Herts Spring League

The Herts Spring League (HSL) has confirmed the game dates for the 2018 edition of the competition*. HSL (Week 1 of 3) Sat, 17-Mar-18 Sun, 18-Mar-18 HSL (Week 2 of 3) Sat, 24-Mar-18 Sun, 25-Mar-18 HSL (Week 3 of 3) Sat, 31-Mar-18 Sun, 1-Apr-18 Spring is [Read More]

Falcons, Hawks and Raptors go into 2018 with new managers. Club adds 5 new board members.

Falcons, Hawks and Raptors go into 2018 with new managers. Club adds  5 new board members.

At its 21st Annual General Meeting, Herts Baseball Club announced the appointment of new managers for all three of its teams competing in the BBF senior leagues, as well as a large number of appointments in the youth baseball department. HERTS FALCONS Cris Hiche [Read More]

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]

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Stop Coming Up Short

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I have been playing mostly shortstop for some years now, writes Rob Jones. A little bit of third when we needed it, [Read More]

Hawks start strong; struggles for Falcons, Raptors

Hawks start strong; struggles for Falcons, Raptors

The first BBF league action at Grovehill ballpark in 2018 saw the Herts Hawks facing the London Marauders in the AA [Read More]

ALERT: Herts Falcons vs Birmingham Bandits Opening Day game postponed due to weather

ALERT: Herts Falcons vs Birmingham Bandits Opening Day game postponed due to weather

. The Opening Day National Baseball League game between the Herts Falcons and the Birmingham Bandits has been [Read More]

Down and dirty: Herts Spring League 2018

Down and dirty: Herts Spring League 2018

My first at-bat of 2018 ended with a flourish, writes Rob Jones. No, not a majestic home run, but an impressive [Read More]

Arrows, Mets, Hawks and Musketeers win the 2018 HSL titles

Arrows, Mets, Hawks and Musketeers win the 2018 HSL titles

  In the NBL Division the Essex Arrows and Birmingham Bandits were the favourites going into the final [Read More]