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Excelling Young Men: Herts Kites 2016

Excelling Young Men: Herts Kites 2016

Once autumn fades away, baseball does not fade away. Instead it begins its awards season. For the Major League players in the US, this means the Cy Young award, the leagues’ Most Valuable Player, and Gold Gloves for the top fielders. Well, things are no different at [Read More]

Herts, LYBL and London Sports are the HFT winners

Herts, LYBL and London Sports are the HFT winners

This was another fantastic Herts Futures Tournament with 20 teams entering the four different age divisions. UNDER-17 In the Under-17 Division Herts Kites had their revenge over the London Mets who beat them in an epic National Championship Semi-Final six days earlier.  [Read More]

20 teams heading to the Herts Futures Tournament this Saturday

20 teams heading to the Herts Futures Tournament this Saturday

20 teams will be in action at the 2014 Herts Futures Tournament (HFT) which will take place this Saturday, 17 September 2016. UNDER-17 Three teams will play a league format facing each of their opponents. The team finishing top will be the U17 HFT champion. U17 TEAMS Herts [Read More]

VIDEO: Game ending play in the U16 National Semi-Final Herts vs London Mets

VIDEO: Game ending play in the U16 National Semi-Final Herts vs London Mets

Video of the game ending play in the 2016 National Under-16 Semi-Final between Herts U16 and London Mets U16.  An epic battle which London won 2-1 at the very end. [Read More]

Rain affects all Saturday YNBC semi-finals. Sunday games schedule revised.

Rain affects all Saturday YNBC semi-finals. Sunday games schedule revised.

After the cancellation of all YNBC games on Saturday the British Baseball Federation has published the revised games schedule for Sunday, 11 September, which is as follows: U16 SCHEDULE Sunday, 11 September 2016 8:00am, Semi-Final: Herts Kites (U16) @ London Mets (U16) (on [Read More]

Herts U16 and U13 baseball teams going for the National Championship this weekend

Herts U16 and U13 baseball teams going for the National Championship this weekend

Since publishing this article Saturday’s games were cancelled due to rain.  We are expecting confirmation of the revised games schedule for Sunday. The Herts Hawks brought the Single-A League National Championship trophy back from Farnham Park last Sunday. This [Read More]

Gary Lineker-like gamble backfires on Herts U17 baseball manager

Gary Lineker-like gamble backfires on Herts U17 baseball manager

Football and non-football fans will be glued to their TV screens this Saturday evening as Match of the Day returns for the start of the new Premier League season. The reason is something which happened in the first few weeks of last season when 5000-to-1 outsiders, [Read More]

European Champions – Straight Outta Herts

European Champions – Straight Outta Herts

Marianna Casal and Theo Longboy became Under-19 European Softball Champions at the weekend. Herts fans will recognise their names as both came through the Herts youth baseball programme. 2008 saw the inaugural season of the Herts Little League and at the time it is unlikely [Read More]

2016 Herts Futures Tournament details announced

2016 Herts Futures Tournament details announced

Herts Baseball Club has announced that the 2016 Herts Futures Tournament will take place on Saturday, 17 September 2016. The Herts Futures Tournament (HFT) has been held every year since 2008 and is now a permanent fixture in the British baseball calendar. Last year was a [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 south for their first road trip of the season. With great weather and a warm welcome, a great day was had by all. The U11 teams had a couple of very [Read More]

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Herts Baseball Club prepares for its AGM this Sunday

Herts Baseball Club prepares for its AGM this Sunday

Herts Baseball Club has confirmed that its 20th Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, 15 January 2017. In [Read More]

Watch and Learn, Herts baseball

Watch and Learn, Herts baseball

When my father was a young man, he could sometimes listen to crackly radio commentary of Major League baseball games [Read More]

Brown in the pink: Falcons MVP

Brown in the pink: Falcons MVP

It’s hard to imagine a more action-packed baseball year than the one which Conner Brown enjoyed in 2016. But he [Read More]

Hawks’ Hare hauls in MVP

Hawks’ Hare hauls in MVP

The Herts Hawks, the national champions of Single-A, have chosen Louis Hare as their Most Valuable Player of 2016. [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 [Read More]