The Herts Falcons 1st team gave a good account of themselves as they travelled to take on the best that the
Game 1 started with the Falcons scoring 2 runs in the 1st inning from a John Oliver single, but the Monarchs showed why they won last year as they plugged starter Takashi Hirai for 3 home runs in their half of the 1st inning. A scoreless 2nd gave the Falcons a little more confidence, and they plated 2 more runs in the 3rd, courtesy of a 2-run home run from power man Jim Denison, and 1 more in the 4th to make it a close 6 – 5 score after 4 ½ innings. However,
Game 2 saw one of the best, if not the best, pitchers in the division start on the mound for
Although they lost, it was a memorable day for the Falcons to run the champions so close, and to score more runs than any team have so far this season against the Monarchs is a big positive.
They have a week off next Sunday before travelling to