Report by Newswire correspondent, KAL DIMITROV
This Sunday saw the first loss for the Herts Hawks. They were faced with the big-hitting Richmond Dragons team, who had lost narrowly to the Sidewinders in their first game, but managed to out-score the Croydon Pilots in their second game. It was expected to be a tight game and a competition of “who could outslug who”.
It did not happen that way. The
On the other hand, the first three innings were a nightmare for the Hawks. Their starter, Louis Hare, may not have felt very comfortable in the first inning, but that was not helped by a slightly shaky display by the defense. From the second inning on Hare settled down and started “dealing”. Only an error-strewn 4th inning (which brought the score to 11:2 for
Irrespective of the defensive shakiness, Hare maintained his concentration, shutting down
Despite rallying in the last 3 innings, all that Hawks were able to do was to make the score a bit more respectable. The final score was 12:9 to Richmond Dragons.
Special thanks have to go to both Jon Lewys and Ilya Dimitrov (manager Carlos Casal had called them in, the former as a back up sub, the latter as a scorer), but when push came to shove, they stood up and were counted (if Jon lays off pitches higher than his head, he would be an even better batter, but that is just in the form of constructive criticism). The reason for the inclusion of Lewys and Dimitrov was the fact that without them the Hawks would have had 7 players.
The two that were expected were Humberto and Luis Goncalves. However, at approximately (with the game scheduled to start at ) they called in to check how long they had, as they were “pretty close to
|Herts Hawks at Richmond Dragons|
|Score By Innings||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Richmond Dragons 12, Herts Hawks 9|
|Richmond Dragons||Herts Hawks|
|Player 1 p||4||4||1||0||Ross Asquith lf||6||3||3||1|
|Player 2 c||4||2||2||1||Kal Dimitrov c||5||0||1||1|
|Player 3 1b||5||2||2||1||Louis Hare p||5||1||1||1|
|Player 4 2b||5||2||2||5||John Oliver 1b||5||1||3||0|
|Player 5 3b||4||2||1||1||Carlos Casal 3b||4||1||1||0|
|Player 6 ss||3||0||0||1||Nick Russell ss||5||0||1||0|
|Player 7 lf||3||0||1||2||Dave Hamilton cf||4||2||1||0|
|Player 8 cf||3||0||0||0||Jonathon Lewys 2b||5||1||0||0|
|Player 9 rf||4||0||0||0||Ilya Dimitrov rf||4||0||1||1|
|TEAM TOTALS||35||12||9||11||TEAM TOTALS||43||9||12||4|
|E: Player 4(4), Player 6(2), Player 5, Player 2, Carlos Casal(2), John Oliver. LOB:
Richmond Dragons 5, Herts Hawks 10. 2B: Carlos Casal, Kal Dimitrov. HR: Player 4. SB:
Player 1(3), Player 5(2), Player 7(2), Player 2, Player 3, Player 6, Player 8, Player
9, Ross Asquith(3), Kal Dimitrov, Louis Hare. SF: Player 7.
|HBP: by Louis Hare (Player 5). . . . . . WP: Player 1. PB: Kal Dimitrov(2). T: 3:00.