The Herts Falcons have had a difficult first half of the 2010 season. They find themselves with a 4-11 record, but they are still very much in the race for the playoffs. The Falcons face the Essex Arrows this Saturday at the NBL Independence Day event which will take place in Croydon and ahead of this vital clash they have received a major boost. Riley Fisher, who moved back to the Australian League after the 2009 season with Herts, is flying in to join up with the Falcons for these crucial weeks of the season. Fisher was one of the most influential players from last season. He will reinforce the team's injury-ravaged pitching staff and his ability to play in any position on the field will certainly re-energise the team.
The game against the Essex Arrows starts at 12:00 at Roundshaw Plaing Fields in Croydon this Saturday, 3rd July. The event also includes three other NBL games so baseball fans will be able to see all eight NBL teams on the same day and at the same venue as we enter the second half of the season and the games start to get that October feel.