The Herts All Stars continued their preparations for next month’s National Playoffs with an added international flavour.
A mixed roster of mainly Under-14 All Stars supplemented by several Under-17 All Stars travelled to Billericay for a 3-team international tournament hosted by the Essex RedBacks. The Essex RedBacks the Herts All Stars were joined by the German team, the Marl Sly Dogs.
In the opening game between the hosts from Essex and the Sly Dogs, the team from Germany came out on top 5-3. In a dramatic second game the RedBacks scored 3 runs in the bottom of the final inning for a walk-off 4-3 win against the Herts All Stars.
Despite a rain delay the sun came out and the final game between the Marl Sly Dogs and the Herts All Stars was completed with a convincing 12-1 win for the Sly Dogs.
This proved to a be a very productive tournament for Herts as part of the team’s preparations for the British Postseason. It is not very often that international games are being played in the UK and the Essex RedBacks should be congratulated for organising this visit by the Marl Sly Dogs.
Essex RedBacks vs Herts All Stars (click for box scores and play-by-play)
Herts All Stars vs Marl Sly Dogs (click for box scores and play-by-play)