The British Baseball Federation has confirmed the teams who will compete in the 2011 National Baseball Championships (NBC) on 10-11 September in Hemel Hempstead.
The British Baseball Federation has confirmed the dates and venue of the 2011 National Baseball Championships (NBC), where the National League, AAA, AA and Single-A season titles will be awarded.
The NBC will be held on the weekend of 10-11 September at Grovehill Playing Fields in Hemel Hempstead, home to the Herts Baseball Club. However, it will be the Great Britain Baseball programme that is hosting the event in a bid to raise funds for the national teams. Herts has generously donated the use of their two purpose-built baseball diamonds, which makes a significant contribution to Team GB’s fundraising efforts over the NBC weekend. Grovehill Playing Fields was the site of the 2010 Championships.
Also supporting the British Baseball Federation with preparations for the NBC is BaseballSoftballUK, the national development agency for both sports.
Richmond Flames are the defending champions in the National Baseball League
On Saturday 10 September, the National Baseball League (NBL) and AAA will stage 9-inning semifinal games in a single-elimination format to determine which two teams shall advance to the final.
The next day — Sunday 11 September — they will be joined by the top two teams from the AA and Single-A divisions, and all four leagues will play their championship showdowns.
The NBL final will take place at 15:00 GMT on Diamond One. The Single-A final will begin earlier in the day on the adjacent field at 09:30, followed by the AAA final at 12:30 and the AA final at 15:30.
For full details about the event and the National Baseball Championship Schedule click here.