Last weekend British Baseball fans enjoyed the climax of the 2012 season as the national champions in all four senior leagues were crowned.
Now it is the turn of Britain’s youth teams to compete for the national title. The action begins with the playoffs for both the Under-17 and Under-14 leagues. The British Baseball Federation announced that this event will be held on Saturday, 8 September 2012.
It will be hosted by Herts Baseball Club at their ballpark in Hemel Hempstead (click for venue details). Admission is free and fans and families can enjoy the baseball action along with traditional baseball snacks which will be on offer including hot dogs, Krispy Kreme donuts, Big League Chew and other snacks and drinks.
Players and their families will also be able to purchase instant framed photos from the day’s games as DE Photo have been appointed as the photographers for this event.
Baseball gloves, bats, bags, and other merchandise including baseball memorabilia will also be on offer at the retail outlets around the ballpark.
The U17 and U14 playoffs will each feature 5 teams. All of them have been seeded based on their regular season league record.
1. London Mets Pony
2. Cobham Cougars
3. Horsham Hornets
4. Herts All Stars
5. Forest Glade Redbacks
1. London Mets Bronco
2. London Youth Baseball League
4. Forest Glade Redbacks
5. Herts All Stars
Confirmation of the playoff format and games schedule will be released shortly by the BBF and we will keep you updated. The two best teams in each of the two leagues will progress through to the National Youth Baseball Championships which will be played in Cartmel Valley on 15 and 16 September.
HERTS U11 SERIES
The event will also include the Final of the Under-11 Series between the Herts Dodgers and the Herts Giants. The Dodgers have the upper hand at the moment leading the series 3-1.Note: As mentioned above Herts Baseball Club is pleased to announce that DE Photo have been appointed as the Professional Sports and Event Photographers for this event. This event, by its very nature, is in the public arena and when entering for the event the participant and their parents acknowledges this fact, which may result in the recording and publication of his/her image. All DE Photo photographers and staff have been CRB checked and the company operates a strict Child Protection Policy and Code of Ethics which can be viewed on their website at http://www.dephoto.biz/cpp