London Sports travelled to Grovehill Ballpark and secured two convincing wins against the Herts Cardinals in the BBF U14 League, however Herts almost turned the second game on its head. London Sports had brought on their flame-throwing side-arm pitcher, Kenjo, and initially that put the Cardinals batters on the defensive, but they decided not to feel sorry for themselves and exploded in the bottom of the third. First 10-year-old Aaron Witter got a hold of a fastball to drive it over the outfield wall in left-centerfield for the first home run of his career in the U14 League. The next batter was Alex Guthrie and he launched the ball the opposite way deep over the right field wall close to the foul pole to make it back-to-back home runs and to put Herts back in the game.
London Sports pitcher, Kenjo, had his revenge an inning later when he launched a homerun of his own to left field.
8-year-old Josh Jones made his debut on the mound in the U14 league and he impressed allowing only 3 earned runs in 3 innings, striking out 4 and walking only 3. It is not a coincidence that the Great Britain coaching staff monitored him carefully during the recent European Big League Tour at the Soccer Dome.
Ben Jones is also making excellent progress with the bat. He batted 3-for-4 over the two games. Two of the hits were in game one when Jones was the only Herts batter to get a hit against the talented London Sports starting pitcher, Landon Thomas.
BBF U14 League (Game 1): London Sports 15 Herts Cardinals 0 (click to view box scores)
BBF U14 League (Game 2): London Sports 18 Herts Cardinals 6 (click to view box scores)