The John Warner School based in Hoddesdon dominated the 2013 Herts School Softball games from start to finish and collected the championship trophy.
They set the tone for the day with a 16-0 win over Stanborough School which included 3 homeruns launched over the leftfield wall. In their second game they faced the Sir John Lawes School who picked up a win earlier in the day against the boys and girls of the Chancellor’s School from Harpenden. John Warner School were held right to the end but in the final inning they moved up a gear and took a 5-0 lead which they kept to the end.
Chancellor’s School were the final obstacle for John Warner School and they once again proved too strong winning 4-0. Their outstanding defence did not allow any runs all day long and their bats were too hot to handle.
|VISITING TEAM||HOME TEAM|
|Sir John Lawes School (JLS)||2||Chancellor’s School (CHS)||0|
|The John Warner School (JWS)||16||Stanborough School (STS)||0|
|The John Warner School (JWS)||5||Sir John Lawes School (JLS)||0|
|Stanborough School (STS)||6||Chancellor’s School (CHS)||5|
|Sir John Lawes School (JLS)||5||Stanborough School (STS)||4|
|Chancellor’s School (CHS)||0||The John Warner School (JWS)||4|
|The John Warner School||3||0||1.000||25||0||W3|
|Sir John Lawes School||2||1||0.667||-2||1||W1|
Scouts from Herts Baseball Club were following the games closely and they saw a lot of potential amongst the boys and the girls of all four teams. Most of these players are aged between 13 and 15 and with a little fine-tuning they would be able to compete in the BBF Under-14 and even the Under-17 leagues.
The teams received a lot of encouragement from the coaches of Herts Baseball Club who hosted this event in association with BaseballSoftballUK. The event is part of the Herts School Games sponsored by Sainsbury’s.
Students from the four schools as well as other schools in and around the county will have the opportunity to continue playing baseball and softball after the event by joining the Herts youth league teams. They can join at any time of the year. For more information contact us.