With the crucial doubleheader against the Harlow Nationals coming up this Sunday, Andrew Fulford has arrived from Florida at a perfect time for the Herts Falcons. In 2012 he played for the Herts Hawks as he arrived too late to meet the NBL postseason eligibility rule, so this Sunday will be his official debut for Herts in the National Baseball League.
After having to deal with a series of injuries in the first two months of the season, Herts Falcons manager, Lee Manning, now has the pleasant problem of having four catchers on his roster. Andrew Fulford, Conner Brown, Phil Clark and Zac Malone are all high calibre catchers, but there are many other slots which need to be filled and all four catchers have the versatility to play in various other positions so, for coach Manning, this is a good problem to have.
Andrew Fulford is 23-years-old. He started playing when he was 4. After spending his early years in the Citrus Park Little League, Fulford went on to play for the varsity team at Sickles High School and later with Cambridge High School finishing as Florida Sate runners-up in 2009. During his career he has played under former MLB players Jody Reed, who played as second basemen for the Boston Red Sox, and Sam Marsonek who was a pitcher with the New York Yankees.
This Sunday’s doubleheader between the Herts Falcons and the Harlow Nationals will start at 12pm at Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead. Admission is free.