The Herts U12 team is preparing for its first ever appearance in the national championship playoffs
With all four Herts adult league teams missing out on the playoffs, the hopes of Herts baseball fans now rest on the club’s three youth teams which are preparing for the playoffs in the under-17, under-14 and under-12 leagues.
The British Baseball Federation has just announced that the Herts Harriers have been awarded a place in the Under-17 national semi-finals automatically as the second seed. In a repeat of last-year’s semi-final, they will face the London Mets who are the third seed.
The path to the final is a lot more difficult for the Herts Cardinals in the Under-14 who will have to go through a 3-team Wild Card Playoff facing the Brentwood Bucks and Essex Redbacks. The Herts Under-12 team will also have to go through the Wild Card Playoff where they will face the Under-12 team of the Brentwood Bucks. The BBF has selected Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead as the venue to host these games on 6 September. The winner of these Wild Card playoffs will progress through to the National Semi-Final where they will face the top seeds in the respective age groups.
Boys and girls from around the region are still contacting the club and signing up to play in these exciting games to determine the national baseball champions, so it is not too late to get involved.