With just two weeks remaining to the Little League UK Championships Herts teams from various age groups travelled to Brentwood in Essex.
Herts Cardinals (U15) 16 Forest Glade Redbacks (U15) 11
In the under-15 games the Herts Cardinals recorded their first two wins of the season. Their opponents were the Forest Glade Redbacks. Akito Bando has given the team a big boost since joining. He was the winning pitcher in game one which finished 16-11. There was a home run by Aaron Witter in that first game, but there was more to come from the 12-year-old who has just moved into the Under-15 age group.
Herts Cardinals (U15) 16 Forest Glade Redbacks (u15) 1
Witter was the starting pitcher in game two. He pitched an absolute gem allowing only one hit and one run. He also made his mark with the bat adding three more home runs making it four home runs for the day. One of them was a grand slam. Felix Maldonado also hit a home run, his second of the season after an inside-the-parker in last weekend’s game versus London. The Cardinals gave a debut to Billy Ayriss in these games.
Herts (U12) 4 Brentwood Bucks (U12) 14
In the under-12 games Herts lost their first game 14-4 against the Brentwood Bucks. James Dullea hit a towering 3-run home run showing that hard work in the batting cages will pay off. The Herts U12 team is also starting to see contribution from its younger members. 8-year-old Zack Minter picked up an assist with an on-the-money throw to third from the outfield to gun down the runner.
Herts (U12) 8 Forest Glade Redbacks (U12) 3
The team bounced back in their second game of the day this time against the Forest Glade Redbacks. James Dullea pitched three strong innings and he had the run support he needed from his teammates who were a lot more aggressive on the bases and with the bats, including two doubles by Christian Lynch.
The Little League UK Championships will take place on the weekends of 13-14 June and 20-21 June, but it is not too late for boys and girls of all ages to join the Herts teams. There is also the BBF National Championships to look forward to later in the year. For more details about giving baseball a try and joining the Herts baseball teams contact us.