photo by Vicky Sinclair
The Herts under-12 team came up against the best teams in the country this weekend as part of the UK Little League Championship. They were drawn in the “group of death” where they to the eventual winners LYBL and to Horsham. That meant that they were playing in the consolation games on Sunday, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the youngsters from Hertfordshire. Their second encounter with Horsham was a classic which went into extra innings. The game ended in a 15-15 tie with a heart-breaking out at home which stopped Nicolas Durer from scoring the winning run. In their final game of the tournament they lost 7-3 to the Mets.
Play of the day went to Josh Jones who made four spectacular catches in left field one of which was an extravagant diving play.
UK LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS – U12 FINAL SCORES
Herts 0 LYBL 12
Horsham 4 Herts 0
Horsham 15 Herts 15 (tie declared in extra innings)
Herts 3 London Mets 7
The youth league season continues as the Herts youth teams build-up to the biggest prize of the baseball season, the National Baseball Championships which will be played in September. There is still plenty of time for any new players to join the teams and be eligible for that eagerly anticipated event.