We are counting down to the 2017 Hunlock Series Draft which will take place this Wednesday, 20 September at 8:00pm. This year the Draft will not be televised, but there will be coverage via Facebook. It will enable participants to interact more easily as the managers make their picks. For more details follow Herts Baseball Club on facebook.
Three teams enter this year’s competition and the managerial appointments have just been announced.
Last year’s winners, the Red Kites, are back with their manager Matt Jackson who will be looking to retain the title.
The Black Barracudas, will be managed by Duane Badenhorst, who this season has had the opportunity to evaluate a vast number of players at all league levels from the NBL and Double-A League to the Under-17 League, which is expected to give his team a considerable advantage.
The Blue Rockers will be managed by Rich Brown who needs no introduction. Wherever there is baseball, be it Grovehill Ballpark, Farnham Park or BSUK Academy, you will find Rich there. Last season the Blue team finished in last place but all teams start with a blank roster sheet looking to build a wining team during the Draft.
Fans will see some new faces in the Hunlock Series this year who have joined the club in the last few weeks, so there will be an element of surprise in Wednesday’s Draft. Some of them may be new to Herts fans but they are not new to the game. The Hunlock Series could be a glimpse at some of the new players who will be wearing the Herts uniform for the first time in 2017.
HOW TO REGISTER
Existing Herts players are currently registering ahead of the Draft by simply updating their availability in the online Clubhouse. New players and players from other clubs can also sign up by contacting Herts Baseball Club.
There has already been interest from non-Herts players located in other regions of the United Kingdom and overseas. They are all welcome to sign up and play in these games.
To be eligible for selection during the Draft, players must register and enter their availability details online by 7pm on Wednesday, 20 September. If you miss this Draft deadline, don’t worry. Players would still be eligible to play but would be added to teams as free agents. To be eligible to play in the Hunlock Series, players must be 14 years of age or above on 31 December 2017.