Herts Cardinals almost pulled off The Great Escape in Game Two of their doubleheader away at the Croydon Pirates but came just short with a final score of 12-13. Croydon also won the first game 3-8. The Cardinals drop two places in the standings and are now third, two games back on leaders Bournemouth Bears.
The Herts Ducks shocked the Double-A League leaders, East London Latin Boys, with an 11-7 away win. This was their first win of the season. 15-year-old Prime Mencias was the winning pitcher. Read full report by Kumail Jaffer.
There was an All Herts match-up at Basing Hill Ballpark. The Herts Raptors came out on top sweeping the Herts Eagles 10-7 and 14-6. The winning pitchers were Lee Dunn and Rufus Lloyd. The Raptors are now 4-2 which moves them into second place in the standings, leapfrogging the Herts Ravens who were resting this weekend.
National Baseball League
The Falcons were resting at the weekend but there was drama around the National Baseball League. The Sheffield Bruins were 1 out away from winning at the high-flying Essex Arrows, but the Arrows came back to win it in extra innings. London Capitals caused an upset splitting their series with the league leading London Mets. All this means that the Falcons have gained ground on fourth-placed Sheffield Bruins and are just two games back on them now. Third-placed Capitals stay ahead of the Falcons by 4 games. The top four teams at the end of the regular season will qualify for the NBL postseason playoffs in August.
The Herts Falcons are away at the Mets next. Game starts 2PM, Saturday, 10 June, Finsbury Park.
Herts Youth Baseball League
There was just one youth league game on Saturday in the Under-11 division. The Herts Cardinals U11 came from behind to win 6-5 and close the gap on first-placed Herts Londoners U11.