Category: Hawks


The recent growth in popularity of British baseball is not only responsible for the creation of the Herts Falcons' second team, but Richmond have also benefited to the tune of now fielding 4 teams.


On Sunday, the Falcons 2 travelled to Richmond to face the Riverdogs, Richmond's 4th team. Although both teams included a high percentage of rookie players, it was apparent early on that the Falcons were more talented, better coached, and had a stronger desire to win. Richmond were totally out-played in every department – batting, fielding, and pitching.


The Falcons got off to an early 2-0 lead and were 6-1 up after 2 innings. They continued to pile on the runs as the game progressed until the game was called after 7 innings on the Slaughter Rule with the Falcons 29-6 ahead.


This Sunday sees the Falcons 2 at home (Grovehill Playing Field, Hemel Hempstead) to play the Cambridge Monarchs 2. The game starts at 2.00pm (visitors are welcome).


The Herts Falcons 2 baseball team managed an impressive 18-5 win over the Brentwood Stags in only their second ever league game. Fielding 7 rookie (new) players, the Falcons raced off to a 14-1 lead by the middle of the 4th inning. Brentwood picked up 3 runs in their 4th inning and another run in the 5th but after that, teenage pitcher Ross Davies held them scoreless for the rest of the game.


Another new player, Ross Asquith, made several great catches in the outfield, picked up 3 hits and scored 2 runs. Rod Naghar hit 2 doubles and a single and scored 3 runs.


Next Sunday, the team travels to play Richmond who they beat in a pre-season friendly.


On the back of last season's historic promotion campaign by the Herts Falcons baseball team, the club received massive interest over the winter break and are proud to now operate a brand new second team in the 1st division of the British Baseball Federation.


Comprised mainly of players totally new to the game with a mixture of experienced players, including 20-year veteran Paul Raybould managing the team, the Falcons 2 won both of their pre-season games. It was simply bad luck that their first league game was up against promotion favourites Havering.


On a bright, sunny day, the Falcons kept the score close through the first 3 innings. Then, Havering exploded with 5 runs in the 4th to take a 9 – 3 lead. They added 5 more runs in the 5th and 6th innings while the Falcons were unable to score and Havering won the game 14 – 3.


The Falcons may have started the league season with a defeat but a lot was learned and they are looking forward to their trip to Brentwood next Sunday.