Herts Baseball Club has confirmed the appointment of Rob Jones and Geoff Thomas as the co-managers of the Herts Raptors.
The Raptors will play in the Single-A League for 2014 after the BBF rejected their application to be promoted to Double-A.
Jones has considerable experience, having been with Herts since the early days when the club had only one team.
As a player, he was the 2005 Batting Champion with the Herts Falcons second team playing in Division 1 and was Batting Champion for the Herts Raptors in 2008. In the same season he was also awarded the Outfield Gold Glove.
Thomas, meanwhile, is a knowledgeable player with more than 10 years’ playing experience. He has been a member of the Herts Eagles for the past two seasons, having previously played and been on the board at Bristol.
Together, Jones and Thomas have outlined their vision for developing a team culture with the Raptors while employing a strong coaching ethic to ensure the players understand all aspects of the game.
Meanwhile, Herts Baseball Club has confirmed that 19 teams have entered this year’s Herts Spring League.
The teams come from all British baseball leagues including the National Baseball League, Triple-A, Double-A, Single-A, U19 and U17 leagues.
The HSL will be played over three weeks, starting on the weekend of March 22 and 23.