The speeding juggernaut of Herts Baseball Club encountered a set-back on Sunday with a trio of uncharacteristic defeats.
The teams representing the club in the top two tiers both had rest weekends, but in its third and fourth tier games, the club had no wins and three losses.
In the third tier, the Herts Hawks fell by a single run to the Sidewinders.
A win would have vaulted the Hawks into the play-offs for the end of season championship – but all is not lost.
The team needs to win one of the last two games to secure a berth. Both games are against qualification rivals the Kent Mariners at Grovehill Ballpark on August 18.
In the fourth tier, meanwhile, the Herts Eagles and Herts Raptors both lost.
Again, though, there was no doom and little gloom. The Eagles gave debuts to another two new recruits to the club – an excellent demonstration of the Herts’ policy of welcoming players of all experience levels throughout the season.
Meanwhile, the Raptors’ loss may hamper their seeding in the semi-finals of the fourth-tier national championship, but they have already guaranteed a spot.
In other news at the club, the Regional Youth Play-offs are set to be held at Herts.
Players aged between 6 and 16 can still join the club in time for these high-profile national championship games in August and September.
For more details contact the club via www.hertsbaseball.com.