Baseball preview: Eagles welcome Knights to Grovehill on Sunday

Action from Eagles win over Oxford Kings last weekend. Picture: Richard Lee Photography

Action from Eagles win over Oxford Kings last weekend. Picture: Richard Lee Photography - Credit: Archant

Herts Eagles are preparing for their second series of the 2014 season this Sunday, April 27, as they host the Richmond Knights at Grovehill Ballpark.

The two teams shared a win each in their double-header last season and both finished in the lower half of the Triple-A League table. Even at this early stage, two wins will be a significant boost to Eagles’ play-off aspirations.

The first game starts at 1pm and the second at around 3.30pm. Admission is free.

The club’s third team, Herts Hawks, will travel to Croydon on the same day for a two-game series against the South London Pirates. Both teams suffered heavy losses on opening day – the Hawks losing to the London Mammoths and the Pirates to the Brentwood Stags.

In the fourth league tier Herts Raptors will start their campaign with a trip to title-favourites London Marauders. This is the first official league game for the newly appointed managerial duo of Geoff Thomas and Rob Jones.

In the National Baseball League, the country’s top league, the Herts Falcons are resting this weekend. Their next game is the away series against the Bracknell Blazers on May 11.

At this time of year the Herts baseball teams usually receive a boost as they are joined by football players whose season is about to end, as well as cricketers and other players who are looking to try baseball.

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Regardless of whether they have played baseball in the past or are new to the game, boys and girls aged 6 to 16 and men and women from 14 to 45+can come and give baseball a try with the Herts adult and youth league teams and play a part in the race for the 2014 national championships. For more details contact the club via their website