Falcons swoop to snap up Great Britain star Azcuy

GB star Maikel Azcuy has signed for the Herts Falcons. Picture (c) Richard Lee
GB star Maikel Azcuy has signed for the Herts Falcons. Picture (c) Richard Lee
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Herts Falcons have confirmed the signing of Great Britain international Maikel Azcuy from national champions Essex Arrows.

Azcuy joins the Falcons after winning four straight national titles – a feat achieved by only 16 other players ever – with the latest coming this year with the Arrows after three previously with the Harlow Nationals.

From the 2014 Herts Falcons roster, only Darrin Ward and John Blose have worn the Great Britain senior national team uniform in the past, and Azcuy is the first Herts Falcons player in the club’s history who is a current GB senior team player.

He has been a key member of the GB squad in the last three years, playing in the 2012 and 2014 European Championship campaigns.

In this year’s European Championships in Germany and the Czech Republic, Azcuy had an impressive .370 batting average.

He has also won five home run titles – in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 – and has a career average of .421 in nine seasons in the National Baseball League.

Azcuy currently has 33 career NBL home runs and, in 2015, will chase down the all-time record, currently held by Simon Pole with 35.