Falcons ready to get back in the mix with crucial London Mets showdown

Picture (c) Richard Lee, www.richardleephotography.org
Picture (c) Richard Lee, www.richardleephotography.org

The Herts Falcons are preparing for their biggest game of the season so far as they travel to the London Mets on Sunday, aiming to get right back into the playoff race.

If they win both games of the double-header they will be within one game of the Mets and may even move into the playoff zone depending on other results.

The games will be played in Finsbury Park and Herts are expected to have a good number of travelling fans.

The two teams met on opening day of the season and shared a win each. The pressure is on the Falcons to win both games as they need to catch up with the pack.

Last weekend, only two Herts teams were in action.

The Herts Hawks made a dramatic comeback to tie their game with the Daws Hill Spitfires going into the ninth and final inning, but eventually lost 14-9.

This puts them even further away from the playoff places of the Double-A League.

Mathematically they are still able to reach the playoffs, but they will be relying on other results going in their favour.

In the fourth tier of the British Baseball Leagues, the Herts Raptors are still in search of their first win of the season. They were beaten convincingly 24-6 by the Brentwood Bucks.

In the U17 leagues, the Southern Conference overcame the Northern and Midlands Conference to secure their place in the Europe and Africa qualification stage of the Little League World Series, to be played in Italy this week.

The Southern Conference All Star team, which will compete as UK’s representative, is already in Italy. It features players from the Herts Harriers, London Mets and the LYBL Bulldogs.

Team UK has been placed in a competitive group with Belgium, Spain and the Czech Republic – a country making major strides and attracting attention from the multi-million dollar teams of Major League Baseball in America.

The games involving Team UK will be televised on the internet throughout the week. Visit hertsbaseball.com for further details.