Preview: Herts Eagles are ready to do battle with the Knights

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

The Herts Eagles are preparing for their second series of the 2014 season on Sunday as they host the Richmond Knights at Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead.

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.

It is games against teams like Richmond which will decide whether the Eagles will be involved in the playoff race come August.

The first game of the double-header starts at 1pm and the second at around 3.30pm. Admission is free for these games.

The club’s third team, the 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 tier, the 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.

Boys and girls aged 6 to 16, as well as and men and women of all ages, can give baseball a try with the Herts adult and youth league teams.

For further details please contact the club via their website www.hertsbaseball.com