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Great Britain: Essex Arrows and Herts Falcons Open Season with Sweeps

Great Britain: Essex Arrows and Herts Falcons Open Season with Sweeps

GREAT BRITAIN – The Harlow (previously Southern) Nationals and the London Mets split a British National Baseball League doubleheader last Sunday at Finsbury Park.

The reigning NBL champions stopped the Mets 8-1 in the first game of the new season behind a superb outing by southpaw Brendan Cunliffe (1-0). Jarrod Pretorious paced the offense with four RBIs.

London regrouped to salvage a split with a 10-2 victory in the second contest. Pietro Sollecito (1-0) picked up the win while Harlow starter Jamie Ratcliff (0-1) was tagged with the loss.

HERTS SWEEP PAST BRACKNELL
The revamped Herts Falcons opened the new NBL season with a sweep over the Bracknell Blazers. The Falcons took the first game, 4-2, as American pitcher Jordan Farkas fanned Phil Matthews with the bases loaded in the seventh to seal the win. Herts completed the doubleheader whitewash with a narrow 8-7 triumph in the second encounter as Michael Osborne (1-0) notched the win.

ESSEX FOILS CROYDON
The Essex Arrows started the new season in grand fashion with two wins over the Croydon Pirates. Darrin Ward (1-0) tossed a gem to lead the Arrows to a 7-0 victory in the season opener. Matt Gilbert (1-0) was credited with the win as Essex finished off the twinbill sweep with a 10-6 decision.

LAKENHEATH SPLITS WITH SOUTHAMPTON
The Lakenheath Diamondbacks and the Southampton Mustangs had to settle for a twinbill split. The Diamondbacks began the 2012 campaign with a hard-fought 10-8 win. However, the Mustangs captured a 7-4 victory in the second game to end the day on a winning note.

2012 NATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE:

Essex Arrows (2-0)
Herts Falcons (2-0)
Harlow Nationals (1-1)
Lakenheath Diamondbacks (1-1)
London Mets (1-1)
Southampton Mustangs (1-1)
Bracknell Blazers (0-2)
Croydon Pirates (0-2)

Marvin Moore is a freelance writer and former int’l baseball coach. He currently teaches baseball to underpriviliged Filipino boys at the Future Stars Baseball School in Bohol, Philippines.

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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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