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Great Britain: Herts Falcons Stay Unbeaten

Great Britain: Herts Falcons Stay Unbeaten

GREAT BRITAIN – The Herts Falcons stayed perfect in the British National Baseball League Easter Sunday with a doubleheader sweep over the previously unbeaten Essex Arrows.

Jake Michels and Dave Tretheway paced the offensive onslaught as the Falcons rolled to a 15-7 victory in the first game. Michaels collected a double, two triples and five RBIS, while Tretheway drove in six scores with a pair of doubles and a three-bagger.

Jordan Farkas (2-0) picked up the decision while former Herts pitcher Darrin Ward (1-1) took the loss.

Essex (2-2) raced out to a four-run lead in the second contest before Herts (4-0) countered with seven unanswered runs to earn a 7-4 win.

HARLOW SWEEPS BRACKNELL
The Harlow Nationals captured a pair of narrow wins against the Bracknell Blazers. Jamie Ratcliff carried a no-hitter into the seventh and finished with a one-hitter in a tension-packed 1-0 victory. The Nationals finished off the sweep with a 4-2 win in the second meeting as Reiniel Martinez doubled and homered.

2012 NATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE:

Herts Falcons (4-0)
Harlow Nationals (3-1)
Essex Arrows (2-2)
Lakenheath Diamondbacks (1-1)
London Mets (1-1)
Southampton Mustangs (1-1)
Croydon Pirates (0-2)
Bracknell Blazers (0-4)

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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