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Great Britain: Harlow Nationals Sweep Essex Arrows

Great Britain: Harlow Nationals Sweep Essex Arrows

GREAT BRITAIN – The Harlow Nationals used a pair of pitching gems last weekend to sweep the Essex Arrows in a British National Baseball League doubleheader at Northbrooks Baseball Field in Harlow.

Harlow (5-1) took the first game, 5-2, as Jamie Ratcliff (2-0) followed his one-hitter a week earlier with a two-hit complete game.

The reigning British champion finished off the two-game set with a 7-0 shutout victory. Roberto Almanzar (2-0), who tossed a three-hitter a week ago, went the distance allowing the Arrows just two hits.

The Herts Falcons and Southampton Mustangs split a twinbill. Alberto Rodriguez (2-0) notched the win as the Mustangs survived a late rally by the Falcons to claim a 7-5 decision. However, Mike Osborn (3-0) scattered two runs and eight hits in a complete game effort to lead Herts to a 7-3 victory.

The London Mets coasted to a pair of lopsided victories over the Croydon Pirates. Pietro Sollecito pitched a five-inning complete game and Alex Pike popped a two-run walk-off home run in a 13-2 win in the first game. The Mets used a five-run second highlighted by home runs by Pike, Grant del Zoppo and Erick Henson en route to a 16-6 drubbing in the second contest.


Herts Falcons (5-1)
Harlow Nationals (5-1)
London Mets (3-1)
Southampton Mustangs (2-2)
Lakenheath Diamondbacks (1-1)
Essex Arrows (2-4)
Croydon Pirates (0-4)
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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