Pitchers go deep to help Herts secure a clean sweep

Tom Carson hit his first career home run in the Raptors win on Sunday
Tom Carson hit his first career home run in the Raptors win on Sunday

The Hemel-based Herts’ adult baseball teams secured a clean sweep of victories in their games on Sunday – played four, won four.

The highlight was a tremendous upset win for the Herts Falcons in the National Baseball League (NBL), the UK’s top division.

They beat the defending champions Southampton Mustangs 5-2, at Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead.

Young pitcher Zack Longboy went the distance to secure an impressive complete-game win, striking out four batters, while Miguel Hector hit a home run.

In the AA-division, the Herts Hawks hit two homers to help them blow away the London Marauders 32-9.

Jon Lewys and Dan Bartram both went deep.

They won the second game of their double-header in Enfield 12-5 to bring their overall record for the season to 11-2.

A first career long ball for Tom Carson of the Herts Raptors helped them secure a big win in the Single-A division.

They beat the Richmond Dukes 30-6 in just five innings.

Paul Auchterlounie pitched a complete game for the victory, striking out eight.

The Raptors have now evened their record for the season, won 5 and lost 5, and are back in the hunt for the playoffs.

For more details about the club, visit their website at www.hertsbaseball.com.