Report by Redbacks Baseball & Softball: On a gloroious Saturday afternoon in central London, the Little Redbacks recorded wins number two and three of 2014 against the perennial champions London Mets.
The two teams of boys and girls aged 10 and under showcased great skill as well as the ever-present enthusiasm as they took part in the most competitive games the two sides have played to date.
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Manager Graham Meikle"]These are easily the best performances we’ve had and the Little Redbacks are continuing to push on and make a name for themselves.[/quote]
In the first match, Lucas Thomas was almost untouchable on the mound for the Redbacks as his control, and the defence behind him, stifled the dangerous Mets bats.
After completing the first win, Meikle turned to Evan Preissler to start the pitching before Preston Taylor took over. Between them they prevented the Mets gaining any momentum, with Taylor in particular impressing with a fantastic catch and throw that almost got two outs.
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Manager Graham Meikle"]Everything’s starting to come together now and I’m excited for the future of the club with the strength of talent these youngsters have, especially as they’re all under 10 years old![/quote]
On Saturday 19 July the Little Redbacks are at home against Herts Baseball Club under-10s at the Forest Glade ground, while the Forest Glade Redbacks under-13s play against the Herts under-13s at the same time. Training for all players aged 16 and under is at Forest Glade, Billericay, on Wednesday evenings from 18:00.
The Redbacks senior teams return to action on Sunday 20 July, with the first team playing their penultimate home games of the season at Melbourne Park, Chelmsford, against the Herts Eagles. The first pitch is at 12:00. The second team will hope to record their third win of the season when they travel to Finsbury Park to take on the London Musketeers.
Training for senior players, aged 16 and over, is on Thursdays from 18:00 at Melbourne Park, Chelmsford.
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