Tonbridge Baseball Club
We're a friendly mixed adult baseball team who play for the fun of the game on a sunny afternoon with a cup of tea and a beer afterwards. We are always on the lookout for new players no matter what experience or age. If you would like to play, umpire or just support please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have various dates free throughout the summer for non-league friendly games. Please email the fixture secretary for details
"...play the game and play for the team. It is a Kent tradition."
Tonbridge Baseball Club Captain
Tonbridge Baseball Club Vice Captain
Tonbridge Baseball Club
Tonbridge started their season on Sunday 4th May with a home game against local rivals Kent Mariners with six rookies. The visitors made an ominous start with a home run in the first, but a double from Paul Wood tied the game bottom of the first.
Man of the match, Gareth Nutt completed a double play at the top of third with a very sharp catch and making the play at third himself to end Kent's inning.
Tonbridge went on to extend their lead with some smart running from Gen Edwards and Josh Miller followed by some powerful hitting, a 2 run homer from Nutt and 3 run homer from Stewart Clegg being the highlights.
After a catch from Andy Mackay followed by a good 'out' and some close plays at second from Amanda Murphy and Paul James, Tonbridge looked like they may wobble but a running catch at full stretch from Tim Barretto helped to steady the ship.
Tonbridge handed debuts to 3 more of their rookies, Chris Henderson and Ben Miller who provided some great batting and a great pick up and throw to first from Phil Howells helped Tonbridge extend the lead again.
The final score was 21:11.
Tonbridge are looking forward to an away trip to Brentwood next week (11th May) to build on good team play and hard work which ultimately won today's game. With the return of a number of experienced players the bullpen is looking strong.
Tonbridge won again on Sunday in another tense finale. In what is fast becoming a Tonbridge Baseball tradition the Guildford Mavericks came within 1 run in the top of the 9th inning and had the bases loaded before JP Dudley (MVP, hit .667, 3 runs, 4 RBIs) made a catch inside the diamond to end the game. Tonbridge got started early in the game retiring the 1st three batters faced and bringing in 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st. adding another 9 in the next 3 innings before Guildford got a foothold in the game. Mavericks hit 9 runs over 4 innings to bring it within 4 runs in the middle of the 5th. Both teams tightened up defensively with some great plays made.
D Mote took over on the mound from G Nutt in the 9th inning with the lead at 3 runs and saw out the game, backed up by the infield who made some tidy plays to limit the runs scored and end the game with the lead intact.
Tonbridge look to continue their winning streak on Sunday 09 June at home to the Essex Redbacks. If you are interested in baseball, whether playing, umpiring or supporting, please email email@example.com
A long and sloppy 4th inning cost Tonbridge in the 4th game of their
season on Sunday. They let up 8 runs after coming back to tie the
game in the bottom of third at 3-3.
A controversial call at the plate ended a promising comeback
prematurely in the bottom of the sixth and as the weather turned from
sunshine to overcast and cold, the gamed slipped away from Tonbridge.
They took the opportunity to give their relief pitchers some valuable
in game experience, but an efficient overall job from the London
Marauders saw the game through to a comfortable victory.
A special mention should go to captain, catcher and MVP, Steve Adams
who batted 1000, stole 4 bases and scored 2 runs.
Tonbridge look to pick up their season on Sunday 26 May at home to
Richmond Dukes. If you are interested in baseball, whether playing,
umpiring or supporting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org