BRISTOL BASEBALL CLUB TO CHALLENGE FOR NATIONAL HONOURS

Bristol Baseball Club will be challenging for national honours next season following its decision to join the British Baseball Federation’s (BBF) AA league. The Bristol Badgers, the reigning SWBL champions, will move to the BBF in 2018 while the Bristol Bats will remain in the South West Baseball League (SWBL). No final decisions have been made about whether the Badgers will play teams from the south and London or the…

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BADGERS CROWNED SOUTH WEST BASEBALL CHAMPIONS

The Bristol Badgers are the 2017 South West Baseball League (SWBL) Champions. They overcame Southern Conference Champions, the Exeter Spitfires 9-3 at Somerdale Pavilion Sunday to claim the title for the first time in the club’s history. Manager and MVP Tom Hollies pitched a complete game, giving up just five hits while striking out 10 Spitfires. He also drove in outfielder Vilmantas Katinas in the third inning to get the…

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BADGERS’ BATTERS BLAST BREWERS

The Bristol Badgers powered past the Newton Brewers 50-2 in Devon in the latest round of SWBL matches while at Somerdale Pavilion the Bats were sunk 17-4 by Southern Conference pacesetters, the Plymouth Mariners. The Badgers registered 41 hits against the Brewers including 12 doubles and a triple, easily overpowering the Devon side. MVP Vilmantus Katinas led the way for the Badgers with six hits, four RBIs and five runs….

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WALK OFF BUNT SEALS THRILLING COMEBACK WIN FOR BADGERS

A walk off bunt at the bottom of the 9th inning by centre fielder Nik South,  sealed a thrilling 8-7 comeback win for the Bristol Badgers against the Exeter Spitfires on Sunday. The Bristol team were trailing 7-6 with just three outs left. After Nerius Tamosiunas struck out, a double by Rhian Theaker got things moving before Tom Hollies was walked. With two men on base, short stop Par Eliasson drove…

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