Hornets Baseball Club: Welcome

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We are a U14 Olympic Pony Baseball team.  On this site you can keep up with the Hornet's by checking out our schedule, reading up on the Hornet's buzzz(News), or checking out our action photos.  Keep checking back during the year for updates.  Go Hornets!

Tuesday, May 18
Memorial Day Schedule is posted

Check out the Memorial Day Schedule.....Go Hornets!

Friday, May 7
Brocksmith twirls a gem!

The Hornets finally put it all to gether in beating the North Seattle Heat 6-1.  Jacob Brocksmith started and went 6+ innings giving up only one earned run on 6 hits.  His defense behind him was stellar, especially the play of Brady who was patroling center field this night.  Brady made several brilliant running catches and even turned in a double play by running down a sure gapper and throwing the runner out at first.  The Hornets got timely hitting from Jeff, Miller, and Brady.  Miller and Brady both had run scoring triples.  Once Jake tired in the 7th and walked the first two batters he faced Brian came in to slam the door by striking out two including the last one with the bases loaded.  Next up Kirkland on Monday, lets make it two in a row!  Go Hornets!!

Monday, May 3
Hornets solid in loss

The Hornets played the North Seattle Rein on a rainy Monday night.  The Hornets played a very competitive and complete baseball game against a very solid team.  Jacob B. started and pitched 4 very good innings giving up only 5 earned runs against the hard hitting Rein.  Brian came in and pitched 3 innings...the first two only giving up one run with great defense behind him.  But in the 7th with the Hornets trailing 6-4 the Hornets made thier only error of the game opening the door for a 7 run rally by the Rein.  Lots of positives should be taken from the game.  If the Hornets continue to play the way they played tonight there are wins on thier horizon.  Well played today Hornets!

Monday, May 3
Hornets blanked by Royals

Saturday the Hornets had their second shot at the Royals.  The defense and pitching was good enough to keep the Hornets in the game but once again the Hornets couldn't get the key hit to score runs.  Twice the Hornets had the bases loaded with less than two outs and couldn't score a run.  The Royals ended up winning 10-0 in 5 innings.

Thursday, April 29
Hornets lose a close one to Kirkland 6-5.

The Hornets are really starting to show signs of putting things together as a baseball team.  The entire team was in to the game last night...was it not for one rough inning for the defense I think we'd had a victory last night.  Brian, Jake, and Brady pitched solid giving up only 2 earned runs.  The defense was solid in every inning except the second when the Hornets committed all 3 of their errors allowing 4 runs.  The Hornets didn't hang their heads though bouncing back to score 4 runs of their own the very next inning tying the game 5-5.  There it stayed until the 6th when Kirkland took the lead on a bases loaded walk.  The Hornets kept it interesting in the 7th when Ryan led off the inning with a double then advanced to third on a pass ball.  But the they couldn't get that key hit to drive him in and tie the game.  Next up the A's Thursday night....Go Hornets!

Monday, April 26
Hornets O-fer weekend....

The Hornets played three games over the weekend.  Though there are signs of improvement three games still added up to three losses.  Friday night against Issaquah the Hornet's just couldn't get the key hit to score runs and played rough defense in losing 11-1.  Saturday morning the Hornets hit well but again thier defense let them down in a 16-8 loss to the Cubs.  Then Saturday afternoon the defense showed up, they were solid making several very nice plays but the offense went cold and only mustered 4 hits and 1 run in the 6-1 loss against the Bulldogs.  Next up North Seattle Monday night at E-4.....Go Hornets!

Wednesday, April 21
Hornets play much better in losing effort against the Lumberjacks.

The Hornets played a much crisper and much more focused baseball game Tuesday night.  The Hornets came out swinging in the game and actually outhit the Lumberjacks in the game 10 to 9.  But the 7 walks that Hornets pitchers gave up was the difference in the game as Lumberjack pitchers didn't walk anyone and the Hornets lose 9-2.  All in all its a step in the right direction and its this reporters feeling that the Hornets have a bright future if they continue to play like they played last night.  Next up Issaquah at Memorial Field on Friday....Go Hornets!

Monday, April 19
Hornet's lose to Rush 10-1

Error's were the story in this one.  Brady started and pitched 3 very solid innings but left the game after 3 trailing 3-0.  The Hornets only mustered 3 hits on this night as the Rush's pitching staff had the Hornet's number.  The Hornets lone run was scored when Jacob L. hit a scorching double in the sixth that plated Brian.  Jacob B. came back a bit too soon from the flu and only logged 1/3 of an inning, Brian went the final 2 2/3 giving up only 2 hits and one earned run.  The Hornets defense was shaky at best comitting 6 errors that led to 7 unearned runs in the game.  Next up Seattle Pony...lets turn it around against the Lumber Jacks....Go Hornets!

Thursday, April 15
Hornets win!!!

The Hornets buzzed in to Maltby looking to snap their early season losing skid.  They faced Malby's Explosion on a sunny Wednesday night and played their best game of the season.  The Hornet's had a season high in hits, with 12, and runs scored, with 11.  The defense was outstanding.  Peyton made a beautiful running catch in right field to stop a Explosion ralley.  Miller and Brady both made fantastic plays at shortstop.  Jacob B. started and pitched 3 solid innings working out of a jam in the third with the help of Peyton's running catch.  Jeff came in to pitch in the 4th and sailed through the 4th with no problems but ran into major issues in the 5th loading the bases with only one out.  Sam relieved Jeff and got the next two batters to pop out to end the threat.  Peyton pitched the final two innings throwing nothing but strikes and his defense behind him took care of the rest....The final ended 11-6 Hornet's.



Tuesday, April 13
No sting in Hornets yet as they drop another

The Hornets met a hot hitting Royals team on Monday night and were blanked 13-0.  Sam started and pitched a solid 5 innings but recieved no offensive support as the Hornets hit the ball hard but couldn't avoid the Royal's gloves.  Next up, Maltby on Wednesday....Go Hornets!

Sunday, April 11
A's swat Hornets

It was a beautiful Sunday for baseball.  The Hornets battled the A's on Sunday but the A's bat's proved too much for the Hornets to over come.  The Hornets snapped out of their hitting slump coming alive with 11 hits and scoring 6 runs, a season high for both.  But the A's banged out 13 hits against Hornet pitching, combined with 6 Hornet errors it led to too many runs for the Hornets to over come.  Next up the Royals on Monday night....go Hornets!

Saturday, April 10
No sting in Hornets early Saturday morning

The Hornets faced the best team they'll see all year and were left licking their wounds after an 18-0 drubbing by the Red Sox.  Things started off rough with the Hornets giving up 6 runs in the first as the Red Sox came out swinging.  Jacob Brocksmith came in for relief in the 2nd and the Hornets buckled down and played solid defense for two innings giving up nothing in the 2nd or the 3rd.  But in the 4th the Hornets comitted 6 errors in that inning alone and gave up 12 runs.....game over.  Peyton came in for one inning of stellar relief getting the Red Sox in order in the 5th.  The Hornets now look forward to Sunday and the A's hoping to get that first win of the year under their belts.  Go Hornets!

Thursday, April 8
Bulldogs hand Hornet's second loss

The rain held off and let the Hornet's get their second game of the season in.  Jacob B. started and pitched 3 2/3 strong innings leaving with the game tied 2-2.  Miller and Jeff pitched the balance of the game giving up only 3 more earned runs.  But this night was about missed oportunities on offense.  With the hornets trailing 5-2 in the 6th and the bases loaded with two outs Ryan hit a line shot to right field that was run down by the Bulldogs right fielder to rob Ryan of a bases clearing double.  The Hornets tried to stage a ralley in the 7th but once again were turned away by steller defense by the Bulldogs.  The final ended up 6-2 bulldogs.  The Hornet's play was much improved from their first game....the future looks bright.  Go Hornets!

Tuesday, April 6
Hornets swept away by Tsunami in opener

The short handed Hornets finally got to play their season opener on a damp and cold Monday night.  It's been tough getting games and practices in over the last few weeks due to the rainy weather.  The lack of baseball showed early on as the team came out flat and fell behind early 8-0.  Brian started and got the first two outs on three pitches but struggled after that lasting only 1 1/3 innings before being lifted for Miller.  The Hornets hit their stride the next three innings with solid defense, timely hitting, and crafty pitching from Miller cutting the lead to 10-5 by the 5th inning.  But with darkness and the rain closing in the Tsunami had one more push extending the lead to 15-5 before the game was called due to darkness.  All in all everybody felt good to get a "real" game in under their belts, we're all sure our best baseball is still ahead of us.  The Hornets next game is this Thursday the 8th with a full squad.  Go Hornets!

Monday, March 1
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