Liverpool Trojans Baseball Club Est.1946
20th/21st August 2016
The Liverpool Trojans finished their 2016 regular season campaign as champions of the AAA Northern Division, boasting a winning record of 24-2. The Trojans qualified as number one seeds for the end of season play-offs taking place at the Purex Field in Hull. The semi-final game on Saturday paired the Trojans with the host club Hull Scorpions. After an even start to the game, the Trojans eventually overpowered the Scorpions with a 12 run final inning to take the game by a score of 18 - 5.
The AAA Northern Conference Final took place on Sunday between the Liverpool Trojans and the Catmel Valley Lions. The Lions qualified on the Saturday beating the Halton Jaguars by a score of 11 - 1.
It was to be the Trojans day, as Martin Godsall once again led the Trojans to a winning score of 10 - 6. The Trojans now move to the National chamionships taking place on the weekend of 27th/28th Aug at Farnham Park, with a semi final game against the Oxford Kings.
The Liverpool Twojans continue to improve in the AAA Central Division, finishing their 2016 regular season with an impressive 13 - 13 record. In only their second full season, the Twojans qualified for the post-season play offs, taking on the AAA North Eastern AAA runners-up, Sheffield Bladerunners.
The Twojans and Bladerunners road to the final had a common element, as both semi-final opponents forfeited their games leaving Sunday's final to be contested by the two top seeds in the division. The prize at stake was the opportunity to contest the AA National Finals taking place at Farnham Park, Surrey, on the weekend of 27th/28th Aug.
Sadly for the Twojans, the Balderunners proved to be strong opponents and won the final by a score of 16 - 0. A harsh defeat to take, but the Liverpool Twojans will come back stronger and more determined next season.
Sunday 5th June 2016
Britain’s oldest existing baseball club, the Liverpool Trojans, marked their 70th anniversary as the club’s first and second teams met for the very first time.
The original team was formed in 1946 by ex-servicemen returning from the second world war. During the early years the team were on a very steep learning curve as the standard of baseball in the UK was extremely high. During the mid 70's and early 80's the Trojans won the British Championship 3 times and won their own division for nine consecutive years, at the time a British record. Winning ways returned to the Trojans in 2011 & 2012, becoming AAA National champions after losing out in the semi-final in 2010. In 2013 the Trojans once again made it to the AAA national Finals but were beaten by the London Metros. The current Liverpool Trojans are setting their own high standards and are keen to follow their predecessor's winning ways.