Opening Day, GB Baseball


Liam Carroll

I am absolutely stoked for British Baseball's opening day on Sunday.  Check out Matt Smith's preview on the Baseball GB website.  I'll be catching the Mets and Nationals facing off at Finsbury Park, it should be a cracker of a day. 

I'll be interested to follow the players recently selected to the Great Britain 23U team during the start of the season.  Coaching with the GB programme isn't part of my day job but watch this space for an announcement of the roster.  I'm excited to have players from clubs across the country.

Last weekend we held our first 23U practise at the new field of the Stourbridge Titans.  We spent a great deal of time implementing the type of systems that I hope clubs have in place or are planning to review before their first games - fly ball communication, cuts and relays, bunt coverages and 1st & 3rd situations.  We also fit a game in with Will Lintern's Junior National Team.  In three hours we managed play 10 innings.  If you're hustling on and off the field this season the duration of your games will improve tremendously.  Many thanks to the Titans for hosting us and the contribution to Great Britain Baseball.

I don't think any of us can help but be even more excited for our baseball and softball seasons to start considering the weather we've been having.  Enjoy your weekend of playing/coaching/umpiring/scoring or simply catching a ballgame



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About Liam Carroll

Liam Carroll

Liam was a Regional Coach and then Development Coordinator for BaseballSoftballUK until May 2014. He returned to his hometown of London to work for BSUK in 2010 after stops in Somerset, Bristol, Cornwall, California and Nevada. Growing up playing in Britain, Liam made the move to America to study and play university baseball. After figuring out that his future would be brighter as a coach rather than player, he moved to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to finish his degree and coach college baseball. Since then he’s coached youth and adult teams on both sides of the atlantic and with the Great Britain Baseball National Teams.

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