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The London Mets Pony squad is for players (male and female) aged 14 to 16. They play the full game of baseball on a 90ft diamond .
We welcome both players new to baseball and more experienced players.
Pony training in season (April to September) is from 5 to 6.30pm at our Field in Finsbury Park and is free. You can come along for one or more sessions to try the game (and us) out. No equipment is needed though you should wear astro turf shoes or firm ground football boots.
Last year we played 37 games at Finsbury Park and on the road. There are chances for everyone to play and for our older and more experienced player to play against the toughest opposition and to guest for one of adult teams.
In April 2012 we reached the semi finals of the PONY Baseball European Championship in Prague, Czech Republic in our first foreign competition. We have strong links with the GB Baseball programme and a number of our players are members of the GB Cadet and Junior squads.
Pony Team Manager & Head Coach
Help the London Mets by buying your gear through the link below. As well as a wide range of equipment in stock, the full Rawlings range including Heart of the Hide, Pro Preferred and custom gloves can be ordered duty paid.
The London Mets Ponies opened their Prague account on Thursday with a 10-5 victory over a game Israeli National team. The Mets struck for 4 runs in the top of the first inning, only to see Israel claw back to tie the game 5-5 after 3 innings. The Mets then re-took control of the game, scoring 5 in the top of the 5th, to win 10-5 in 6 innings. Jordan Edmonds threw a complete game for the victory, with Walker Goodman going 3-4 and Jamie Dix scoring 3 times to lead the Mets offense.
The Mets then faced a double-header starting with Technika Brno of the Czech Republic followed by a game with BC Vilnius of Lithuania.
The Mets added to their new-found international reputation by first beating Technika Brno 13-3 in the first of their two games on Friday, led by winning pitcher Zach Stroman with Kazuma Nasu finishing up in relief. Jordan Edmonds provided the bulk of the offensive support, keyed by a massive 3-run HR over the wall in left field in the 5th inning.
London then faced a tough BC Vilnius squad and came away with a hard fought 8-5 victory in their game of the Tournament to complete a sweep of Group D. The Mets nosed in front early, only to see Vilnius fight back, but were able to pull away with 4 runs in the top of the 5th inning. The game was still in doubt, however, as Vilnius came back once more to bring the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the 6th inning. Kazuma Nasu came in to relieve starter and winner Tadaki Sakurai and was able to get the Vilnius number 2 hitter to ground into a double play to end the game. Jack Peters led the Mets offense with 3 hits, including a pair of doubles.
Topping the table in Group D the Mets finished as only one of 4 teams in the competition with perfect records and met Czech club team Sokol Hluboka in the quarter final Saturday, winning the game 11-1 in a lethargic game.
The clock finally struck midnight for the Cinderella London Mets as they ran into Tournament favorites and eventual champions, the German Baseball Academy, on Saturday night. The Mets were primed and ready to go and with ace Jordan Edmonds taking the hill spirits were high. Unfortunately, following an opening strike-out, a combination of nerves and playing under the lights for the first time saw the Germans put 7 runs across the board in the first inning. Settling down, the Mets played the favorites even for the next couple of innings and forced them to change pitchers after our offense began to work the ball to the opposite field, but the strength of the German team told as they pulled away late and the Mets were unable to regain their reputation as the impact team of the Tournament. Despite losing 14-3, the Mets can hold their heads high as first-time tournament participants.
In the 11am 3rd/4th place game on Saturday morning the Mets faced the KMC Ambassadors, the all-star team of the American forces in Germany, losing 10-2 to finish fourth out of 16.
A fantastic experience was finished off by the award of the Tournament MVP award to Jordan Edmonds who learnt his baseball at Horsham and with GB and currently plays for Bracknell in the NBL. Jordan, along with Zach Stroman from the Mets will be back in Prague in May for the MLB European Academy tryout.