2021 Belgian Gold Division: Hoboken Pioneers @ Borgerhout Squirrels, a Photo Impression

Just to soak up as much baseball as possible, yours truly went to Borgerhout today, to attend the decisive game for a spot in the Belgian Series between Hoboken Pioneers and Borgerhout Squirrels. Here is a photo impression of an attractive game. This blog post is brought to you by  

Hoboken Pioneers Makes it to The Belgian Series

In the decisive game for a spot in the Belgian Series, Hoboken Pioneers stayed at the right side of the score. Until the sixth inning, the team couldn't get a grip on the pitches of Ryan Johnson but eventually prevailed. FInal score The Squirrels took an early lead when Steven De Lannoy singled up the …

2021 Belgian Gold Division: Extra Baseball in Belgium

Two weeks ago, the second game of the doubleheader between Brasschaat Braves and Borgerhout Squirrels was suspended due to darkness at a (handball) score of 12 -12 at the start of the seventh inning. Today the game was finished as a spot in the Belgian Series depended on it. If the Borgerhout Squirrels would win, …

News Around Second Belgian Series Team

In the blogpost about the dramatic loss of Hoboken Pioneers against Deurne Spartans, yours truly initially wrote that the landscape of the Belgian Series was set. But someone pointed out that the rules of the Belgian competition tell that with a tie in the standings, an extra game has to be played. So yours truly …

2021 Belgian Gold Division: Dramatic Loss For Hoboken Pioneers

In the final game of the playoffs, Deurne Spartans fulfilled its sportive obligation and beat Hoboken Pioneers 3-1. Thanks to this loss, Hoboken is depending on the makeup game between Borgerhout and Brasschaat for a passage to the Belgian Series. It couldn't be a better farewell game for Gino Jonis and Luis Valdez. This season, …

Brasschaat Braves @ Brussels Kangaroos: A Photo Impression

Yesterday, yours truly went to the Belgian capital Brussels to attend a doubleheader between the Brasschaat Braves and the Brussels Kangaroos. The Kangaroos base- and softball club is a melting pot of nationalities. The flagship team contains Spanish speaking players, Japanese players and players from Belgium. Since the baseball field is located at the border …

2021 Belgian Gold Division: Round 5

In the fifth and final round of the Gold Division, Belgian playoffs, the following games were scheduled: Brasschaat Braves @ Brussels Kangaroos, Borgerhout Squirrels @ Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix, and Hoboken Pioneers @ Deurne Spartans. Brasschaat Braves  14  -  3  Brussels KangaroosAfter both teams had to do their warmups next to the field because a soccer game …

2021 Belgian Gold Division: Round 4

In the fourth and penultimate round of the Belgian Gold Division, the following doubleheaders were scheduled: Borgerhout Squirrels @ Brasschaat Braves, Deurne Spartans @ Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix, and Hoboken Pioneers @ Brussels Kangaroos. Borgerhout Squirrels  3  -  4  Brasschaat BravesIn a nail biter, the game needed ten innings as it was tied at three after nine …

2021 Belgian Baseball Gold Division: Round 3

Most games in the Baseball Gold Division (playoffs) were played on Saturday. On Sunday, only one game remained, the one between the Deurne Spartans and the neighboring Borgerhout Squirrels. Deurne Spartans  0  -  5  Borgerhout SquirrelsSince the Deurne Spartans are the only team without a win in the Baseball Gold Division, it was about time …

2021 Belgian Baseball Gold Division: Round 3

In the third round of the Gold Division (playoffs), the following doubleheaders were scheduled: Brasschaat Braves @ Hoboken Pioneers, Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix @ Brussels Kangaroos, and Deurne Spartans @ Borgerhout Squirrels. Brasschaat Braves  7  -  3  Hoboken PioneersIn the first game between what many see as the main candidates to reach the Belgian Championship Series, the …

Sunville Tigers @ Brasschaat Braves 2, a Photo Impression

Today, the Sunville Tigers from Zonhoven headed to Brasschaat to take on the farm team of the Brasschaat Braves in the Division Two. With a win, the Tigers would be another step closer to the championship of the Division Two and earn a promotion to the Division One in 2022. The Tigers relied heavily on …

2021 European Championship: Small Loss by Belgium vs Spain

In the first quarter final of today, Belgium took on Spain. Likely not many would have thought the Belgians could beat a team loaded with South and Central American players of which some have MLB experience. Belgium lost but played a good game and doesn't need to be ashamed about the result. Belgium  2  -  …

2021 European Championship: Belgium Clinches Come-From-Behind Victory

After two losses, Belgium finally managed to clinch a victory. Against a Greek team, loaded with American players, the Belgians turned the tables in the bottom of the ninth inning. Greece  4  -  5  BelgiumBelgium took an early lead in the first inning on a double by Drew Janssen and a wild pitch.In the following …

2021 European Championship: Italy pushes over Belgium

After the unexpected loss vs Austria, today's game vs Italy should be a must win game. But deep down inside, this game might have been a calculated loss for the Belgians. Italy  14  -  3  BelgiumIt was one of those games. The Belgian lineup was kept in check by the Italian pitching staff and the …

2021 European Championship: Major Upset, Belgium Falls to Austria

Belgium  11  -  12  Austria In the third game of the tournament, Austria upset Belgium in a narrow escape and a walk-off victory. Trailing 4-2 at the start of the bottom of the sixth inning, Austria grabbed the lead thanks to a two-run single by Ferdinand Obed and a three-run jack by Sammy Hackl. A …

Belgium Presents Roster for European Championship

In an e-mail with loads of information, the KBBSF (Royal Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of the Red Hawks, the Belgian national team. The intriguing part of this roster is that it contains hardly any foreign players. One to be exact. Compare this to "Israel" and "Greece," which both have over 90% …

2021 Belgian Baseball Gold Division: Round 2

There was still one game scheduled today. The one between the Deurne Spartans and the Brussels Kangaroos. Where the Spartans suffered just a 2-0 loss yesterday, they were put on the rack today. Brussels Kangaroos 18 - 5 Deurne SpartansAfter the Kangaroos took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Spartans …