2022 Belgian Division 1: Round 6

For round six of the Belgian Division 1, the following doubleheaders were scheduled: Merchtem Cats @ Brussels Kangaroos, Deurne Spartans @ Namur Angels, Hoboken Pioneers @ Sunville Tigers, Mortsel Stars @ Brasschaat Braves, and Borgerhout Squirrels @ Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix. Merchtem Cats  @  Brussels Kangaroos (6 - 4 ; 2 - 10)A surprising result in game …

2022 Belgian Division 1: Round 3

In the third round of the Belgian Division 1, the following doubleheaders were scheduled for the Saturday: Deurne Spartans @ Brussels Kangaroos, Merchtem Cats @ Sunville Tigers, Borgerhout Squirrels @ Brasschaat Braves, Phoenix Mont-Saint-Guibert @ Ghent Knights, and Hoboken Pioneers @ Namur Angels Deurne Spartans @  Brussels Kangaroos (6 -2 ; 2 - 7)A split …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season: Sunville Tigers

Since the season in Belgium has started already, it is a bit like swinging after the bell, but better late than never. In today's episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball..." we pay attention to the recently promoted Sunville Tigers, who had to wait for the final additions before the club could provide the necessary information. The …

2022 Belgian Division 1: Round 1

Finally, the baseball season in Belgium has started as well. Yesterday, the first round of Division 1 was played. Like last year, the highest Belgian league contains eleven teams, this time due to the withdrawal of the Antwerp Eagles. Here is a summary of the games. Division 1 A Merchtem Cats @ Hoboken Pioneers (0 …

2022 Johan Veraghtert Tournament

Today, yours truly went to Borgerhout to attend the annual Johan Veraghtert Tournament. This year, host Borgerhout Squirrels, neighbor Deurne Spartans, runner up in last year's Belgian championship Brasschaat Braves, L&D Amsterdam Pirates, and the farm team of Oosterhout Twins participated. A part of the games was played at the facility of neighboring Deurne Spartans. …

Practice Match Between The Brussels Kangaroos And The Borgerhout Squirrels: A Photo Impression

Today, yours truly went to Borgerhout (Antwerp) to attend a game between hosts Borgerhout Squirrels and guests Brussels Kangaroos. For the Kangaroos it was the first practice game after coming out of hibernation and it showed. The team looked somewhat rusty but of course, several injuries and sicknesses didn't help their cause. The game took …

Dutch Champion Favours Borgerhout Over Bonn

In the run-up to the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse season, Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates would participate in a "preparation" tournament for the upcoming European Champions Cup in Bonn, on the weekend of March 26 and 27. But due to the strict COVID rules the German government is still practicing, Pirates has decided not to participate …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: Ghent Knights

In today's episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season." we pay attention to the Ghent Knights. After the sad news about the Antwerp Eagles, it is time for some positive notes. The Ghent Knights did not lose any players... but it did not sign any new ones either. This means that the …

Schedule Belgian Division 1 Presented

Yesterday, the KBBSF (Royal Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation) presented the schedules for all baseball and softball leagues. The main attention in this blog post will be for Division 1 even though there is some good news to be told about Belgian baseball and softball in general. According to the press release, there will be …

Antwerp Eagles Withdraws From Belgian Division 1

This was supposed to become another episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season," but unfortunately, this blog post is the bearer of bad news. It all started with head coach Tom Heuten. He was no longer able to combine his job with managing the first-division team. So the Antwerp Eagles started a …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: The Merchtem Cats

In this episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season," we pay attention to the Merchtem Cats, which is located about five kilometers Northwest of Brussels. Even though the Merchtem Cats will have the same core as last year, there are some new additions to the team (one veteran that is returning to …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season: Mortsel Stars

In today's episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season," we pay attention to five-time Belgium champions Koninklijke (Royal) Mortsel Stars. The Mortsel Stars, still located at the Southern end of the Antwerp Airport, where they will stay for the 2022 season before moving to their new facility (later, more about that), saw …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: Brussels Kangaroos

In today's episode about "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season," we pay attention to perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2021 season, the Brussels Kangaroos. As you may know, the Kangaroos earned a spot in Division 1 as the highest league of Belgian Baseball BB1 was merged with the second tier league BB2. …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: Deurne Spartans

In the fifth episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season," we pay attention to the Deurne Spartans. Not many acquisitions (so far) but a surprising new head coach for sure. At the end of last season, three of the core players of Deurne Spartans decided to hang up their spikes: Morris De …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix

In the fourth episode about the transactions in Belgian Baseball for the upcoming season, we pay attention to the sole Wallonian club that reached the Gold Division (playoffs) in Division 1 in the past season: Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix BSC. For the 2022 season, Phoenix has not acquired new players yet. The core of the team is …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season: Borgerhout Squirrels

In this third episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season," we pay attention to the players that joined and that left the Borgerhout Squirrels. For the first time in this series, we have a club, where no players will look for greener pastures in the Netherlands. But that doesn't mean that there …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season: Brasschaat Braves

With the Belgian transaction period well behind us, it is time to have a look at the players that were acquired by and left the various Division 1 clubs in Belgium. Today, we pay attention to the runner-up in the 2021 Belgian championship: Brasschaat Braves. From yesterday's post, we know already about second baseman Lino …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: Hoboken Pioneers

With the transaction period behind us, it is time to look at the various clubs in the Belgian Division 1 and the transactions they made. Let's start this series with the 2021 champions: Hoboken Pioneers. For Hoboken Pioneers it remained rather quiet on the transaction front. Manager T.J. Antonacci saw two players leave the club …

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