2022 Belgian Series, Game 2

In a quick game (two hours and twenty-four minutes) Hoboken Pioneers did not have much problems with Deurne Spartans, even though the final result didn't show a blowout score. Hoboken Pioneers  4  -  0  Deurne SpartansAt Lefty's Field in Deurne, the game was merely a copy of yesterday's game. The Spartans couldn't get a grip …

2022 Belgian Division 1: Round 7

In the seventh round of the 2022 Belgian Division 1, the following doubleheaders were scheduled: Brussels Kangaroos @ Deurne Spartans, Namur Angels @ Hoboken Pioneers, Sunville Tigers @ Merchtem Cats, Brasschaat Braves @ Gent Knights, and Borgerhout Squirrels @ Mortsel Stars. Brussels Kangaroos  -  Deurne Spartans  (3 - 4 ; 2 - 6)With a rather …

2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 6, Day 2

On the second day of the sixth round in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: RCH Memorie Sieraden @ Curaçao Neptunus, Quick Amersfoort @ DSS/Kinheim, Storks @ HCAW, and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Oosterhout Twins. Except for one game, all games were close affairs. RCH Memorie Sieraden  5  -  7  Curaçao NeptunusA close …

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 …

Ballparks Around The World: Swayze Field

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around The World," we pay attention to Swayze Field, home of the Ole Miss Rebels, the baseball team of the University of Mississippi, located in Oxford Mississippi. This nice ballpark is relatively old as it opened its doors on February 19, 1989, with a doubleheader against Cumberland University on a …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Becomes a Closed Circuit

After months of preparations, negotiations, and surveys among hoofdklasse clubs, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced today in an online press conference that the Dutch hoofdklasse will become a closed circuit. The Dutch baseball Hangout also received an invitation for this press conference, but unfortunately, yours truly couldn't get a day off …

2021 Belgian Series, Game One: A Photo Impression

In game one of the Belgian Series, the Brasschaat Braves didn't stand a chance. Nevertheless, the atmosphere at their ballpark was nice. A good crowd, fans cheering on their teams, and lots of sunshine. In other words, the ingredients for a nice day of baseball. Here is a photo impression of today. There were some …

2021 Belgian Series: Braves Doesn’t Stand a Chance Against Pioneers

In a lopsided game one of the best-of-three Belgian Series, Brasschaat Braves didn't stand a chance against Hoboken Pioneers. Therefore, Hoboken's starting pitcher Sven Schüller was too strong. Hoboken needed eight innings to finish the game. Hoboken Pioneers  12  -  1  Brasschaat BravesLots of sunshine, a good crowd, fans that cheered on their teams, and …

Australian Baseball League Cancels 2021/2022 Season

Since the ABL is still facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league has decided to cancel the 2021/2022 season and focus on 2022/2023. According to chief of Baseball Australia, Glenn Williams, it was a very hard decision, but it was made with the league's future and sustainability in mind. “There is still too …

2021 Holland Series: L&D Amsterdam Pirates Denies Curaçao Neptunus Its Twentieth Title

If there would have been a poster of this rubber game of the 2021 Holland Series, it would show the two best pitchers in the Dutch hoofdklasse at the moment: Kevin Kelly for Curaçao Neptunus and Shairon Martis for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. In this clash of the Titans, Martis proved to be a bit better …

2021 Relegation Series: RCH-Pinguïns Strikes First

Who would have thought that this first game of the relegation series would be a walk over for the Dutch hoofdklasse representative, will be very disappointed. Silicon Storks didn't stand much of a chance against pitcher Dion Steijl, who pitched a complete game, despite giving up six runs. Silicon Storks 6 - 16 RCH-Pinguïns For …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Bottom 4, Quick Amersfoort Avoids Relegation Baseball

By beating Silicon Storks in two of the three game series last weekend, the canceled game between Quick Amersfoort and Hoofddorp Pioniers of two weeks ago, still had to be played to decide which team would be destined to play relegation baseball. Quick put itself into safety in the final at-bat of the game. The …

2021 European Championship: Italy Wins Bronze

A bronze medal game that was worthy to be a final game. Good pitching, good defense, and two teams that kept each other in check for most of the game. Spain  0  -  2  ItalyEven though both teams had their opportunities to open the score, neither team did cross home plate until the seventh inning. In …

2021 European Championship: Day 2

On the second day of the 2021 European Championship of Baseball, the following games were scheduled: Sweden @ Slovakia, Austria @ Greece, Croatia @ Ukraine, Spain @ Germany, Great Britain @ Russia, Israel @ France, Italy @ Belgium, Netherlands @ Czech Republic. Sweden  11  -  0  SlovakiaIn the matchup between two countries that lost their …

2021 European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands clinches easy victory

Since the Czech Republic managed to beat the Kingdom of the Netherlands twice in previous tournaments, the Dutch were warned. Unfortunately, the Czech Republic was very disappointing today. The Dutch did not have to go deep to clinch the victory. Kingdom of the Netherlands  11  -  1  Czech RepublicAfter Ray-Patrick Didder doubled home Roger Bernadina …

Belgian Division One: Makeup Game no. Two Between Brasschaat and Deurne

Normally, series are played like doubleheaders on one day. But in this case, the teams opted to play on two separate days. After a hard fought victory in yesterday's game, the Braves won again today, and much easier this time. A little bit later than normal, as yours truly had to call a game in …

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