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 …

2021 Belgian Baseball Gold Division

On the first day of the Baseball Gold Division, a second round robin for the top three finishers in both Group A and B, the following doubleheaders were scheduled: Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix @ Hoboken Pioneers and Brussels Kangaroos @ Borgerhout Squirrels. The other series, Brasschaat Braves @ Deurne Spartans, has been postponed due to obligations of …

Belgian Baseball: Playoff Landscape And Play Down Landscape Set

This weekend it was officially the last weekend of the regular season in the Belgian Division 1. Except for a few make up games, all official regular season games are played. So it is time to evaluate the season. Shortly before the season, the Royal Greys decided to step back. [EDIT] Unlike several European Countries, …

Belgian Baseball (and Softball) to Start in The Upcoming Weekend

A few weeks ago, the announcement was made already but now it becomes very real. In the upcoming weekend, all of baseball and softball in Belgium will start. The timing couldn't be better. Since there is no baseball in the Dutch hoofdklasse in the coming weeks, the start of the baseball season in Belgium couldn't …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: Borgerhout Squirrels

Just like earlier this year, the Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to pay attention to the transactions in the Belgian Baseball Gold (BBG) League. The transaction period in Belgium ended at December 1, so time to start with the first blog post. The 2021 Borgerhout Squirrels will receive a couple of new players. Normally, during …

Borgerhout Squirrels @ Hoboken Pioneers

With almost no baseball in the Netherlands, yours truly went to Hoboken in Belgium to attend the game between the Borgerhout Squirrels and the Hoboken Pioneers. On an overcast and windy day, Hoboken Pioneers won the game 12-1 and clinched the 2020 Belgian corona championship. Here is a short impression of the game.  This blog …

Belgium Baseball Gold 2020: Round 1, Day 1

Finally, after a long wait, the competition in Belgium has started. Today the following games in the Baseball Gold League were scheduled: Hoboken Pioneers @ Brasschaat Braves, Royal Greys @ Deurne Spartans, and Borgerhout Squirrels @ Merchtem Cats.   Merchtem Cats 0 - 21 Borgerthout Squirrels   Last year's runner up took on the recently promoted …

2020 Schedule Belgian BBG League online

The 2020 BBG (Baseball Gold) season is for real now. Today, the KBBSF (Royal Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation) put the schedule of the BBG League online. In the past week there were some rumors that the Royal Greys would not participate in the BBG, but luckily that rumor is not true. As written before, …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: Borgerhout Squirrels

In this series, we pay attention to the transactions in the highest Belgian baseball league, Baseball Gold (BBG). We continue with last year's runner up, Borgerhout Squirrels. As the pitching staff of the club had a hard time last year, the most important moves Squirrels made were the acquisitions of the pitchers Sam Belsie Springer …

Deurne Spartans @ Borgerhout Squirrels

With the baseball season in the Netherlands almost over, I went to Antwerp, Belgium to attend game one of the Belgium Series, a best of five series for the championship of Belgium. Borgerhout Squirrels hosted reigning champion Deurne Spartans. As both clubs are located near Antwerp Airport, the series is also called the airport series. …

Kenny van den Branden joins Hoboken Pioneers

Quite a blow for the runner-up in the 2018 Belgian championship, the Borgerhout Squirrels. Ace pitcher, Kenny van den Branden has decided to turn his back on the Squirrels to join the Hoboken Pioneers. Kenny van den Branden guided the Borgerhout Squirrels to a spot in the Belgian championship series. His strong outing in game …

Borgerhout Squirrels brings back Belgium to highest European level, the Netherlands must fear for one European ticket

  In the final of the CEB cup (one level below the European Champions Cup), Borgerhout Squirrels from Belgium hosted the Bonn Capitals from Germany. In a very close game, the Belgian champion stayed at the right side of the score.  The key to the Squirrels' win was their pitching. Kenny van den Branden, who …

Overview of national champions in Europe in 2017

Here is an overview of this year's baseball champions of European countries as far as the available information allows me to write something about it. Austria: In the ten-team Baseball League Austria, the reigning champion Attnang-Puchheim Athletics took on the Vienna Wanderers. The Athletics won the first two games at home but fell twice to …

Belgian Series 2017: Brasschaat forces fifth game

After a 1-0 victory yesterday, the Borgerhout Squirrels needed only one more victory to clinch their second Belgian title. But the Brasschaat Braves had a different opinion on this. The Braves beat the Squirrels 6-0, forcing a fifth, winner take all game. Of course, this victory was a team effort but starting pitcher Artuur Driessens …

Borgerhout Squirrels one win away from clinching Belgian championship

In a very quick game (1 hour, 35 minutes), the Borgerhout Squirrels bested the Brasschaat Braves 1-0. In a pitching matchup, Brasschaat couldn't get a grip on Kenny van den Branden's pitches. Center fielder Steven de Lannoy led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run to right field. And Kenny …

Belgian championship series: Brasschaat Braves win game by the rulebook

This weekend the championship series in Belgium started. After the first two games, the series between the Borgerhout Squirrels and the Brasschaat Braves is tied at one. Nothing strange one would say. No. But still, there was something remarkable about yesterday's game. On Saturday, the Borgerhout Squirrels beat the Brasschaat Braves 6-2. But Sunday's game was …

Into the limelight: Kenny van den Branden

Kenny van den Branden is a right handed pitcher from Belgium, who is playing in the Dutch Hoofdklasse for the Rotterdam based Curacao Neptunus. Kenny is also playing for the national team of Belgium. Kenny played for the Borgerhout Squirrels (current Belgian champion) and for his hometown Hoboken Pioneers (Belgian champs in 2009, 2010, 2011 …