Transactions in Belgian Division 1 For The 2023 Season: Borgerhout Squirrels

With the end of the transaction period in Belgian baseball (just) behind us, it is time to pay attention to the several clubs in Division 1 and to the players they acquired and those who they lost. Today, we pay attention to the four-time Belgian champions Borgerhout Squirrels. Except for Yannick Gontier, none of the …

Also Kenny Van Den Branden Calls it a Career

Next to Thomas de Wolf, Hoboken Pioneers will lose another player. Starting pitcher Kenny van den Branden played his last game on Saturday October 8. He hung up his cleats as well. In Kenny van den Branden, Hoboken Pioneers and the Belgian national team lose a versatile pitcher that could be used as a starter …

2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold: Round 4

Last weekend, in the fourth round of the 2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold, the following series were scheduled: Mortsel Stars @ Brussels Kangaroos, Hoboken Pioneers @ Deurne Spartans, and Brasschaat Braves @ Borgerhout Squirrels. Mortsel Stars @ Brussels Kangaroos (0 - 1 ; 4 - 6)This was the only series played on one day. Game …

2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold: Round 3

Today, the final game of round three was played. Borgerhout Squirrels hosted neighbor Deurne Spartans but stayed at the wrong side of the score for the second day in a row. Deurne Spartans  7  -  1  Borgerhout SquirrelsAfter yesterday's wipeout, today's game wasn't much better for the Borgerhout Squirrels. By the time the Squirrels got …

2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold: Round 3

In the third round of the Belgian playoffs, the Division 1 Gold, the following series were scheduled: Deurne Spartans @ Borgerhout Squirrels, Mortsel Stars @ Hoboken Pioneers, and Brussels Kangaroos @ Brasschaat Braves. Deurne Spartans  10  -  5  Borgerhout SquirrelsOnly one game today in Borgerhout. The second game of this series will be played tomorrow. …

2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold: Round 1

In the Belgian Division 1 Gold Competition (the top six teams battling for a spot in the Belgian Series), the following double headers/ series were scheduled in the opening round: Hoboken Pioneers @ Brasschaat Braves, Mortsel Stars @ Deurne Spartans, and Brussels Kangaroos @ Borgerhout Squirrels. Hoboken Pioneers @ Brasschaat Braves (5 - 1  ;  …

2022 Belgian Division 1: Round 8

In the eighth round of the 2022 Belgian Division 1, the following doubleheaders were scheduled: Hoboken Pioneers @ Brussels Kangaroos, Merchtem Cats @ Deurne Spartans, Sunville Tigers @ Namur Angels, Ghent Knights @ Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix, and Brasschaat Braves @ Borgerhout Squirrels. Hoboken Pioneers  -  Brussels Kangaroos  (9 - 4 ; 3 - 5)Even though the …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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