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

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 Federation Cup: Brasschaat Braves @ Astros Valencia, a Photo Impression

The championship game never really was a game. Therefore, this team with many (if not all) South- and Central Americans) was simply too strong for the Brasschaat Braves. Slowly, the Astros walked away to a 7-0 lead in the seventh inning, but a three-run home run in the eighth inning ended the game prematurely in …

2022 Federation Cup: Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt @ Brasschaat Braves, a Photo Impression

In a crazy game, the Brasschaat Braves clinched a spot in the championship game. For a long time, the Braves were trailing, but after Rick van Dijck was pulled, the pitching of the Austrians collapsed, partially thanks to the negative role of the home plate umpire. This gentleman thought he was more important than the …

2022 Federations Cup: London Mets @ Brasschaat Braves, A Photo Impression

The second game of the first day of the 2022 Federations Cup, was between the multiple British (and reigning) champion London Mets and the multiple (and runner up of 2021) Belgian champion Brasschaat Braves. It was an entertaining match in which the Braves had a, what appeared a comfortable 6-1 lead after seven innings, but …

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 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. …

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: 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 …

2021 Belgian Series: Pioneers Sweeps Braves

Game two of the Belgian Series was nearly a copy of game one in almost all aspects. The only difference that it was played at the facility of Hoboken Pioneers. Also game two was lopsided and Pioneers cruised to the victory, thus clinching the 2021 Belgian Championship. Also when it comes to the number of …

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 …

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