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 …

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 …

2021 Belgian Division One: Makeup Game Between Brasschaat And Deurne

Since the Brasschaat Braves had some obligations in the Federations Cup last week, the game between them and the Deurne Spartans, that was scheduled for last week originally, could not take place. So both teams played game one of the series today and tomorrow, game two will be played. Deurne Spartans  1  -  3  Brasschaat …

2021 Federation Cup: Day 6, a Photo Impression

Two games were scheduled on the final day of the tournament. In the morning Brasschaat Braves @ Olimpija Karlovac and in the afternoon Vienna Wanderers @ Brasschaat Braves. Both games were all about nothing as Olimpija Karlovac had clinch the tournament win yesterday. Here is a photo impression of day six. This blog post is …

2021 Federation Cup: Day 5, a Photo Impression

A good crowd saw the Brasschaat Braves go down against Olimpija Karlovac. After yesterday's loss, the Brasschaat Braves had to win to stay in the championship race. Olimpija Karlovac needed one more win to clinch the championship. The Braves got off a good start when it scored four runs in the first inning but eventually …

2021 Federation Cup: Day 4, a Photo Impression

On the fourth day of the 2021 Federation Cup, Olimpija Karlovac proved to be the main canddate to win the tournament and earn a promotion to the CEB cup for Croatia in 2022. The Croation champion beat the Vienna Wanderers 23-6 in game one and the Brasschaat Braves 10-6 in the nightcap. Here is a …

2021 Federation Cup: Day 3, A Photo Impression

On day three of the 2021 Federation Cup, Olimpija Karlovac beat the Vienna Wanderers in the remainder of yesterday's suspended game. In a very lopsided game, the Croatians won 16-6. In the nightcap, the Vienna Wanderers surprisingly beat the Brasschaat Braves 7-6 in extra innings. Here is a photo impression of day three. This blog …

2021 Federation Cup: Tonight’s Game Between Brasschaat Braves and Olimpija Karlovac moved to Thursday Night

After the first game of today was suspended due to superfluous rainfall, the second game was cancelled due to poor field conditions as a result of the constant rain. The grounds crew together with a lot of volunteers did everything in their might to prepare the field and make the game possible. But it was …

2021 Federations Cup: Vienna Wanderers @ Brasschaat Braves, a Photo Impression

The second game of the day was delayed by an hour due to heavy rainfall. The Brasschaat Braves hosted the Vienna Wanderers. After an inning and half, the Wanderers were leading 5-0 but the Braves bounced back by scoring three runs. At one point in the game, the Wanderers had a 7-3 lead but the …

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, …

2021 Federations Cup Hit by Cancellations

Next week, the CEB’s Federations Cup, hosted by the Brasschaat Braves, will take place. But what was intended to be a six-team tournament, has been scaled down to a tree-team event. The original placard of the 2021 Federations Cup with still six nations flags on it Originally, the following teams would participate: Vienna Wanderers (Austria), …

Brasschaat Braves Add Two US players to Roster

Belgian Division 1 club Brasschaat Braves has added to American players to its roster, one pitcher (Cole Jenkins) and one infielder (Eli Straw). The new infielder is Eli Straw from Ocracoke NC. Straw can play third base and the other infield positions and he can also serve as a relief pitcher according to Baseball Reference. …

Brasschaat Braves @ Antwerp Eagles, a photo impression

Unfortunately no game reports from Belgium's Division 1 until further notice. Yours truly heard that those who are supposed to keep score don't want to deal with the play-by-play system (to make a long story short). As a result, no games can be followed through the internet. But to give you a little bit of …

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 …

Brasschaat Braves photo impression

Yours truly went to a practice game @ Brasschaat Braves on invitation, where the flagship team (in red) took on the farm team (in navy). Masks were obligatory and one had to keep 1.5 meter distance. Here is a photo impression of a game in lousy weather and in bitter cold. But despite the weather, …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: Brasschaat Braves

Just like earlier this year, the Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to pay attention to the transactions in the Belgian Baseball Gold (BBG) League, next year called the Top League. The transaction period in Belgium ended at December 1, so time to start with the tenth blog post. This one is about the Brasschaat Braves, Belgium's largest …