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 …

2021 Belgian Gold Division: Dramatic Loss For Hoboken Pioneers

In the final game of the playoffs, Deurne Spartans fulfilled its sportive obligation and beat Hoboken Pioneers 3-1. Thanks to this loss, Hoboken is depending on the makeup game between Borgerhout and Brasschaat for a passage to the Belgian Series. It couldn't be a better farewell game for Gino Jonis and Luis Valdez. This season, …

2021 Belgian Gold Division: Round 4

In the fourth and penultimate round of the Belgian Gold Division, the following doubleheaders were scheduled: Borgerhout Squirrels @ Brasschaat Braves, Deurne Spartans @ Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix, and Hoboken Pioneers @ Brussels Kangaroos. Borgerhout Squirrels  3  -  4  Brasschaat BravesIn a nail biter, the game needed ten innings as it was tied at three after nine …

2021 Belgian Baseball Gold Division: Round 3

Most games in the Baseball Gold Division (playoffs) were played on Saturday. On Sunday, only one game remained, the one between the Deurne Spartans and the neighboring Borgerhout Squirrels. Deurne Spartans  0  -  5  Borgerhout SquirrelsSince the Deurne Spartans are the only team without a win in the Baseball Gold Division, it was about time …

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: Round 2

There was still one game scheduled today. The one between the Deurne Spartans and the Brussels Kangaroos. Where the Spartans suffered just a 2-0 loss yesterday, they were put on the rack today. Brussels Kangaroos 18 - 5 Deurne SpartansAfter the Kangaroos took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Spartans …

2021 Belgian Baseball Gold Division: Round 2

On the first day of the second round in the Belgian Baseball Gold Division, the following games were scheduled: Mont-Saint-Guibert @ Brasschaat Braves (doubleheader), Brussels Kangaroos @ Deurne Spartans, and Borgerhout Squirrels @ Hoboken Pioneers (also a doubleheader). Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix  4  -  14  Brasschaat BravesIn both games of the doubleheader Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix did not stand …

Mortsel Stars @ Namur Angels: A Photo Impression

Yours truly headed to Namur, in the deep South of Belgium, to attend two baseball games between the Mortsel Stars and the Namur Angels, that were played in the Belgian Silver League, something that would have been the relegation group. But since the Royal Greys withdrew from the Division 1 before the start of 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 …

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, …

Antwerp Eagles @ Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix: A Photo Impression

Today yours truly went to Wallonia to attend a game of the Belgian Division One between the Antwerp Eagles and the host Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix. Phoenix has a beautiful and brand new facility. A multifunctional complex suitable for baseball, football (soccer) and American Football. But it must be said that the fences are a nightmare for …

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 …

French Baseball Gets Green Light.

It is official. In a new post on its website, the French Baseball and Softball Federation announced that the 2021 baseball season will take off in June. In the schedule above, it is show that from June 9,  adults (Majeurs) will be allowed to play games again. Children (Mineurs) will be allowed to play, starting …

Also France’s Baseball is Likely to Start Soon

After a season where baseball was only played locally without any real competition, baseball in France appears to take off again in 2021. When? That remains the question. But the FFBS (French Baseball and Softball Federation) has put a schedule online. According to fellow blogger Le Baseblog, the proposed starting date of Division 1 was …

Czech Extra League to start later as planned

The Czech Extra League, the highest level of baseball in the Czech Republic will start a week later than planned due to COVID-19 according to milujeme-baseball.cz.The original starting date, April 2nd, will not be met. But the dark scenarios of starting at the end of April or the beginning of May, are also scratched. The …

2021 French Division 1 presented

Yesterday, the FFBS (Federation Française de Baseball et Softball) presented the new alignment of the highest French baseball league, the Division 1. The league of eleven teams will be split in two divisions, just like 2019 (last year, no competion was played due to corona). What catches the eye immediately is the alignment of both …