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 …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season: Sunville Tigers

Since the season in Belgium has started already, it is a bit like swinging after the bell, but better late than never. In today's episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball..." we pay attention to the recently promoted Sunville Tigers, who had to wait for the final additions before the club could provide the necessary information. The …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: Ghent Knights

In today's episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season." we pay attention to the Ghent Knights. After the sad news about the Antwerp Eagles, it is time for some positive notes. The Ghent Knights did not lose any players... but it did not sign any new ones either. This means that the …

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 …

Antwerp Eagles Withdraws From Belgian Division 1

This was supposed to become another episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season," but unfortunately, this blog post is the bearer of bad news. It all started with head coach Tom Heuten. He was no longer able to combine his job with managing the first-division team. So the Antwerp Eagles started a …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: The Merchtem Cats

In this episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season," we pay attention to the Merchtem Cats, which is located about five kilometers Northwest of Brussels. Even though the Merchtem Cats will have the same core as last year, there are some new additions to the team (one veteran that is returning to …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season: Mortsel Stars

In today's episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season," we pay attention to five-time Belgium champions Koninklijke (Royal) Mortsel Stars. The Mortsel Stars, still located at the Southern end of the Antwerp Airport, where they will stay for the 2022 season before moving to their new facility (later, more about that), saw …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: Brussels Kangaroos

In today's episode about "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season," we pay attention to perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2021 season, the Brussels Kangaroos. As you may know, the Kangaroos earned a spot in Division 1 as the highest league of Belgian Baseball BB1 was merged with the second tier league BB2. …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: Deurne Spartans

In the fifth episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season," we pay attention to the Deurne Spartans. Not many acquisitions (so far) but a surprising new head coach for sure. At the end of last season, three of the core players of Deurne Spartans decided to hang up their spikes: Morris De …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix

In the fourth episode about the transactions in Belgian Baseball for the upcoming season, we pay attention to the sole Wallonian club that reached the Gold Division (playoffs) in Division 1 in the past season: Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix BSC. For the 2022 season, Phoenix has not acquired new players yet. The core of the team is …

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 …

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 …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For The 2022 Season: Hoboken Pioneers

With the transaction period behind us, it is time to look at the various clubs in the Belgian Division 1 and the transactions they made. Let's start this series with the 2021 champions: Hoboken Pioneers. For Hoboken Pioneers it remained rather quiet on the transaction front. Manager T.J. Antonacci saw two players leave the club …

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 …

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