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 …

2021 Belgian Series: Braves Doesn’t Stand a Chance Against Pioneers

In a lopsided game one of the best-of-three Belgian Series, Brasschaat Braves didn't stand a chance against Hoboken Pioneers. Therefore, Hoboken's starting pitcher Sven Schüller was too strong. Hoboken needed eight innings to finish the game. Hoboken Pioneers  12  -  1  Brasschaat BravesLots of sunshine, a good crowd, fans that cheered on their teams, and …

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 …

News Around Second Belgian Series Team

In the blogpost about the dramatic loss of Hoboken Pioneers against Deurne Spartans, yours truly initially wrote that the landscape of the Belgian Series was set. But someone pointed out that the rules of the Belgian competition tell that with a tie in the standings, an extra game has to be played. So yours truly …

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 5

In the fifth and final round of the Gold Division, Belgian playoffs, the following games were scheduled: Brasschaat Braves @ Brussels Kangaroos, Borgerhout Squirrels @ Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix, and Hoboken Pioneers @ Deurne Spartans. Brasschaat Braves  14  -  3  Brussels KangaroosAfter both teams had to do their warmups next to the field because a soccer game …

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

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

On the first day of the Baseball Gold Division, a second round robin for the top three finishers in both Group A and B, the following doubleheaders were scheduled: Mont-Saint-Guibert Phoenix @ Hoboken Pioneers and Brussels Kangaroos @ Borgerhout Squirrels. The other series, Brasschaat Braves @ Deurne Spartans, has been postponed due to obligations of …

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, …

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 …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball: Hoboken Pioneers

Just like earlier this year, the Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to pay attention to the transactions in the Belgian Baseball Gold (BBG) League. The transaction period in Belgium ended at December 1, so time to start with the second blog post. This one is about the reigning champions of Belgium, the Hoboken Pioneers. According …

2020 National Champions in Europe

It has become a tradition. An overview of the national champions of most European countries per season. This year we will sum up the champions per country once again. As 2020 was a strange year due to the COVID-19 virus, baseball wasn't played in some countries and in others, no playoffs were played. Nevertheless here …

Borgerhout Squirrels @ Hoboken Pioneers

With almost no baseball in the Netherlands, yours truly went to Hoboken in Belgium to attend the game between the Borgerhout Squirrels and the Hoboken Pioneers. On an overcast and windy day, Hoboken Pioneers won the game 12-1 and clinched the 2020 Belgian corona championship. Here is a short impression of the game.  This blog …

Belgium Baseball Gold 2020: Round 1, Day 1

Finally, after a long wait, the competition in Belgium has started. Today the following games in the Baseball Gold League were scheduled: Hoboken Pioneers @ Brasschaat Braves, Royal Greys @ Deurne Spartans, and Borgerhout Squirrels @ Merchtem Cats.   Merchtem Cats 0 - 21 Borgerthout Squirrels   Last year's runner up took on the recently promoted …