Transactions in Belgian Division 1 For The 2023 Season: Hoboken Pioneers

With the end of the transaction period in Belgian baseball (just) behind us, it is time to pay attention to the several clubs in Division 1 and to the players they acquired and those who they lost. Today, we pay attention to the nine-time and current Belgian champions Hoboken Pioneers. After a successful season in which …

Also Kenny Van Den Branden Calls it a Career

Next to Thomas de Wolf, Hoboken Pioneers will lose another player. Starting pitcher Kenny van den Branden played his last game on Saturday October 8. He hung up his cleats as well. In Kenny van den Branden, Hoboken Pioneers and the Belgian national team lose a versatile pitcher that could be used as a starter …

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 …

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 …

Borgerhout Squirrels brings back Belgium to highest European level, the Netherlands must fear for one European ticket

  In the final of the CEB cup (one level below the European Champions Cup), Borgerhout Squirrels from Belgium hosted the Bonn Capitals from Germany. In a very close game, the Belgian champion stayed at the right side of the score.  The key to the Squirrels' win was their pitching. Kenny van den Branden, who …

Borgerhout Squirrels one win away from clinching Belgian championship

In a very quick game (1 hour, 35 minutes), the Borgerhout Squirrels bested the Brasschaat Braves 1-0. In a pitching matchup, Brasschaat couldn't get a grip on Kenny van den Branden's pitches. Center fielder Steven de Lannoy led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run to right field. And Kenny …

Holland Series 2016: Pirates grabs last straw

In what was a nail biter and a very, very close game Pirates managed to clinch the win. Max Clarijs, with a batting average of .188, came through at the moment when you least expected it and hit a walk off bases loaded single. Despite the win, Pirates still trails by a game, but the club …

Van ‘t Hoen European coach of the year 2015

Evert Jan 't Hoen, manager of current European and Dutch champion Curacao Neptunus, has been named European coach of the year during the congress of the European Baseball Confederation CEB in Hoofddorp Netherlands (near Amsterdam Airport). Last year Curacao threepeated as Dutch champion and also clinched the European title for clubs. During the season, Van …

Dutch Hoofdklasse – 2015 Holland Series: Kinheim extends series with at least one game

Curacao Neptunus can put back the brooms into the closet. Corendon Kinheim isn't beaten yet. Today in an exciting tame in which the team from Haarlem took a big lead over Curacao Neptunus, the Rotterdam based team refused to give up and came back into to the game to make it exciting again. Until the …

Into the limelight: Kenny van den Branden

Kenny van den Branden is a right handed pitcher from Belgium, who is playing in the Dutch Hoofdklasse for the Rotterdam based Curacao Neptunus. Kenny is also playing for the national team of Belgium. Kenny played for the Borgerhout Squirrels (current Belgian champion) and for his hometown Hoboken Pioneers (Belgian champs in 2009, 2010, 2011 …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Play Offs: Sunday August 16

On the third day of round one of the Dutch Play Offs, the following games were scheduled: Curacao Neptunus @ Corendon Kinheim and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Vaessen Pioniers. Curacao Neptunus @ Corendon Kinheim  19 - 0 After losing the previous two games vs Corendon Kinheim, Curacao Neptunus was in a must win situation today. …

European Cup best of three: Game 3 in Rotterdam

Finally after eight years, the supremacy of Italian baseball clubs has been broken. In a rather dominant outing Curacao Neptunus from Rotterdam, beat Fortitudo Bologna 7-3. The rubber game of the three game series started at noon today, because of the flight schedule of the Italians. Curacao Neptunus took a lead in the bottom of the …

Curaçao Neptunus presents team for 2015

Tonight, current Dutch champion, Curacao Neptunus from Rotterdam presented their Hoofdklasse team to club members and the press. Chairman and former Hoofdklasse pitcher Geoffrey Kohl, said some nice words about the former main shirt sponsor DOOR Training (which will remain as sub sponsor at the back of the jerseys) and explained how the contact with …

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