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 …

European Champions Cup 2018: L&D Amsterdam Pirates saves Dutch ticket

For most of the week, L&D Amsterdam Pirates played like a sack of potatoes but in its hour of need the team stepped on it and saved the ECC ticket for the Netherlands for 2019. Kevin Heijstek was the starting pitcher. In the first game of the tournament he was too but then it was like …

Kevin Kelly a signature away from joining A.S.D. Rimini Pirates

Just like a few other clubs from the Italian Baseball League, A.S.D. Rimini Pirates will acquire a player from the Dutch hoofdklasse. Will... because the contract hasn't been signed yet. If everything goes according to plan, Kevin Kelly will sign tomorrow to join Rimini for the 2018 season. Kelly won't be the first player from …

Mainz Athletics dominating to German title

For seven innings the game between last year's runner up Regensburg Legionaere and the Mainz Athletics. was rather lopsided. The strong pitching of the Mainz Athletics, in the person of Eric Massingham, kept the Legionaere on a leash for six innings. But Claytn Voechting of the Legionaere pitched well in the first four innings as he …

Mainz Athletics beat up Regensburg Legionaere in game one

Just like in the Netherlands, the German competition is at the stage of the championship series now. Where the first game in the Netherlands was a close one (a 6-5 for L&D Amsterdam Pirates over Curacao Neptunus), it wasn't the case in game one in Germany. The championship series between two South Division teams, the …

European Championship: Dutch unbeaten to championship game

The Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Belgium today. After taking a quick 1-0 lead, Belgium bounced  back and took a 3-1 lead in the third inning. Eventually the Dutch turned the tables and walked off as a victor and enter the championship game with an unbeaten status.   Kingdom of the Netherlands  12  - …

Evansville Otters release Thomas de Wolf

Belgium national team player, Thomas de Wolf, who signed with the Evansville Otters in December 2015, has been released by the club. The news was announced in the transaction section of the Frontier League website. The 27-year old outfielder/pitcher was released on the day that the Frontier League season started. Thomas was the first Belgian …

Evansville Otters sign Belgian international

Thomas de Wolf, pitcher and outfielder of the Belgian national team and of the Stuttgart Reds was signed by the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League. De Wolf was the first player from Belgium that signed a deal with a Major League organization. In his case he played for the Mets in the Dominican …

European Cup 2014: Belgium clinches first win with a no-no

After two games in which they played good ball and kept it close until some bad inning ruined it all, the Red Hawks (as the moniker of team Belgium goes) finally won their first game. Normally I only write about the Netherlands, but in this case I thought the Red Hawks deserved some attention; especially …