Baseball/Softball return to the program of the Olympic Games in 2020

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The 129th IOC Session in Rio officially approved the return of Baseball and Softball onto the program of the Olympic Games. In Tokyo in 2020 the two bat and ball sports will be played in the Olympics for the first time since 2008. Together with Karate, Surfing, Skateboarding and Sport Climbing the five sports were voted unanimously into the program … Read More

KBBSF-FRBBS announces new cooperation with The Cage – WILSON balls

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KBBSF-FRBBS  announces new cooperation with The Cage – WILSON balls. KBBSF-FRBBS has signed a new ball contract with The Cage – WILSON for 4 years (from season 2019 to season 2022). WILSON delivers qualitatively full and similar balls for both the baseball and softball competitions. The advantage is that the WILSON balls can generally be offered at a more favorable … Read More

We urgently need new officials!

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We urgently need new officials. Recently we have already made an appeal to all clubs to actively go looking for people who want to attend the umpires courses. As we can all conclude, there is a huge shortage of officials. So please sign up or gives this info to interested volunteers. We mainly think of people who are already active … Read More

Hoboken Pioneers are National Champions Softball Women 2018

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Hoboken Pioneers are National Champions Softball Women 2018. In the Belgian Series Softball Women, the women of Hoboken Pioneers were crowned Champion for the second year in a row. After the big spectacle in the Belgian Series Baseball last week it’s now time to put the Ladies in the limelight. Softball in Belgium is on the rise after being underexposed … Read More

Deurne Spartans win the Belgian Series Baseball 2018

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Deurne Spartans win the Belgian Series Baseball 2018. In the Belgian Series Baseball 2018, the heated battle for the national championship between the Royal Borgerhout Squirrels and the Royal Deurne Spartans has been decided. The Deurne Spartans have become national champions 2018. In a tactical high-level baseball game, the Spartans won the last game in the best-of-5 play-offs with 8-4. … Read More

Belgian Baseball and Softball Series in full swing this weekend

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Belgian Baseball and Softball Series in full swing this “summer” weekend. The Belgian Series Softball Women will start on Sunday October 14th with a doubleheader in an exciting best of 5 Series. In the Belgian Baseball Series the score is 1 – 1 in the best of 5; Game 3 will follow this Saturday. For the Women’s Softball Championship, the … Read More

Afterburners win the Belgium Cup Slowpitch 2018

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Afterburners win the Belgium Cup Slowpitch 2018. The Heist-op-den-Berg Afterburners have won the first edition of the Belgium Cup Slowpitch this Saturday, September 29th 2018. They won the final against Wielsbeke Pitbulls in a well-organized tournament with a spectacular Finals day in Wielsbeke. With this victory the Afterburners were crowned the first winner ever and received a grand Belgium Cup … Read More

Red Hawks reach 4th place at Super6 Tournament

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Our National Men’s Baseball Team – the Red Hawks – reached fourth place last week at the WBSC Europe Super6 Tournament in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands; where the top 6 European National Teams battled it out in Baseball and Softball. The Red Hawks had reached sixth place in the E.C. of 2016 with a new and young team. They have made … Read More

Brasschaat Braves are National Softball Champions 2018

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Brasschaat Braves are National Softball Champions 2018. In the Belgian Series Softball Men, the Brasschaat Braves won the Series convincingly and were crowned Belgian Champion 2018. In the regular competition season 2018 of Softball Men Gold the Hoboken Pioneers were placed first closely followed by second place Braves. The best-of-5 play-offs of the Belgian Series however was a different story, … Read More

Tonight Red Hawks on National Television around 19:20 on EEN in Sportweekend

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Tonight Red Hawks on National Television around 19:20 on EEN in Sportweekend. That’s GREAT. Let’s all watch!! Red Hawks segment will air directly after 19:00 Journaal of September 16th on EEN UPDATE Television clip is online, thanks VRT Sportweekend!!!   link: https://sporza.be/nl/2018/09/16/baseball-wint-aan-populariteit-in-vlaanderen/  

Red Hawks selection announced for Super6 Baseball Tournament

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KBBSF – FRBBS announces Red Hawks selection for Super6 Baseball Tournament. Baseball and Softball are on the up and up in Belgium. Our national Baseball Team the Red Hawks is amongst the top 6 in Europe and therefore joins the European Super6 Tournament held from September 18 – 23 in the beautiful ETO-Ballpark Hoofddorp The Netherlands. The Super6 Tournament is … Read More

4 Flemish Softball Teams in Men’s European Super Cup this week in Prague

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4 Flemish Softball Teams in Men’s European Super Cup this week in Prague. The ESF Men’s European Super Cup is the Champions League of Fastpitch Men’s Softball. Thanks to the excellent results of last year, no fewer than 4 Flemish Clubs will participate in this year’s prestigious tournament. An achievement in itself! These are: Hoboken Pioneers, Berendrecht Bears, Brasschaat Braves and … Read More

Borgerhout Squirrels win Belgium Cup Baseball 2018

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Borgerhout Squirrels win the Belgium Cup Baseball 2018. The Royal Borgerhout Squirrels are having a great season thus far. After winning the CEB Cup earlier this year, our national champions won the Belgium Cup Baseball 2018 this Wednesday 15th of August 2018. The final was played against the Brasschaat Braves at the fields of Squirrels Baseball and Softball Club. The … Read More

Wednesday 15 August Final Belgium Cup Baseball – Braves vs Squirrels @ Borgerhout – Be There!

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Wednesday 15 August 2018 – Final Belgium Cup Baseball. Braves vs Squirrels @ Borgerhout – Be There! Full day program: 11:00 Inter Squad National Women’s Softball Team 14:00 Belgium Cup Final  18:00 Gentlemen’s League Game Entrance is free – Come join the excitement! All info on: www.kbbsf-frbbs.be/belgium-cup-2018  

Round robin is over, it’s getting serious for Belgian Softball!

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Round robin is over, it’s getting serious for Belgian Softball! Round robin of the Men’s European Softball Championships 2018 is over. The best three teams from both groups will fight for the tournament’s top 4, the bottom six will play the placement round. The six advancing teams are: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Great Britain, Israel, and the Netherlands. Thanks … Read More

European Top Baseball at Brasschaat in Federations Cup, 11-16 June 2018

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European Top Baseball at Brasschaat in Federations Cup, 11-16 June 2018. This week from 11 to 16 June 2018 the Federations Cup Baseball will be held in Brasschaat. At this European CEB baseball tournament for club teams,  teams from Spain (Valencia Astros), Sweden (Solvesborg Firehawks), Austria (Athletics Attnang-Puchheim), Croatia (Vindija Varazdin) and Slovakia (Apollo Bratislava) will compete against the Belgian … Read More

Belgium Brewers are going to the Czech Republic for E.C. Slowpitch 2018

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Belgium Brewers are going to the Czech Republic for E.C. Slow Pitch Softball 2018. On Sunday 10th of June 2018 the Belgium Brewers will go to the ESF Men’s Slowpitch European Championship, 12 – 16 June 2018 at the Czech city of Chocen. The Brewers are a mix of experienced baseball and softball players, complemented by a number of players … Read More

KBBSF-FRBBS announces partnership with YaYa Baseball Bats

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KBBSF-FRBBS announces partnership with YaYa Baseball Bats. The Royal Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation is pleased to announce that a sponsorship agreement has been signed with YaYa Baseball Bats. This European Baseball Bat manufacturer will be supplying the Belgian National Baseball Teams and Baseball Academies with their bats this year. Baseball and Softball are on the up and up in … Read More

Selection Belgian National Team U19 Women’s Fastpitch Softball 2018 announced

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Selection Belgian National Team U19 Women’s Fastpitch Softball announced. The KBBSF softball department announced its selection of the national team U19 women’s fastpitch last weekend. The young team led by team manager Cindy Voorhoof will participate in the U19 Women’s European Championship in Staranzano (Italy) during the week from July 16 to July 21, 2018. Belgium traditionally plays strongly with … Read More

Belgium Baseball Cup is back – First round to be played May 21st 2018

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BELGIUM CUP BASEBALL IS BACK – First round to be played May 21st 2018. You will have a chance to meet and greet our Best National Baseball Players and also to see them play. An unique opportunity in Belgium for every Baseball Fan ….. with possibly national TV exposure to go. Starting Monday 21st of May 2018. Join the fun – … Read More

6 Belgian Baseball players invited to U15 MLB Try-outs in Toulouse

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6 Belgian Baseball players are invited to the U15 MLB Try-outs in Toulouse. This Pentecost weekend no less than 6 of our best baseball juniors will participate in the MLB Europe Camp, which will be held from 18 to 22 May 2018 at the Baseball Academy in Toulouse. It’s an vigorous try-out organized by Major League Baseball Europe where only … Read More

WBSC Europe introduces BASEBALL SOFTBALL TV

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WBSC Europe introduces tonight: BASEBALL SOFTBALL TV Europe’s new platform for videos on-demand and live-streams of baseball and softball has launched! From now on, you will find all your favorite video content on baseballsoftball.tv! link: www.baseballsoftball.tv As a first great event, USSSA European Pro Series presented by WBSC featuring USSSA Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch League will face national teams … Read More

Belgian G-Squirrels Wheelchair Softball Tournament another great success

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Belgian G-Squirrels Wheelchair Softball Tournament another great success. Last Saturday, the second Wheelchair Softball Tournament ever held in Flanders was another grand slam homerun so to speak. On all fronts a great success for the more than 70 participating athletes in wheelchair and also for the winning team of the day De Sloebers, a combined team of organizing club Royal … Read More

Steve Janssen signs on as pitching coach at Chicago Cubs

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Belgian Baseball coach Steve Janssen signs on as pitching coach with the Chicago Cubs organization, the World Series Champions of 2016. For most baseball players, coaches or officials, especially in Europe, working for a Major League Baseball Team in America is the highest achievement possible. For Steve Janssen – top coach and former player of our national baseball team The … Read More

Borgerhout Squirrels win Belgian Series Baseball 2017

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Borgerhout Squirrels win Belgian Series Baseball 2017. Congratulations!   For pictures of the series see the following links:   Award presentations Game 5 Game 4 Game 1 Wedding proposal Kenny van den Branden   Game stats on: www.kbbsf-frbbs.be/competitions/live-baseball/ BBSER G W L T NP FF AVG K.Borgerhout Squirrels 5 3 1 0 0 1 600 Brasschaat Braves 5 2 3 0 … Read More

Top pitcher Kenny Van den Branden surprises everyone with a Time-Out Marriage Proposal during Game 1 of the Belgian Baseball Series.

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Top pitcher Kenny Van den Branden surprises everyone with a Time-Out Marriage Proposal during Game 1 of the Belgian Baseball Series. In the ninth inning of a hard-fought first game of the Belgian Baseball Series this Saturday 7 October, Borgerhout Squirrels pitcher Kenny van den Branden surprised friend and foe by asking for a personal time-out mid battle. In the … Read More

Game Time for Baseball and Softball finalists in Belgian Series

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Game Time for Baseball and Softball finalists in Belgian Series. The Belgian Baseball and Softball competitions run from April to October and are now approaching the play-off phase. The Heist-op-den-Berg Afterburners already became convincingly Belgian Slow Pitch Champion of 2017 last week. In the coming weeks the Gold series play-offs for Softball Men and Softball Women and of course the … Read More

5 Belgian Baseballers selected for international MLB events

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5 Belgian Baseballers selected for international MLB events. It will still be busy for our top baseball players in the off-season. Major League Baseball Europe has invited 4 Flemish cadets and a junior to participate in major international MLB events. Drew Janssen, 18 years old, pitcher at the Borgerhout Squirrels and the National U23 Baseball team has been invited to … Read More

Flemish Men Softball Teams won European Gold, Silver and Bronze this weekend!

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Flemish Men Softball Teams won European Gold, Silver and Bronze this weekend! The Brasschaat Braves won Gold this weekend at the Men’s European Super Cup Softball 2017 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.  They beat the Czech Hippos Havlickuv B. with 3-2 in an exciting final. The Braves were without a doubt the best European Men’s Softball team out of 20 participating … Read More

KBBSF-FRBBS is proud to host the WBSC-led Baseball and Softball Coaching Camps

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The KBBSF-FRBBS is proud to host the WBSC-led Baseball and Softball Coaching Camps in Belgium this August 24 to 26. These are 3-day introduction-level training camps designed to provide a basic practice and coaching framework. The baseball camp is led by Andrea D’Auria and Jaime Bluma. Andrea works for the WBSC and USSSA as integral part of Baseball Development Programs. He is youth coach … Read More

Two Belgian Women’s Softball Teams in International ESF Tournaments

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This week two Belgian Women’s Softball Teams in International ESF Tournaments. The Brasschaat Braves will be playing in the Women’s European Premiere Cup 2017 from August 21-26. The Hoboken Pioneers will be playing in the Women’s European Cup Winner’s Cup 2017 also from August 21-26. Details and all info  below. Good Luck Ladies!   The Women’s European Premiere Cup (WEPC) … Read More

BELGIUM TAKES BRONZE AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL U23 !!!

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BELGIUM TAKES BRONZE AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL U23. Our National U23 Baseball Team has won bronze at the European Championship Baseball U23 in Brno. It is at least two decades ago that Belgium takes a podium at the very highest European Baseball level! After an incredibly exciting small final (game for third and fourth place of the E.C.) the young … Read More

Belgian U23 Baseball Team competes this week at European Championship in Brno.

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Belgian U23 Baseball Team competes this week at European Championship in Brno.   After a solid preparation, the national U23 Baseball Selection will go to the Czech Republic this weekend for participation in the U23 European Baseball Championship. This is baseball at the highest European level with participation of numerous players who have, at their age, already acquired permanent spots … Read More

New Belgium U18 Baseball Team to play in Final of E.C. Qualifier

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New Belgium U18 Baseball Team to play in Final of E.C. Qualifier! Our newly formed U18 National Baseball Team has reached the final of the European Baseball Championship Qualifiers U18 in Zurich, by beating the Swiss home team 14 – 13. The final will be played against Ireland  on Saturday, July 15th 2017 at 12:00. The winner of the final … Read More

Belgium Women’s Softball Team on to E.C. Italy

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Our young National Softball Women’s Team is on to the E.C. Softball in Italy! On Saturday, our Belgian National Softball Women’s Team will travel to Italy to participate in the Women’s Softball European Championship 2017, which will take place from 25 June to 1 July in Bollate. With a young squad and renewed ambitions, our girls will set their sights -the … Read More

Borgerhout Squirrels win the Federations Cup 2017 in Valencia

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Borgerhout Squirrels win the Federations Cup 2017 in Valencia. The Squirrels Seniors Baseball Team has won the final on Sunday with 4-2, in a till the last inning exciting match against the unbeaten Astros Valencia. With this victory Borgerhout will receive a spot in the 2018 CEB Cup. A big deal for European International Baseball Teams. And a great achievement … Read More

Spartans and Squirrels carry on sportive rivalry in the Federations Cup

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Spartans and Squirrels carry on their sportive rivalry in the Federations Cup. Two of our top Belgian Baseball Teams will battle it out at the Federations Cup 2017 the coming days. These are the Royal Borgerhout Squirrels and the Royal Deurne Spartans; currently the numbers 1 and 2 of the Belgium Baseball Gold League. The Federations Cup will be held … Read More

3 Flemish Teams crowned Belgian Little League Baseball Champion

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3 Flemish Teams crowned Belgian Little League Baseball Champion. The Belgian Little League Baseball Championships were played last Pentecost weekend on the baseball fields of the Royal Mortsel Stars. For the participating Flanders Little League teams with great results. No less than 3 Flemish teams were crowned Belgian Little League Champion 2017. The playing levels of all participating teams from … Read More

The Belgian Little League Baseball Championships  2017 are this weekend in Mortsel

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The Belgian Little League Baseball Championships  2017 are this weekend in Mortsel (Antwerp).From Saturday June 3rd  till Monday June 5th, all the matches of the Belgian Championships Little League 2017 will be played at the Royal Mortsel Stars Baseball fields.This weekend the strongest youth teams of the 4 Belgian LL Charters will participate: Flanders East, Flanders West, Brussels and Wallonia. … Read More

European Baseball Championship moved to 2019

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European Baseball Championship moved to 2019 to serve as a pre-qualifier for the Olympic Qualification Tournament of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.   The Confederation of European Baseball and the Deutsche Baseball und Softball Verband have agreed on moving the 2018 European Baseball Championship to 2019 to serve as a pre-qualifier for the Olympic Qualification Tournament of the Tokyo 2020 … Read More

Invitation from CUS

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Aan alle coaches en managers van de teams van 1° afdeling softball dames, 1° afdeling softball heren en Golden League Baseball in België: En aan alle federale scheidsrechters van België   Op 8 mei om 20u wordt u allen uitgenodigd in het Huis van de Sport, te Antwerpen-Berchem, Boomgaardstraat 22. De CUS (commissie umpires scores) wenst u een nieuw systeem … Read More

Opening Days Belgian Baseball and Softball Competitions – more teams than ever participate in renewed formats

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Easter weekend > Opening Days Belgian Baseball and Softball Competitions – more teams than ever participate in renewed formats Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of April are the Opening Days of the Belgian Baseball and Softball season 2017. 40 clubs will start the competitions in our renewed national leagues. For the clubs, it’s a great opportunity to provide the spectators, … Read More

Five Junior Belgium Baseball Players in selection of Team Europe

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Five Junior Belgium Baseball Players in selection of Team Europe. This weekend and early next week no less than five of our best baseball juniors will participate in the MLB European Academies Spring Tournament which will be held from March 30 to April 5  2017 in Sant Boi, Barcelona. This prestigious Baseball Tournament is organized by Major League Baseball Europe … Read More

Development of American Sports Zone in Mont-Saint-Guibert

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Development of American Sports Zone in Mont-Saint-Guibert In 2014 we learned the infrastructure of Louvain-la-Neuve Phoenix Baseball & Sofball Club would be demolished to make way for two hockey fields. Since that day a committee of LLN Phoenix and in particular Stanislas Sobieski have made every effort to find a new home. It quickly became apparent that the place required … Read More

First Wheelchair Baseball Clinics for To Walk Again

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First Wheelchair Baseball Clinics for To Walk Again vzw. Saturday, March 18th 2017 the time had come. To Walk Again had the opportunity or “scoop” for offering the first Wheelchair Baseball Clinics / Initiations in Belgium. This was at the On Wheels Omni Sports Day in the beautiful sport hall of Heist-op-den-berg. Two groups of enthusiastic wheelchairs user were given … Read More

FROM CUS: The annual mandatory clinic will be held this year on 11 and 12 March 2017

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Important notice for all federal umpires and scorers: The annual mandatory clinic will be held this year on 11 and 12 March 2017.   The federal umpires are expected on Saturday March 11 at 9:45 am. Their clinic will end on Sunday March 12th after lunch. Theory and practical lessons are provided for both baseball and softball umpires.   The … Read More

First Wheelchair Softball Tournament in Belgium prime example of sports integration

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Successful first indoor Wheelchair Softball Tournament in Belgium prime example of sports integration. Last Saturday (18th of February 2017) the first Wheelchair Softball Tournament ever was held in Belgium and it was immediately a grand slam homerun so to speak. More than 75 athletes in wheelchairs took part in the latest sport- addition to the Royal Belgium Baseball and Softball … Read More

Steve Janssen – European Baseball Coach of the Year

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Steve Janssen – European Baseball Coach of the Year Steve Janssen has been named European Baseball Coach of the Year. This happened during the congress of the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) in Serbian Belgrade this weekend. Janssen (44) is the Belgian field manager of Team Kingdom of The Netherlands which had a very successful season in 2016. The Dutch … Read More

Newly formed Belgian Wheelchair Softball Teams already ready to play ball.

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Newly formed Belgian Wheelchair Softball Teams already ready to play ball. On Saturday 29th of October two newly formed  Wheelchair Softball Teams have held their first ever practice session in the indoor Peerdsbos sport center of Brasschaat. Where the first “G-Slow Pitch” Wheelchair Tournament ever in Belgium, will be held on February 18th 2017. For the tournament organization, led by … Read More

Baseball/Softball return to the program of the Olympic Games in 2020

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The 129th IOC Session in Rio officially approved the return of Baseball and Softball onto the program of the Olympic Games. In Tokyo in 2020 the two bat and ball sports will be played in the Olympics for the first time since 2008. Together with Karate, Surfing, Skateboarding and Sport Climbing the five sports were voted unanimously into the program … Read More

Belgium climbing in ESF Softball Rankings

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  European Softball Rankings: Belgium climbing and three nations are newly-ranked.   European Softball Rankings were introduced in May 2016.  The ranking system is based on points given according to final standings at the two most recent European Championships in each category. In 2016, three European Championships were held: the Men’s European Championship, the Under-22 Women’s European Championship and Junior … Read More

Newly formed Belgian Wheelchair Softball Teams already ready to play ball.

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Newly formed Belgian Wheelchair Softball Teams already ready to play ball. On Saturday 29th of October two newly formed  Wheelchair Softball Teams have held their first ever practice session in the indoor Peerdsbos sport center of Brasschaat. Where the first “G-Slow Pitch” Wheelchair Tournament ever in Belgium, will be held on February 18th 2017. For the tournament organization, led by … Read More

Belgium climbing in ESF Softball Rankings

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European Softball Rankings: Belgium climbing and three nations are newly-ranked. European Softball Rankings were introduced in May 2016.  The ranking system is based on points given according to final standings at the two most recent European Championships in each category. In 2016, three European Championships were held: the Men’s European Championship, the Under-22 Women’s European Championship and Junior Women’s European … Read More

Komende week maar liefst twee Belgische Baseball Teams actief in Europese Top Tornooien

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Vlaamse Baseball Teams actief in Europese Cup Tornooien. Zowel de Deurne Spartans als de Borgerhout Squirrels hebben dit seizoen nog reële kansen op de overwinning in onze nationale baseball competitie. Toch zullen ze even een korte break moeten nemen. Uiteraard niet om te rusten maar om deel te nemen in twee Europese Cup Tornooien. Onze huidige kampioenen, de Koninklijke Deurne … Read More

Er komt steeds meer G-Baseball in Vlaanderen. Nice!

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Er komt steeds meer G-Baseball in Vlaanderen. Nice!   Dat Baseball en Softball ook super sporten zijn voor kids en volwassenen met een handicap wordt steeds meer gekend en gedaan in Vlaanderen. De Nstars zijn al sinds 2012 actief en gaven  vorige week G-Baseball en Softball-initiaties in Harelbeke aan de West Vlaamse Driedaagse voor Aangepast Sporten.   Bij de Knights … Read More

VBSL en KBBSF Besturen terug de velden op

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VBSL en KBBSF Besturen terug de velden op. Baseball en softball zitten weer helemaal in de lift in België. Dat komt niet alleen door de goede clubwerking en ondersteuning van al onze clubs, besturen en vrijwilligers. Er waait weer een frisse positieve wind door Vlaanderen en Wallonië. Ook bij de bondsmedewerkers en -besturen waar een ware  “verjonging” aan de gang … Read More