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

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 … 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