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Belgium: Deurne Spartans Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Belgium: Deurne Spartans Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

BELGIUM – Five teams remain in the playoff hunt in the Belgium League with four games left on the slate in the regular season. The top four squads will advance to the postseason.

The Royal Greys (17-7) occupy the top spot and edged the Mortsel Stars 10-9 Saturday in the series opener of a two-game set. However, the Stars (9-17) salvaged a split with a 6-5 win the following day.

The second-place Borgerhout Squirrels (18-8) also settled for a split against the Hoboken Pioneers (15-11) this past weekend. The Squirrels took the first game on Saturday in convincing fashion, 11-4, before the reigning league champion evened the series with a 12-1 rout a day later.

The Namur Angels (16-10) tightened its grip on the third spot with a pair of wins, 11-1 and 16-3, against the Merchtem Cats.

The fifth-place Deurne Spartans (14-12), riding a four-game winning streak, picked up two one-run decisions over the Brasschaat Braves, 4-3 and 9-8, to keep their playoff hopes alive.


Team Won Lost Streak
Royal Greys 17 07 Lost 1
Borgerhout Squirrels 18 08 Lost 1
Namur Angels 16 10 Won 2
Hoboken Pioneers 15 11 Won 1
Deurne Spartans 14 12 Won 4
Mortsel Stars 09 17 Won 1
Brasschaat Braves 07 19 Lost 5
Merchtem Cats 06 18 Lost 4


Marvin Moore is a freelance international baseball writer who coached in Europe for six years. He currently teaches baseball to Filipino Kids at the Future Stars Baseball School.

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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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