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Belgium: Hoboken Splits with Namur Angels

Belgium: Hoboken Splits with Namur Angels

BELGIUM – The Hoboken Pioneers continued their quest for a third consecutive Belgian League title with a two-game split against the rejuvenated Namur Angels this past weekend in the first round of the playoffs.

Hoboken (6-2), which swept the Angels earlier this month to open the postseason, dropped the first game on Saturday, 8-6. However, the two-time reigning league champion bounced back the following day to claim a hard-fought 3-1 victory over second-place Namur (4-3).

The Merksem Royal Greys resuscitated their finals hopes with a sweep, 13-2 and 10-1, against the Borgerhout Squirrels. The Royal Greys will next face Hoboken in a crucial two-game set while the Squirrels (1-6) will clash with the Angels.

Saturday, August 27
Namur Angels 8, Hoboken Pioneers 6
Merksem Royal Greys 13, Borgerhout Squirrels 12

Sunday, August 28
Merksem Royal Greys 10, Borgerhout Squirrels 1
Hoboken Pioneers 3, Namur Angels 1

1. Hoboken Pioneers (6-2)
2. Namur Angels (4-3)
3. Merksem Royal Greys (4-4)
4. Borgerhout Squirrels (1-6)

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About Eric Bynum
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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