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Belgium: Hoboken Pioneers Regain Top Spot with Sweep

Belgium: Hoboken Pioneers Regain Top Spot with Sweep

BELGIUM – The Hoboken Pioneers regained the top spot in the Belgian Baseball League with a two-game sweep against the Brasschaat Braves this past weekend.

The two-time reigning league champion captured a hard-fought 7-5 win on Saturday before completing the sweep the following day with a 14-4 victory.

The Deurne Spartans (3-8) knocked the Namur Angels out of first place with a 1-0 victory on Sunday. The Angels (8-4) bagged a 6-3 win a day earlier.

The Borgerhout Squirrels (7-5) and the Royal Greys (7-6) split a pair of 2-1 decisions, while the Mortsel Stars (5-6) and Antwerp Eagles (2-10) also split a pair of one-run games.

SATURDAY, MAY 19:
Hoboken Pioneers 7 – Brasschaat Braves 5
Borgerhout Squirrels 2 – Royal Greys 1
Namur Angels 6 – Deurne Spartans 3
Mortsel Stars 10 – Antwerp Eagles 9

SUNDAY, MAY 20:
Hoboken Pioneers 14 – Brasschaat Braves 4
Royal Greys 2 – Borgerhout Squirrels 1
Deurne Spartans 1 – Namur Angels 0
Antwerp Eagles 4 – Mortsel Stars 3

2012 BELGIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE:

1.Hoboken Pioneers (9-3)
2.Namur Angels (8-4)
3.Borgerhout Squirrels (7-5)
4.Royal Greys (7-6)
5.Brasschaat Braves (6-6)
6.Mortsel Stars (5-6)
7.Deurne Spartans (3-8)
8.Antwerp Eagles (2-10)

Marvin Moore is a freelance writer and former int’l baseball coach. He currently teaches baseball to underpriviliged Filipino boys at the Future Stars Baseball School in Bohol, Philippines.

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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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