Press release KBBSF-FRBBS
This Saturday, September 7, the European Baseball Championship 2019 starts in Bonn, Germany. The Belgian national baseball team the Red Hawks goes there with only one goal in mind, to achieve a top 5 position at the European Championship. In order to qualify for the Olympic 2020 Qualifier in Italy the following week.
Baseball and Softball are on the up and up in Belgium. The Red Hawks with head coach Sven Hendrickx in charge is amongst the contenders for a top 5 place in the E.C. The last 11 years there has been a strong upward flow under his leadership. The young Red Hawks won back-to-back bronze in August at the European Championship Baseball U23 in Prague. The seniors achieved a 6th place in the previous European Championship. Our team with a mix of energetic young players and seasoned internationals is certainly capable of that.
Red Hawks E.C. 2019 selection
Desmedt Cedric – Desmedt Kevin – Driessens Artuur – Gontier Yannick – Roevens Robin – Van Den Branden Kenny – Van Droogenbroeck Jace – Van Nuffel Ben – Verspreet Brendan – Voets Jeremy – Weemaels Kyran
Poesmans Axel – Veraghtert Tim
De Quint Dennis – Dille Benjamin – Heyrman Hans – Verheyleweghen Jamie
De Lannoy Steven – De Wolf Thomas – Poesmans Yves – Reina Viant Leonel
Boermans Sam – Goffaux Benjamin
Hendrickx Sven – Peeters Kevin – Dassy Christophe – Knollenburg Kevin – Werner Ray – Van Der Meiren Filip – Heymans Arthur – Steinmeyer Maxim – Vanbecelaere Laura
Belgium starts in Pool B. This pool consists of 6 teams with the traditionally strong opponents Italy and Spain and also teams with much larger budgets Austria, France and Croatia. The primary goal is to get amongst the first 4 of the Pool in order to play the quarter-finals. Then by winning each game after to the top 5!
The first game against Austria starts in Bonn on Saturday 7 September at 1:00 PM.