Belgium

Belgium

The Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation has announced the roster for the 2016 European Championship in Hoofddorp, Netherlands. The team once again is managed by Sven Hendrickx, assisted by Patrick Renard, Kevin Peeters, Filip van der Meiren andChristophe Dassy. 16 of the players are currently playing in the Belgian First Division.

Additionally Belgium’s lone minor leaguer outfielder Sam Buelens of the Toronto Blue Jays made the team. Former New York Mets minor leaguer and current Mainz Athletic Thomas De Wolf slugged his way on the team as well. There are also quite some players from the Dutch Hoofdklasse on the team: Benjamin Dille, Matt Latta, Dennis Ribbens, Kenny van der Branden, Ben van Nuffel and Jamie Verheyleweghen.

The Belgian National Team, the Red Hawks, will be playing in Group B during first-round play at the European Championship, facing Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Croatia.

POULE B

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Roster & Coaching Staff

ANTONACCI TJ Pitcher
BUELENS Sam Outfield
DE JONGH Robbe Pitcher
DE LANNOY Steven Outfield
DE SAEDELEER Steve Pitcher
DE WOLF Thomas Outfield
DILLE Benjamin Infield
GOFFAUX Benjamin Catcher
GONTIER Yannick Pitcher
HEYRMAN Hans Infield
JANSSEN Drew Pitcher
LATTA Matthew Pitcher
LEWIS Rob Infield
MAREELS Gregg Pitcher
POESMANS Yves Outfield
RIBBENS Dennis Infield
RIZZI Lucas Infield
ROEVENS Robin Infield
VANDENBRANDEN Kenny Pitcher
VAN DROOGENBROECK Jace Pitcher
VAN NUFFEL Ben Pitcher
VERAGHTERT Tim Catcher
VERHEYLEWEGHEN Jamie Infield
WEEMAELS Kyran Pitcher
HENDRICKX Sven Fieldmanager
RENARD Patrick Bench Coach
PEETERS Kevin 1B Coach
VAN DER MEIREN Filip 3B Coach
DASSY Christophe Pitching Coach
ROEVENS Kevin Trainer/Physio
SEL Paul Manager