Edouard Vanheer

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Biographical Information[edit]

Edouard Vanheer has played in the First Division and for the Belgian national team.

In the 2009 European Junior Championship, he was 0-2 with 9 walks and 7 runs in 3 2/3 IP, losing to Spain and Ukraine; he went 2 for 8 at the plate. [1] For the Namur Angels that season, he hit .217/.419/.261 and was 0-1 with 8 runs (7 earned) allowed in 3 innings. [2] He didn't surface again until 2013, when he hit .250/.434/.350 with 14 RBI in 15 games for Namur and gave up 6 runs (5 earned) in one inning. [3] He then vanished again until 2022, when he batted .255/.319/.284 and had a 1-0, 2.25 record for the Angels. [4]

Vanheer was Namur's main center fielder in 2023, hitting .305/.377/.398 with 37 RBI and 12 steals in 12 tries, finishing 8th in RBI. He was 2-2 with a 10.75 ERA and walked 44 in 39 1/3 innings. [5] Despite his rocky pitching performance, he got a start for Belgium against Israel in the 2023 European Championship. Given a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, he ran into immediate trouble as Benjamin Rosengard singled and he then walked Ty Kelly, Ryan Lavarnway and Brett Holtz to force in a run. Assaf Lowengart hit into a force at home then Robb Paller drew Vanheer's 4th walk to make it 2-2. Zev Moore grounded in the go-ahead run (Vanheer would take the loss against Aviv Bobrov) but Edouard escaped further harm by retiring Benny Wanger. The 2nd inning started badly when he walked Jonathan Zeevi and Rosengard. Tom Beeckmans relieved but let in both inherited runs, saddling Vanheer with a 45.00 ERA for the day. [6]