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Kyran Weemaels

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Kyran Weemaels

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Height 190 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Kyran Weemaels has pitched in the First Division and for the Belgian national team.

Weemaels, whose family was from Belgium, discovered baseball while they were living in Ohio at age 9 and continued to play when the family moved to Canada. [1] He then went to college in the US and continued pitching there. [2] He joined the Brasschaat Braves in Belgium's First Division in 2016, and went 5-4 with a 2.91 ERA (though a K. Weemaes is listed on the team with a 1-0, 3.38 record, probably a typo that should be added onto the 5-4 line). [3]

He was near the median of the Belgian staff in the 2016 European Championship despite a 14.73 ERA (he was 7th of their 12 hurlers in ERA). In his debut for Belgium, he relieved Steve De Saedeleer with a 3-0 deficit in the 3rd against Silver Medal-bound Spain. He escaped the inning despite two singles (one by former major leaguer Fernando Martínez and an error he made on a grounder), including a K of former AAA player Blake Ochoa. In the 4th, he ran into trouble, giving up a two-run double to Spain's other major league vet, Engel Beltre, and a RBI single to Martínez. Gregg Mareels took over in the 5th. In his second contest, he got the win over Greece, taking over for starter Yannick Gontier in the 3rd with a 16-0 lead already. He walked Konstantinos Kanellopoulos, struck out Jim Lomis, gave up a hit to Alex Lomis then retired George Soulis and fanned Jamie Lekas. Jace Van Droogenbroeck relieved in the 4th. Finally, he pitched against the tourney champion Dutch national team, relieving Kenny Vandenbranden with a 8-3 deficit, one out and one on in the 7th. He retired Chad Tromp on a grounder but Stijn van der Meer singled in a run, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a Chris Garia singled. Nick Urbanus hit into an inning-ending force. In the 8th, he gave up three straight singles (to Dudley Leonora, Gianison Boekhoudt and Kalian Sams) to make it 11-3 then walked Randolph Oduber. Van Droogenbroeck then relieved. [4]

He pitched two shutout innings for Brasschaat in 2017, spending most of the year in US college ball. [5] In the 2017 European Championship U23, he was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA for Belgium, losing to the Dutch. [6]

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