Lorenzo Oeyen

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Lorenzo Oeyen

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lorenzo Oeyen has played in the Belgian First Division.

Oeyen debuted at age 16 with the Borgerhout Squirrels, hitting a meek .171/.304/.229 and fielded only .799, with 31 errors on the infield. In the 2007 European Junior Championship, he started at second base for Belgium and went 4 for 14 with a walk, 2 runs and 4 RBI, while fielding .957. In 2008, he saw limited action for the Squirrels, going 6 for 25 with 2 doubles and 10 walks. The next year, he batted .278/.360/.361 and made 21 errors, fielding .856. He played in the 2009 European Junior Championship, going 5 for 20 with a walk, run and 5 RBI, while making four errors in six games and fielding .750. With Borgerhout in 2010, the youngster put up a .220/.355/.280 line.

Oeyen hit .258/.362/.339 with 30 runs in 36 games for the Antwerp Royal Greys in 2011 and fielded .855. He tied for second in the First Division with 8 sacrifice hits and was second with five sacrifice flies (one behind Gregory Lambrechts). He debuted for the Belgian national team at age 20, going 0 for 2 in the 2011 European Championship Qualifiers as Belgium won a spot in the 2012 European Championship. In '12, he put up a .261/.356/.339 line with 31 runs in 28 games and 13 steals in 14 tries for the Greys while improving his fielding to .910.

Oeyen represented Belgium again in the 2012 European Championship, now as a starting outfielder.