During the next couple of weeks, maybe months, we are going to look back at the 2009 season. We will start with the Dutch Hoofdklasse.
Konica Minolta Pioniers
2009 Record: 27-13
2009 Final Ranking: 3rd Place in Regular Season. 2nd Place in Final Standings after losing the Holland Series against DOOR NEPTUNUS in four games. They also finished in second in 2006 and 2007.
Mister-Baseball European Top 50 Ranking: 3rd
Runs Scored: 252
Runs Allowed: 135 (2nd fewest in Hoofdklasse)
Best Batter: Mark Duursma. The catcher batted .307 (OBP .451/SLG .367) with 29 runs scored and 31 RBI in 42 games.
Best OPS: Mervin Gario .906
Most Home Runs: Mark-Jan Moorman, Ryan Murphy 2
Most RBI: Mark Duursma 31 (4th in Hoofdklasse)
Most Runs Scored: Michael Duursma 31 (4th in Hoofdklasse)
Most Stolen Bases: Jefferson Muzo 23 (led Hoofdklasse)
Most Walks: Glenn Romney, Mark Duursma 40 (tied for 1st in Hoofdklasse)
Best Pitcher: Ryan Murphy. The right-hander was a league-leading 10-2 with an ERA of 0.89 in 16 starts this year. He struck out 104 batters in 110 2/3 innings, while walking just 15.
Best ERA: Ryan Murphy 0.89 (led the Hoofdklasse)
Most Strikeouts: Ryan Murphy 104 (led the Hoofdklasse)
Most Walks: Shane Gnade 22
Most Innings Pitched: Ryan Murphy 110.2 (led the Hoofdklasse)