Even though 2011 already started we still continue our series to look back at the 2010 season in European Baseball. After Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and France, the Czech Extraleague steps to the plate.
AVG Draci Brno
2010 Record: 25-3
2010 Ranking: 1st place in Czech Extraleague after regular season. In the playoffs AVG Draci Brno easily swept its semi-final series against the Eagles Prague. The finals weren’t a walk-over, as Technika Brno came back twice before the Dragons prevailed in five games. It was their 16th straight Czech title. AVG Draci also hosted one of the two European Cups last June. They stunned favorites UGF Fortitudo Bologna (ITA) and Konica Minolta Pioniers (NED), but lost the three other games to settle for 4th place in the final standings.
Runs Scored: 236 (1st)
Runs Allowed: 94 (1st)
Best Batter: Michal Ondracek. He batted .409 (OBP .557/SLG .500) with a triple, four doubles, 24 runs and eleven RBI in 23 games.
Best OPS: Martin Schneider 1.305
Most Homeruns: Martin Schneider 4
Most RBI: Martin Schneider 35
Most Runs Scored: Jakub Hajtmar 39
Most Stolen Bases: Jakub Hajtmar 30
Best Pitcher: Wayne Ough. The Australian had an ERA of 0.48 with 33 strikeouts and three walks in 18 2/3 innings.
Best ERA: Wayne Ough 0.48 (Minimum 15 IP)
Most Strikeouts: Petr Minarik 50
Most Walks: Petr Minarik, Vojtech Jelinek 19
Most Innings Pitched: Petr Minarik 73.2