Mister-Baseball is on vacation this week. Therefore we are looking back at the European baseball leagues, which we hadn’t covered yet in our 2011 in Review series.
2011 Record: 15-9
2011 Ranking: 3rd place in Elitserien following regular season. They upset the higher ranked Karlskoga Bats in three games in the semi-finals en route to a championship series berth against Stockholm. Stockholm swept the Sharks for the title.
Runs Scored: 213
Runs Allowed: 145
Best Batter: Evan Porter. The American shortstop dominated Swedish pitching, going .561/.664/.923 with six homeruns, a triple, 18 doubles, 49 runs and 47 RBI in just 147 plate appearances.
Best OPS: Evan Porter 1.587
Most Homeruns: Evan Porter 6
Most RBI: Evan Porter 47
Most Runs Scored: Evan Porter 49
Most Stolen Bases: Curtis Dionne 11
Best Pitcher: Brian Straw-Johnson. He went 4-1 with an ERA of 3.55. He collected 59 strikeouts and 13 walks in 45 2/3 innings.
Best ERA: Brian Straw-Johnson 3.55
Most Strikeouts: Brian Straw-Johnson 59
Most Walks: Curtis Dionne 26
Most Innings Pitched: Curtis Dionne 72.2