Posted by on April 4, 2017 7:30 pm
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CZECH REPUBLIC – Reigning champion Draci Brno opened the 2017 Czech Extraleague season last Friday night with an 8-0 victory over Olympia Blansko. The Dragons are one of the most successful baseball clubs in Europe with a whopping 20 national championships.

Premek Chroust paced the offense with three hits and a pair of RBIs. Michal Sobotka (1-0) scattered two hits and four strikeouts over 5.1 innings to earn the season-opening win.

Draci Brno (2-0) used a five-run second inning on Saturday to complete the two-game sweep with a 12-1 victory.

Tomas Duffek (1-0) tossed a complete game four-hitter with 14 strikeouts to lead Eagles Prague to a 4-0 win againstTrebic Nuclears. The Eagles (2-0) exploded for 18 hits on Saturday to finish off the sweep with a 19-10 victory as Matej Hejma smacked three homers and a triple.

Friday, March 31
Draci Brno 8, Olympis Blansko 0
Eagles Prague 4, Trebic Nuclears 0
Arrows Ostrava 6, Skokani Olomouc 5

Saturday, April 1
Draci Brno 12, Olympis Blansko 1
Kotlarka Prague 4, Tempo Titans 3
Skokani Olomouc 4, Arrows Ostrava 2
Eagles Prague 19, Trebic Nuclears 10
Hrosi Brno 8, Technika Brno 7

Sunday, April 2
Tempo Titans 2, Kotlarka Prague 0
Hrosi Brno 5, Technika Brno 4

Photo: Draci Brno

Marvin Moore
Marvin Moore
A former international baseball coach and award-winning sports writer, Marvin is the Managing Editor at World Baseball News. He transformed the Swiss National Team into a B-Pool contender which knocked off 1994 B-Pool champion Ukraine at the European Championship, and won four Swiss NLA titles in six seasons with the Therwil Flyers and Zurich Challengers.

The native Texan compiles the weekly European Baseball Power Rankings, European Baseball Players of the Week, European Baseball Weekend Preview, European Baseball Statistical Leaders, European Baseball Scoreboard and International Baseball Update.

Marvin, who has been an avid Texas Rangers fan for more than four decades, enjoys fishing, teaching youth baseball and playing fantasy sports. He was a co-founder of Mister-Baseball.com and also started BaseballdeWorld.com.

Marvin and his wife Lerma have two kids, Hali (16) and Saentis (13).

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