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The Tenerife Marlins split two games against Sant Boi in Spanish League action.

A slew of European Baseball squads have opened the 2017 season on a roll. While it is way too early to separate the pretenders from the contenders, a few of the unbeaten clubs appear to title favorites.

In Germany, the Heidenheim Heidekoepfe are riding a six-game winning streak and have impressive wins over South Division mates Regensburg and Mannheim. Heidenheim has established itself as the favorites, but reigning champion Mainz along with 3-4 league squads also are legit championship material.

French powerhouse Rouen Huskies are also 6-0, but have played opposing teams with a combined 4-14 record. The Huskies have a good chance to go unbeaten in league play this season with only the Senart Templiers (5-1) being the only roadblock.

Another European baseball heavyweight, Draci Brno, sports a perfect mark after seven games. The reigning Czech titleholder is eyeing a record 21st league championship.

Below are results from baseball leagues all across the old continent:

BELGIAN FIRST DIVISION

Saturday, April 15
Deurne Spartans 6,3 – Louvain La Neuve Phoenix 0,0
Mortsel Stars 17,12 – Brasschaat Braves 7,13
Borgerhout Squirrels 12 – Royal Greys 2

Sunday, April 16
Borgerhout Squirrels 7 – Royal Greys 2

CZECH EXTRALEAGUE

Wednesday, April 13
Draci Brno 21, Eagles Prague 7

Thursday, April 14
Trebic Nuclears 4, Olympia Blansko 0
Draci Brno 8, Eagles Prague 5
Arrows Ostrava 7, Kotlarka Prague 4

Friday, April 15
Draci Brno 4 – Eagles Prague 3
Arrows Ostrava 23 – Kotlarka Prague 13
Skokani Olomouc 8,2 – Cardion Hrosi Brno 4,1
Trebic Nuclears 6 – Olympia Blansko 1
Technika Brno 16 – Tempo Titans 1

Saturday, April 16
Technika Brno 12 – Tempo Titans 6

DUTCH HOOFDKLASSE

Thursday, April 13
L&D Amsterdam 11, DSS 4
HCAW 14, Hoofddorp Pioniers 4
Pickles UVV 11, De Glaskoning Twins 1

Saturday, April 15
L&D Amsterdam 15, DSS 5
Hoofddorp Pioniers 4, HCAW 2
Pickles UVV 8, De Glaskoning Twins 3

Sunday, April 16
L&D Amsterdam 11, DSS 1
HCAW 5, Hoofddorp Pioniers 3
Pickles UVV 7, De Glaskoning Twins 6

FRENCH DIVISION I

Sunday, April 16
Rouen Huskies 5,1 – Savigny Lions 3,0
Senart Templiers 11,8 – Montigny Cougars 0,9
Montpellier Barracudas 13,13 – Paris University Club 8,1
Clermont-Ferrand Arvernes 4,11 – St-Just-St-Rambert Ducks 3,9

GERMAN BASEBALL-BUNDESLIGA

Saturday, April 15
Hamburg Stealers 12,10 – Cologne Cardinals 0,0
Buchbinder Regensburg Legionaere 15,9 – Bad Homburg Hornets 2,0
Heidenheim Heidekoepfe 13 – Mannheim Tornados 6
Munich-Haar Disciples 12 – Stuttgart Reds 5
Mainz Athleics 19 vs Saarlouis Hornets 0

Sunday, April 16
Dortmund Wanderers 4,0 – Paderborn Untouchables 3,5
Bonn Capitals 2,17 – Solingen Alligators 0,1
Mainz Athleics 19 – Saarlouis Hornets 3
Heidenheim Heidekoepfe 9 – Mannheim Tornados 3

Monday, April 17
Munich-Haar Disciples 10 – Stuttgart Reds 0

ITALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

Thursday, April 14
Angel Service Nettuno 7 – Parmaclima Parma 4
Novara 5 – ASD Rimini Pirates 1
T&A San Marino 13 – Tommasin Padua 3

Friday, April 15
UnipolSai Bologna 12,11 – Padule 3,0
Angel Service Nettuno 7 – Parmaclima Parma 5
Novara 7 – ASD Rimini Pirates 4
T&A San Marino 5 – Tommasin Padua 2

Photo: Tenerife Marlins

European Baseball Scoreboard is a World Baseball News regular feature that is posted every Tuesday from April to September.

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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