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Technika Brno ace Peter Gehle delivers a pitch against Cardion Hrosi Brno.

French national team shortstop Felix Brown has opened the 2017 season with a red-hot bat for the French Division I club Senart Templiers. The St. Maarten native went 4-for-14 with a steal and two runs at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Brown is batting .538 and leads the French League with 14 hits – including seven extra base hits. The 28-year-old has tallied 3 doubles, two triples, a pair of homers and 16 RBIs in six games.

Below are the early statistical leaders from baseball leagues in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.

BATTING AVERAGE
.714 – Alessandro Vaglio, UnipolSai Bologna (Italy)
.714 – Jose Flores, UnipolSai Bologna (Italy)
.667 – Osman Marval, UnipolSai Bologna (Italy)
.667 – Niccolo Loardi, Novara (Italy)
.625 – Kalian Sams, L&D Amsterdam (Netherlands)
.600 – Jonathan Jaspe, Rouen Huskies (France)
.571 – Alex Sambucci, UnipolSai Bologna (Italy)
.563 – Gilmer Lampe, L&D Amsterdam (Netherlands)
.563 – Edvardas Matusevicius, Dohren Wild Farmers (Germany)
.556 – Randy Daal, UVV (Netherlands)
.550 – Terrell Joyce, Draci Brno (Czech Republic)
.538 – Felix Brown, Senart Templiers (France)
.533 – Alexander Carter, Montpellier Barracudas (France)
.533 – Dennis de Quint, De Glaskoning Twins (Netherlands)
.517 – Simon Guehring, Heidenheim Heidekoepfe (Germany)
.515 – Lesther Galvan, Tenerife Marlins (Spain)
.500 – Drake Zarate, Stuttgart Reds (Germany)
.500 – Milan Vystrcil, Technika Brno (Czech Republic)
.500 – Gary Owens, Heidenheim Heidekoepfe (Germany)
.480 – Pierrick Lemestre, Senart Templiers (France)
.478 – Josep Wittig, Eagles Prague (Czech Republic)
.462 – Daniel Vitek, Eagles Prague (Czech Republic)
.462 – Vince Rooi, HCAW (Netherlands)
.462 – Adam Hajtmar, Draci Brno (Czech Republic)
.458 – Victor Jose Lopez, Sant Boi (Spain)
.450 – Alexander Perdomo, Montpellier Barracudas (France)
.450 – Sandel Cuevas, Astros Valencia (Spain)
.444 – Rafael Rivas, Sant Boi (Spain)
.444 – Joseba San Andres, San Inazio Bilbao (Spain)

HITS
17 – Lesther Galvan, Tenerife Marlins (Spain)
15 – Simon Guehring, Heidenheim Heidekoepfe (Germany)
14 – Felix Brown, Senart Templiers (France)
14 – Victor Velazquez, Tenerife Marlins (Spain)
14 – Gary Owens, Heidenheim Heidekoepfe (Germany)
13 – Juan Arturo Martinez, Baseball Navarra (Spain)
13 – Luis Del Muro Puente, Mannheim Tornados (Germany)
12 – Diego Perez, Pamplona (Spain)
12 – Fernando Escarra, Mannheim Tornados (Germany)
12 – Pierrick Lemestre, Senart Templiers (France)
12 – Jay Pecci, Heidenheim Heidekoepfe (Germany)
12 – Rafael Rivas, Sant Boi (Spain)
12 – Jonathan Jaspe, Rouen Huskies (France)
12 – Adam Hajtmar, Draci Brno (Czech Republic)
12 – Premek Chroust, Draci Brno (Czech Republic)

RUNS SCORED
13 – Yancarlo Franco, Tenerife Marlins (Spain)
12 – Alexander Perdomo, Montpellier Barracudas (France)
12 – Jakub Hajtmar, Draci Brno (Czech Republic)
11 – Jacques Boucheron, Montpellier Barracudas (France)
10 – Lesther Galvan, Tenerife Marlins (Spain)
10 – Gary Owens, Heidenheim Heidekoepfe (Germany)
10 – Arnost Dubovy, Draci Brno (Czech Republic)
10 – Felix Brown, Senart Templiers (France)
10 – Sandel Cuevas, Astros Valencia (Spain)
10 – Maximilian Boldt, Mainz Athletics (Germany)

RUNS BATTED IN
16 – Felix Brown, Senart Templiers (France)
13 – Bastien Dagneau, Montpellier Barracudas (France)
12 – Michel Rodriguez, Astros Valencia (Spain)
12 – Tomas Junec, Arrows Ostrava (Czech Republic)
12 – Victor Jose Lopez, Sant Boi (Spain)
12 – Jose Manuel Melendez, Tenerife Marlins (Spain)
11 – Maximilian Boldt, Mainz Athletics (Germany)
11 – Yancarlo Franco, Tenerife Marlins (Spain)
10 – Vince Rooi, HCAW (Netherlands)
10 – Martin Kipphan, Mainz Athletics (Germany)

WINS
4 – Leslie Nacar, Tenerife Marlins (Spain)
3 – Owen Ozanich, Rouen Huskies (France)
3 – Johannes Krumm, Heidenheim Heidekoepfe (Germany)
3 – Yulman Ribeiro, Astros Valencia (Spain)
3 – Kenneth MacDowall, Hrosi Brno (Czech Republic)
3 – Yorfrank Lopez, Tenerife Marlins (Spain)
3 – Jorge Balboa, Barcelona (Spain)

STRIKEOUTS
41 – Anthony Vizcaya, Sant Boi (Spain)
38 – Yorfrank Lopez, Tenerife Marlins (Spain)
35 – Cesar Gonzalez, Pamplona (Spain)
32 – Lowuin Sacramento, Astros Valencia (Spain)
31 – Ryan Bollinger, Munich-Haar Disciples (Germany)
31 – Peter Gehle, Technika Brno (Czech Republic)
31 – Dustin Ward, Hamburg Stealers (Germany)
30 – Reed Mason, Paris University Club (France)
30 – Keivy Rojas, Montpellier Barracudas (France)
28 – John Hussey, Technika Brno (Czech Republic)
28 – Dylan Brammer, Skokani Olomouc (Czech Republic)
23 – Mike Bolsenbroek, Buchbinder Regensburg Legionaere (Germany)
23 – Tomas Duffek, Eagles Prague (Czech Republic)
23 – Devon Barker, Trebic Nuclears (Czech Republic)
22 – James Jensen, Stuttgart Reds (Germany)
22 – Jan Novak, Kotlarka Prague (Czech Republic)

Photo: Technika Brno

European Baseball Statistical Leaders is a World Baseball News regular feature that is posted every Friday 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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