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The reigning Spanish Division De Honor champion Astros Valencia are eyeing back-to-back titles. (Photo: Astros Valencia)

For the second consecutive week, the Italian Baseball League powerhouse T&A San Marino tops the weekly 2017 World Baseball News European Baseball Power Rankings. The Titans (6-0) and their stellar arsenal of arms limited Novara to just a pair of runs in two games last weekend.

The L&D Amsterdam Pirates (5-1), which were idled last week, occupy the second spot followed by No.3 UnipolSai Bologna (5-1), No.4 Angel Service Nettuno (5-1) and No.5 HCAW (7-2).

Reigning Dutch champion Curacao Neptunus (4-2) is ranked sixth after winning four games in a row, while undefeated German club Heidenheim Heidekopfe (10-0) sits in the seventh slot. The rest of the Top 10 includes No. 8 Novara (3-3), No.9 Rouen Huskies (10-0) and No.10 Hoofddorp Pioniers (4-2).

RankTeamCountryRecordLeague
1T&A San MarinoSan Marino6-0Italian Baseball League
2L&D AmsterdamNetherlands5-1Dutch Hoofdklasse
3UnipolSai Bologna Italy 5-1Italian Baseball League
4Angel Service NettunoItaly5-1Italian Baseball League
5HCAWNetherlands 7-2Dutch Hoofdklasse
6Curacao NeptunusNetherlands4-2Dutch Hoofdklasse
7Heidenheim HeidekoepfeGermany10-0German Baseball-Bundesliga
8NovaraItaly3-3Italian Baseball League
9Rouen HuskiesFrance10-0French Division I
10Hoofddorp PioniersNetherlands4-2Dutch Hoofdklasse
11Draci BrnoCzech Republic11-1Czech Extraleague
12Tenerife MarlinsSpain10-2Spanish Division De Honor
13Senart TempliersFrance9-1French Division I
14Technika BrnoCzech Republic9-2Czech Extraleague
15Sant BoiSpain8-2Spanish Division De Honor
16Mainz AthleticsGermany6-4German Baseball-Bundesliga
17Arrows OstravaCzech Republic8-3Czech Extraleague
18BarcelonaSpain8-4Spanish Division De Honor
19Deurne SpartansBelgium6-0Belgian BBG
20Bonn CapitalsGermany5-1German Baseball-Bundesliga
21Cardion Hrosi BrnoCzech Republic8-3Czech Extraleague
22Astros Valencia Spain8-4Spanish Division De Honor
23Haar DisciplesGermany6-4German Baseball-Bundesliga
24Mannheim TornadosGermany6-4German Baseball-Bundesliga
25Sundbyberg HeatSweden3-0Swedish Eliteserien
26MUC BarracudasFrance7-3French Division I
27Buchbinder Legionaere RegensburgGermany6-4German Baseball-Bundesliga
28Therwil FlyersSwitzerland3-1Swiss NLA
29Borgerhout SquirrelsBelgium5-1Belgian BBG
30Solingen AlligatorsGermany5-3German Baseball-Bundesliga

Photo: Astros Valencia

European Baseball Power Rankings is a World Baseball News regular feature that is posted every Wednesday 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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