In 2018 we had 57 of our past and present members playing in Germany and have highlighted the top performers below using the stats that were available (*some divisions were not up-to-date). To qualify for this post is the player must be a current BBJO member or a former BBJO member whom we helped take their career overseas which directly or indirectly resulted in their current contract in Germany.
 

German Bundesliga 1 Standings

 
Each of the two German Bundesliga 1 divisions (North and South) both played a 28 game regular season schedule followed by another 12 games of playoffs (top 4) and playdowns (bottom 4). The top two from each division then square off against each other in a best of five semi-final series. As of September 10th, the Bonn Capitals (1st in North) and the Regensburg Legionäre (2nd in South) are tied at one game apiece while the Solingen Alligators (2nd in North) trail Heidenheim Heideköpfe (1st in South) 2 games to 0. Remarkably, the one loss that Bonn suffered in the playoffs is the their first loss on the entire season after posting a 40-0 record.

Semi-final Game 1: Bonn vs. Regensburg

 

 

German Baseball Bundesliga 1 South – Regular Season Top Performers

 

Batters
Player Team AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Mitch Nilsson Heidenheim Heideköpfe 68 .485 .557 1.000 9
Gary Owens Heidenheim Heideköpfe 105 .467 .521 .848 9
Austin Gallagher Mainz Athletics 88 .455 .598 .754 6
Riley Moore Stuttgart Reds 38 .368 .545 .763 4
Jake Levin Saarlouis Hornets 84 .357 .486 .917 13
Will Thorp Munich-Haar Disciples 99 .333 .415 .525 3
Fernando Escarra Mannheim Tornados 109 .312 .375 .486 4
Duncan Izaaks Ulm Falcons 78 .308 .509 .462 1

 

Pitchers
Player Team IP ERA W-L SO BB
Mike Click Munich-Haar Disciples 66.1 1.09 6-2 109 12
RJ Hively Heidenheim Heideköpfe 59.2 2.26 8-2 68 13
Jan Tomek** Munich-Haar Disciples 92.2 2.62 7-3 77 33
Bill Greenfield** Regensburg Legionäre 81.2 3.64 5-3 96 15
Logan Grigsby** Heidenheim Heideköpfe 49.1 3.65 3-1 47 44
Paul Kirkpatrick** Stuttgart Reds 33.2 3.74 2-2 36 16
Tim Brown Stuttgart Reds 49 4.22 1-4 36 11
Jake Levin Saarlouis Hornets 75.1 4.42 3-6 65 32

**  EU passport holder
 

Category Leaders South – Regular Season

 

Austin Gallagher – Mainz Athletics


 
Gary Owens

Runs – 34

Hits – 49

Doubles – 11

RBI – 42

 

Austin Gallagher

On base %  – .598

Doubles – 11

Walks – 32

 

Jake Levin

Home runs – 13

 

Mitch Nilsson

Slugging % – 1.000

 

Mike Click

Strikeouts – 109

ERA – 1.09

WHIP – 0.75

OAVG – .160

 

German Baseball Bundesliga 1 North – Regular Season Top Performers

 

Batters
Player Team AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Justin Brock Cologne Cardinals 105 .400 .458 .590 3
Ben Andrews** Solingen Alligators 108 .389 .504 .639 5
Caleb Fenimore Dohren Wild Farmers 92 .348 .523 .783 11
Eric Brenk** Bonn Capitals 114 .342 .438 .456 1
Nick Miceli** Bremen Dockers 79 .329 .465 .430 0
Yannick Bujalla Bremen Dockers 97 .320 .450 .454 2

**EU passport holder

Justin Brock – Cologne Cardinals

 

Pitchers
Player Team IP ERA W-L SO BB
Riley Barr Bonn Capitals 56.1 0.96 7-0 72 13
Dustin Ward Hamburg Stealers 88.2 2.64 3-8 139 28
Nick Miceli Bremen Dockers 63.1 3.27 2-6 98 26
Trevor Caughey Berlin Flamingos 51 3.53 2-5 46 18

 

Category Leaders North – Regular Season

 

Riley Barr – Bonn Capitals

 

Caleb Fenimore

Home runs – 11

RBI – 32

Walks – 32

SLG% – .783

 

Dustin Ward

Strikeouts – 139

K/IP – 1.57

 

German Baseball Bundesliga 1 South Playoffs Top Performers (as of Sept 10)

 

Batters
Player Team AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Mitch Nilsson Heidenheim Heideköpfe 45 .467 .537 1.089 9
Gary Owens Heidenheim Heideköpfe 47 .404 .458 .681 3
Austin Gallagher Mainz Athletics 43 .395 .557 .884 6
Shane Salley Mainz Athletics 52 .346 .414 .481 1

 

 

Pitchers
Player Team IP ERA W-L SO BB
Mike Click Munich-Haar Disciples 66.1 1.09 6-2 109 12
RJ Hively Heidenheim Heideköpfe 59.2 2.26 8-2 68 13
Jan Tomek Munich-Haar Disciples 92.2 2.62 7-3 77 33
Bill Greenfield Regensburg Legionäre 40.2 2.66 3-2 38 12
Logan Grigsby Heidenheim Heideköpfe 49.1 3.65 3-1 47 44

 

German Bundesliga 1 North Playoffs Top Performers

 

Playoff stats not available at time of publication. 
 

Heidenheim 11, Solingen 0 – (R.J. Hively No-Hitter)

No-hitter!! Game 2 of the Bundesliga Semifinal was dominated by the pitching of R.J. Hively. Simon Gühring drove in 5 runs for Heidenheim.. here are the highlights:

Posted by München-Haar Disciples Baseball TV on Sunday, September 9, 2018

 

Playdowns North (Relegation/Promotion)

 

Batters
Player Team AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Nick Miceli Bremen Dockers 36 .389 .463 .667 2
Pitchers
Player Team IP ERA W-L SO BB
Dustin Ward Hamburg Stealers 9.2 1.86 0-0 12 3
Nick Miceli Bremen Dockers 38 1.66 1-3 58 12
Carlos Mirabal Cologne Cardinals 22 2.05 1-2 9 5
David Wynn Berlin Flamingos 37 2.43 2-2 56 12

David Wynn II – Berlin Flamingos

 

Playdowns South (Relegation/Promotion)

 

Batters
Player Team AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Fernando Escarra Mannheim Tornados 48 .458 .557 .729 2
Riley Moore Stuttgart Reds 40 .425 .571 .750 4
Jake Levin Saarlouis Hornets 35 .371 .489 .800 4
Dominick Golubiewski** Stuttgart Reds 47 .319 .411 .553 2

**EU Passport holder

Pitchers
Player Team IP ERA W-L SO BB
Paul Kirkpatrick Stuttgart Reds 17 3.71 1-2 21 3
Tim Brown Stuttgart Reds 38 3.79 1-2 27 5

 

German Baseball Bundesliga 2 – Regular Season Top Performers

 

Batters
Player Team AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Anthony Buonaiuto* Bad Homburg Hornets 33 .636 .657 .909 1
Justin Woods* Hünstetten Storm 27 .444 .590 .593 0
Josh Wyant Neunkirchen Nightmares 114 .439 .472 .579 0
Trent Saharek Dortmund Wanderers 83 .434 .478 .518 0
Joe Germaine Wölfe Lauf 105 .429 .480 .657 2
Dawson Yates Ingolstadt Schanzer 79 .418 .538 .696 2
Tim Lee* Hünstetten Storm 33 .394 .487 .545 1
Jake Carson Ingolstadt Schanzer 69 .319 .451 .420 0

*Stats last updated mid-May 2018

Anthony Buonaiuto – Bad Homburg Hornets

 

Pitchers
Player Team IP ERA W-L SO BB
Alex Tufts Tübingen Hawks 59 0.46 10-0 106 7
Josh Keithly Kiel Seahawks 35 0.77 5-0 35 8
Josh Wyant Neunkirchen Nightmares 90 2.70 8-5 116 8
Jake Carson Ingolstadt Schanzer 72 3.88 9-3 65 23

 

German Softball Bundesliga 1 North – Regular Season Top Performers

 

Batters
Player Team AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Stephanie Ceo Karlsruhe Cougars 42 .667 .720 1.143 2
Brook Miko Neunkirchen Nightmares 42 .524 .630 1.000 3
Sam Jarmusch Haar Disciples 64 .453 .527 .641 0
Pitchers
Player Team IP ERA W-L SO BB
Makinna Akers Stuttgart Reds 50 1.12 4-4 45 3
Sam Jarmusch Haar Disciples 71.2 1.76 5-6 103 18