Marek Bošanský

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Marek Bošanský

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 187 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Marek Bošanský has pitched in the Extraliga and for the Slovakian national team.

In the 2009 European Junior Championship, he was 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA, losing to the Netherlands. [1] In the 2010 European Championship U21, he was 0-1 with a 16.71 ERA, getting hit hard by the Czech Republic. He allowed the most runs in the event, two more than Kostyantyn Korolev and teammate Jakub Ižold. [2] In the 2011 European Championship Qualifier, he went 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA, fanning 12 in 11 innings and allowing six hits. He was 7th in ERA, 7th in opponent average (.150, between Terrence Antonacci and Jakub Okasa), 2nd in IP (one behind Antonacci), 2nd in K (4 behind Marek Deska) and tied for 2nd in wins (one shy of Antonacci). [3]

Bošanský went from his native Slovakia to the Czech Extraliga for 2012, signing with Hrosi Brno. He had a 3-5, 6.88 record. He tied Leoš Kubát and Jakub Černík for 4th in the league in losses. [4] In the 2012 European Championship U21, he lost to Korolev and Ukraine but beat Felix Zimmerle and Austria, going 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and fanning 19 in 15 innings. He finished the event 10th in ERA, 7th in opponent average (.213, between his mound opponents Zimmerle and Korolev), 3rd in IP and 1st in Ks (3 ahead of Braves farmhand Nikita Lobanov). [5]

He improved to 3-6, 4.75 his second year with Hrosi Brno, their #2 hurler after Vojtěch Jelínek. He was 7th in the league in defeats. [6] In the 2013 B-Level European Championship, he lost to Christian Tomsich and Austria and beat Brendan Hourihan and Ireland. He finished with a 7.36 ERA was among the tourney leaders in ERA (9th, between Tom Enright and Hourihan), IP (11, 3rd, 2/3 behind Andrei Los and Pavel Talakin) and starts (2, tied for 1st). [7] He was 2-3 with two saves and a 5.92 ERA for Hrosi Brno in 2014, tying for sixth in the league in saves. [8]

In 2015, he was 5-3 with a save and a 2.71 ERA for Hrosi Brno. In his best season in the Extraliga, he was 4th in ERA (between Jan Tomek and Petr Minařík), 8th in WHIP (1.35(, 7th in K:BB ratio (2.5:1) and tied for ninth in wins (with Matěj Brabec and Boris Bokaj). [9] In the 2015 B-Level European Championship, he outdueled Dmytro Limarenko of Ukraine in the opener, going the distance and allowing two runs, then saved Adam Zverbik's win over Bulgaria. He got the starting nod in the finale, with Slovakia having a chance at making their first European Championship. Facing perennial European Championship contestant Croatia, he pitched a complete game but lost 6-4 to Slobodan Gales (who also went the distance). He was 7th in the tournament in ERA, tied Gales for the most innings pitched, was 5th with 9 K, tied for 2nd in wins, tied for first in saves (with Heorhii Hvrytishvili, Ivan Skynskyii and Antonio Horvatić), first in appearances and tied for first in starts and complete games. [10]

The right-hander moved to Technika Brno for 2016 but fell to 1-5, 7.04 but improved to 1-0, 1.64 in the postseason. He tied for 7th in losses. [11] In '17, he was 0-3 with a 7.92 ERA to bring his Extraliga career record to 14-25, 5.56 with 3 saves. [12] Back with Slovakia in the 2017 B-Level European Championship, he lost to Edvardas Matusevičius and Lithuania, allowing eight runs (six earned) in five innings. It was his lightest workload in a B-Level European Championship or European Championship Qualifier, Slovakia relying heavily on Ižold, their one player with US minor league experience. [13]

Marek moved to Apollo Bratislava in Slovakia for 2018, going 4-2 with a 3.78 ERA in the European Interleague. He was fifth in ERA, fourth in strikeouts (46, between Marin Tadić and Matko Dabo) and third in wins (behind Tadić and Jose Diaz). [14] The next year, he fell to 2-0, 4.70 in the same loop. [15] In the 2019 B-Level European Championship, he lost to Ukraine and Maksym Lisnytskyi and saved a game; his 7.71 ERA was better than the team mark while only Ižold pitched more innings for Slovakia. He tied Ižold, Andrea Girasole and Eimantas Žičkus for second in the event in appearances (3, one behind Matusevičius) and tied for first in two starts. [16]

The 2020 Interleague season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as was 2021. He was back with Slovakia for the 2021 European Championship Qualifier but did not appear as the team only used six pitchers, with only Ižold working more than four innings and totaling over half their inning total. [17] Slovakia qualified for their first European Championship. In the 2021 European Championship, he made two appearances, though he no longer was Slovakia's ace or workhorse. He relieved Šimon Procháczka in the 7th with a 10-3 deficit against Czechia, players well familiar with him from his years in the Extraliga (and vice versa). He got Matěj Hejma on a fly, allowed a double to Jakub Malík and retired Petr Čech on a grounder. He allowed a RBI double to Vojtěch Menšík and a run-scoring single to Marek Chlup then retired Přemek Chroust. Juraj Bartók replaced him in the 8th. In the 15th/16th place game, he relieved Martin Gieci with a 4-4 tie, one on and one out against France. He walked Bastien Dagneau then escaped the jam by retiring Martin Vissac and getting Léo Jiminian to hit into a force. In the 9th, he retired Félix Brown on a grounder, allowed a double to Andy Paz, retired Luis Delogu on a fly then got former A's farmhand José Paula. Markus Racík took over in the 10th and Slovakia wound up falling, just missing their first win in a European Championship. Marek's 6.75 ERA for the event beat the team mark of 7.28. [18]