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Anthony Piquet
  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 183 lb.

Piquet has been a pitcher for the French national team; at age 27, he was the coach of the Hawks de La Guerche de Bretagne.

In the 1999 European Championship, Piquet allowed 3 runs in 4 innings but the teenager struck out 6. He tossed one shutout inning in the 2001 European Championship. He led Team France with 5 appearances in the 2001 Baseball World Cup, but totalled only 2 2/3 innings. He did not allow a run. During the 2003 European Championship, he allowed one run in one inning on 2 hits, 2 walks and a wild pitch. During the 2003 Baseball World Cup, Anthony gave up 3 runs in 4 2/3 innings on 6 hits and 5 walks. He did have the lowest ERA on the team, as his 5.79 was well ahead of the next-best, Patrice Briones at 7.11.

He has played baseball since age 7, and has played for twenty seasons with the Hawks. "I have never expressed a desire to go elsewhere because I am happy in this friendly club" he said in an interview in 2007. [1]

During the 2007 European Championship, Piquet lost both of his decisions but his 4.76 ERA was second among French starting pitchers. He led the team with 10 strikeouts.

In Division Elite in 2008, Anthony was 7-7 but struck out 152 while walking 33 in 125 innings, allowing a .197 average and a 1.94 ERA. He was the ace of a 17-23 team and was named the best pitcher in France by voting on the ‘Baseball à la Française’ website following the campaign.

He was acquired by the Rouen Huskies in January 2010.

He has a daughter named Klervi, born in 2008. When not playing baseball, he works as a plumber.

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