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Boris Marche

Boris Marche currently plays as a catcher and third baseman for the Rouen Huskies. He led Division Elite in RBI in 2007-2008.

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Marche has been with Rouen 76 since 1998. As a 18-year-old in the 1999 European Championship, he was 0 for 4 while backing up Jamel Boutagra at catcher. He was 2 for 12 with 2 walks and 2 runs in the 2001 European Championship, when France He was loaned to Savigny in 2001. He was just 2 for 16 with two walks for the French national team as a 20-year-old in the 2001 Baseball World Cup, backing up Boutagra at catcher once again. He played ball at Oxnard College in California in 2002. In the 2002 World University Championship, he was 3 for 19 with a double and had half of France's 6 RBI for the event. He made no errors at either third base or catcher. In the 2003 European Championship, Boris was 1 for 11 with a double and an error. He hit .214/.267/.286 with 6 strikeouts in 14 AB in the 2003 Baseball World Cup and had 3 errors in six chances at third base; at catcher, he handled 6 chances error-free and threw out 1 of 3 attempted base-stealers.

He helped Rouen win the pennant in the Division Elite in 2007, batting .368/.486/.470 with 33 RBI in 31 games. He edged teammate Dany Scalabrini for the league lead in RBI. In the 2007 European Championship, he hit third for France but went 4 for 19 with no walks or extra-base hits. He was 2 for 11 with 2 RBI in the 2007 European Cup.

In the 2008 Division Elite season, he hit .383/.458/.464 with 47 runs and 48 RBI in 46 games as Rouen won another title. He was four runs behind league leader Sébastien Hervé and easily led the circuit in runs batted in. During the 2008 European Cup in Grosseto, he was only 1 for 16 with two walks and an error.

Boris provided expert analysis during the 2009 World Series for France 24, a French news channel.

In 2010, Marche delivered the hit that allowed Aaron Hornostaj to score Rouen's 2000th run.

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