Jan Homolka

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Jan Homolka

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

Jan Homolka has pitched at times for the Czech national team. He allowed no earned runs and two hits in 2 1/3 IP in the 1999 European Championship as a teenager. In the 2001 European Championship, he was the worst Czech hurler, giving up 7 runs, 3 hits and 3 walks in only 1/3 of an inning. He pitched for Krč Altron in 2003, going 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA; at the plate, he was 6 for 21 with 5 RBI. In 2004, he was 5-1 with a 1.46 ERA. He tied for 5th in the Extraliga with 3 complete games, was 9th in ERA and tied Leoš Kubát for 7th in wins.

Homolka hit .256/.298/.321 in 2005 and was 8-0 with a save and a 1.07 ERA. He was second in the circuit with 4 complete games, was second to Petr Pacas in ERA and tied Jan Řeháček for third in wins, behind Radek Procházka and Petr Minařík. In the 2005 Baseball World Cup, Homolka gave up 7 runs in 4 1/3 IP for the Czech squad.

In 2006, Jan was 5-2 with a 2.56 ERA for Krč Altron and hit .274/.323/.321. He tied for sixth in the Extraliga in wins. In '07, he fell to 3-5 despite a 2.72 ERA; he batted .264/.330/.322. He was the top Czech pitcher in the 2007 European Championship, tossing 6 1/3 shutout innings and striking out seven.

Homolka struggled in 2008 and only hit .200/.273/.222.