Woodhaven’s Colin Czajkowski named 2019 Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year for baseball
One of the odds-on favorites for the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Mr. Baseball award this season, Woodhaven’s Colin Czajkowski has been named the baseball Gatorade Player of the Year, the company announced on Thursday.
Through Wednesday’s games for Woodhaven, Czajkowski — a left-handed pitcher and outfielder signed with the University of Michigan — is 8-0 with 99 strikeouts, an ERA of 0.29 and a WHIP (walks-hits per innings pitched) of 0.692, holding opponents to a batting average of .102. He also threw a no-hitter this season against Gibraltar Carlson.
At the plate, the senior is hitting .367 (.464 OBP/1.042 OPS) with 36 runs scored and 39 RBI, 11 doubles, one triple and two home runs.
As a junior, Czajkowski hit .413 with a 1.204 OPS, and was 61 on the mound with a 1.27 ERA, helping lead Woodhaven to its first state championship game appearance.
Recent Gatorade Baseball POY for Michigan:
2017-18 — Spencer Schwellenbach, Saginaw Heritage
2016-17 — Steve Mann, Detroit Country Day
2015-16 — Tommy Henry, Portage Northern
2014-15 — Luke Shilling, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep
2013-14 — Kory Young, Rockford
[Photo credit: @WoodhavenHigh on Twitter]