(ELKVILLE, Ill.) – First baseman Andrew Czech has been staying busy during the offseason by competing for the Chillicothe Paints in the Prospect League, an elite collegiate wood-bat summer baseball league. He hasn't missed a beat since helping the Cavaliers reach the postseason a third consecutive year and has been named Player of the Week.
In seven games last week, the 6-6 rising junior went 12-for-26 for a .462 batting average. Five of those were extra-base hits with three doubles, a triple, and a home run with eight RBI. He added a stolen base to his resume for the week as well.
Czech leads the Prospect League with a .675 slugging percentage and is tied for second in hits with 15, third in total bases with 27, tied for third in doubles with four, tied for third in extra-base hits with seven, tied for third with a .500 on-base percentage, and tied for fourth with a .375 batting aberage.
The League's members provide their communities with quality baseball and affordable, family-friendly entertainment. The Prospect League was founded in 2009 after merging with the Central Illinois Collegiate League. The Prospect League has 11 teams competing in a six-state region: Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit www.prospectleague.com.