by John Leonard

Staunton’s Andrew Czech is a very large man with an even bigger stat line.

Listed at 6-foot-6, the young man from Ohio, fresh off being named the Great Midwest Player of the Year for Walsh University, is crushing Valley League pitching so far, and subsequently is the first Signs USA Player of the Week for the summer.

In his first seven games, Czech is slashing 455/500/879, with 10 runs, 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 16 RBIs, and an even 3/3 BB/K ratio. Last night his power was on full display, as he hit the second of three consecutive Staunton home runs to tie the game with the Harrisonburg Turks in the 9th inning.

Andrew hit an incredible 417/538/823 in college this spring, with 58 runs, 18 doubles, 17 home runs, 63 RBIs, and a ridiculous 44/13 BB/K ratio in 175 at-bats.

Signs USA is sponsoring Valley League Baseball’s Player of the Week for the fourth year in 2019.

Honorable Mention

Wes Clarke, Waynesboro: 500/593/818 in 22 at-bats, with 2 doubles and 7 RBIs

Aidan Nagle, Woodstock: 481/548/778 in 27 at-bats, with 6 runs, 2 home runs, and 7 RBIs

Kevin Madden, Charlottesville: 409/517/591, 7 runs, 10 RBIs in 22 at-bats

Connor Hood, Woodstock: 421/542/632 in 19 at-bats, with 7 runs and 4 doubles

Josh Madole, Harrisonburg: 400/452/440, 5 runs, 4 RBIs, 4 walks

Jeremiah Boyd, Winchester: 400/500/720 in 25 at-bats, with 6 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, and 11 RBIs

Jacob Ferris, Harrisonburg: 1-0, 0.75, with 13 strikeouts in 12 innings

Riley Davis, Covington: 1-0, 0.75, only 7 hits and 3 walks in 12 innings

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(Thanks to Graham Knight for the graphics!)