Missouri Baseball POY: Colby Fitch

Missouri Baseball POY: Colby Fitch

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Missouri Baseball POY: Colby Fitch


THE WINNER: Colby Fitch


School: Hickman (Columbia, Mo.)
Grade: Junior
Position: C/OF
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 205 pounds

Athletic achievement: He batted .500 with five home runs, 25 runs scored, 22 RBI and a .960 slugging percentage, leading the Kewpies (15-7) to the Class 5 district semifinals this past season. A 2012 and 2013 Under Armour Pre-season All-American, Fitch threw out 12-of-15 base runners this season.

Academic excellence: Fitch has maintained a 3.78 GPA.

Exemplary character: A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he has served on his school’s student council and has volunteered locally on behalf of a food bank and as part of multiple community clean-up initiatives.

“I have had the privilege of coaching against Colby Fitch and watching his growth as a player,” said Justin Towe, head coach at Rock Bridge (Columbia, Mo.). “He is unquestionably one of the most respected players in the state of Missouri. He never backs down from a challenge and he is always willing to put in the extra effort required to be successful.”

THE FUTURE: Fitch has verbally committed to Louisville.


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