Michigan Insider: Week 5 Player of the Week - John Baker, RHP/1B

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By Aaron Wilson
Assistant Director of Scouting 

The Michigan high school baseball season is officially underway. Although the temperatures have been pretty low, many teams have been able to play a fair amount of games.

Each week here at PBR Michigan, we will name a Player of the Week for the high school season. Please submit your nominations weekly to [email protected]

Rundown of the 2016 Players of the Week:
Week 1- Nick Neibauer
Week 2- Brett Manis
Week 3- Bailey Peterson
Week 4- Carsie Walker

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Michigan Insider: Week 5 Player of the Week - John Baker, RHP/1B

John BakerName: John Baker
School: Hartland
Position: RHP/1B
Class: 2016

Week in Review: 

John Baker took Hartland High School on a fairy-tale ride to the state championship game last year. His 10 inning victory in that game will go down in history for the ages. Baker is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound RHP that has committed to Ball State University and is ranked 9th in the 2016 class. Against his conference rival Baker threw 10 innings in relief racking up 15 strikeouts, while allowing no runs.

In the bottom of the 18th inning with Baker leading off there was another story book ending created as he smashed the 2nd pitch of the at bat over the leftfield fence ending the game in walk off fashion.


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